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07/29/2016

"MALAGA AND MOROCCO" BY EMILY WILLIAMS: CIEE PALMA DE MALLORCA, SUMMER 2016

Adventure of a Lifetime: Malaga and Morocco

Sara and I had a really good (almost) solo trip to Malaga and Morocco. We survived without data for directions and even made it all the way to Africa and back!

 

07/12/2016

"Tuesday Strolls" by Emily Williams: CIEE PALMA DE MALLORCA, SUMMER 2016

 

 

 

Cafes con leche and Good Views

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There are so many small hidden streets in the city that you will never get bored exploring.

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Tangopan- It was definitely the Spanish version of an American breakfast but it still hit the spot and I got to enjoy the sun and people watching while sitting outside.

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Bertoldo - I stopped at this cute little cafe on the corner on the way to cooking class one day. I enjoyed a cafe con leche while people  watching. I could spend hours in Spanish cafes relaxing with a cafe con leche and a snack.

With no possible way go see everything/eat/drink everywhere I have learned to make the most of my time and know that I can’t possibly do everything that I want to here.

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Visit CIEE Palma de Mallorca:

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SEMESTER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/liberal-arts

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/business-tourism

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/netherlands/groningen/groningen-to-palma-summer-environmental-issues

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/palma-to-kralendijk-summer-marine-science

 

 

12/04/2015

CIEE Palma de Mallorca. Newsletter III. Fall 2015

Greetings from Antonia Ferriol, RD of CIEE Palma de Mallorca!

  Biking

This is a picture of our group biking along the coast of Palma with our Guardian Angels, Spanish students who collaborate with us.

There are only 20 days left of the program, and students start getting nervous about classes and farewells.

On our side, we are also getting ready for Internship final presentations, exams and grades, the reentry workshop, and of course our farewell lunch.

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This is Palma: the city where your student studies and lives this semester

We have been busy with classes, outings related to classes, group meetings, excursions, independent travel, and all the many events happening daily in the lively city of Palma. Students are completely adapted to living in Palma, so much that they teach us constantly things about the city we did not know, like new interesting stores, and curious events happening around.

Let me share with you some pictures about the field study trips we did with our classes. For example, with the class “Sustainable Tourism”, we visited TIRME, the recycling company; LOGITRAVEL (one of the major online travel agencies in Spain); and BG HOTELS (a hotel chain in Arenal beach).

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With the class “Mediterranean Cooking and Wine Tasting”, we visited the cellar and vineyards of Macià Batle wine, as well as we visited the main farmers market in Palma, where vegetables, fish, meat, clothing, and livestock animals are sold. We also learnt to cook many different Mediterranean recipes in five sessions which were three hours long each, so with intensive hands-on cooking.

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The three students undertaking internships this semester at The Hotel Factory, Hoteles Saint Mitchel, and Hotel Caballero offices are performing marketing, social media, sales, human resources, and finance controller tasks; and they say they are enjoying their experience and learning a lot. We can not wait for when they will do their final presentation and share with us their experience.

And on the side of academics, we have been doing a lot. Bellow you can see pictures of some of the activities we have been doing since our last newsletter:

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Christmas lighting

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Arab Baths and Santa Clara Cloister

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Miró Museum

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Watching three Movies

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Hiking in Tramuntana Mountains

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Language Photomarathon

Visit CIEE Palma de Mallorca:

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SEMESTER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/liberal-arts

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/business-tourism

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/netherlands/groningen/groningen-to-palma-summer-environmental-issues

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/palma-to-kralendijk-summer-marine-science

10/14/2015

First month with CIEE Palma de Mallorca, Fall 2015

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Orientation: This is me! Activity, a student introduces herself to the group

A month has passed since the day our students were nervous to meet their homestays at the orientation hotel, and since that first night when they were excited and a little bit afraid to try the different kind of Mallorcan tapas and pambolis with jamón. Now our students are settled in their Spanish home, know how to move around the intricate streets of Palma, some of them have started to meet with their intercambio, and are attending regularly their CIEE and university classes.

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UIB International Students Association, first excursion to Tramuntana Mountains

(CIEE students are on the right)

CIEE language class Spanish for Business and Tourism visited the 15th century castle of the city of Palma. This castle is well known for its museum of the history of Palma, for being the only Gothic round castle in Spain, wonderfully preserved, and for its incredible views of the Bay of Palma. No wonder its name Bellver means “Beautiful view”.

Castillo

This semester, CIEE students are enrolled in the following CIEE and UIB classes: Spanish for Business and Tourism, Tourism and Sustainable Development, Spanish Mediterranean Cooking and Wine Tasting, Advanced Contemporary Spanish Cinema and Literature, Tourism Marketing I, Operations & Processes in Tourism Enterprises, Contemporary Spanish Literature, Poetics of the 20th Century, Biochemistry of Membranes and Bioenergy, Business Intercultural Communication.

Palma desde el castillo

Palma de Mallorca views from Bellver Castle

Three students are undertaking internships this semester at the following companies: The Hotel Factory (a travel agency and touroperator), Hoteles Saint Mitchel (central offices of a hotel chain), and Hotel Caballero (offices within a hotel). They are doing marketing, social media, sales, human resources, and finance controller tasks.

Bellow you can see pictures of some of the activities we have been doing so far:

Grupo escaleras

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Popular Celebration with Demons and Bonfires

Tapas estrecha

Tapas night, Ruta Martiana on Tuesdays

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Night of the Arts: Open Museums

Valldemossa estrecha

Excursion to Valldemossa, Village with Arab origins

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Excursion to Formentor (viewpoint) with UIB International Association

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Sailing excursion with CIEE 

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Visit to the Gothic Cathedral of Palma, La Seu

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Biking along the Bay of Palma

 

 

Visit CIEE Palma de Mallorca:

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SEMESTER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/liberal-arts

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/business-tourism

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

07/02/2015

Newsletter I, CIEE Palma de Mallorca, Summer 2015 Session I

Imagen1This is our newsletter about Summer Session I 2015 in Palma de Mallorca. During this session, our students can study the following topics:

  • Beginning Spanish
  • Spanish for Business and Tourism: An introduction to Tourism in Mallorca
  • Mediterranean Marine Environment
  • Mediterranean Cuisine in Spain: Cooking and Wine Tasting

ORIENTATION

Imagen2During the orientation our students learnt about the history and culture of Palma, as well as the Mediterranean gastronomy, Spanish customs and the basics to move around the city as Spaniards. They were also explained about the activities (excursions, field visits…) they were going to take during their Session in Palma.

Also, during the orientation each student was told about their host families, so their first impression was not so shocking.

Our students could even see which other students live by their surroundings through a map we made up for them so they could be more connected, something they really appreciated.

IMG_5887 (2)Courtney meeting her host family

FIELD VISITS

All our summer classes have a hands-on component and put students in contact with relevant local examples related to the content of each particular subject. Imagen3

- Field Trip to Dragonera Island: Our marine students started their second week in Mallorca going to Dragonera. In this activity they visited a Natural Park  and identified the human impacts on the coast.  They also studied the diversity of flora and fauna and its management, as well as analyzing the different species and the fund management.

Imagen4- Mercado Pedro Garau:  Our cooking students during their second week in Palma also had the chance to see first-hand typical products of Mallorca at one of the most emblematic markets of Palma: Pedro Garau. During this session they discovered the most common products used in the Mediterranean cuisine, such as “snails” a typical Spanish dish they did not expect at all.

Imagen5- Field Visit to Natural Sciene Museum, Sóller: during this visit  our Marine students went to the Balearic museum of natural sciences, where they studied the living foraminifera collection and also  had the chance to dissect fishes.

Imagen6- Bellver Castle: Our language students visited the Bellver Castle last week, where they had to practise their language skills. Among the linguistic activities organised for them during the excursion one of them consisted on searching for clues in order to find a treasure. They really enjoyed the activity as well as the views of the city of Palma from the top of the castle.      Imagen7

Natalia showing her cooking skills

- Cooking: first day of practicum: Our cooking students had on Tuesday their first practical session, during which they learned to cook gazpacho, tortilla de patata and gató of almonds with vanilla ice cream. In further classes they’ll also learn other Spanish recipes such as paella, sangria, tapas and many others. This class includes 15 hours of practical lessons, plus the theoretical ones. 

Visit CIEE Palma de Mallorca:

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Blog: http://study-abroad-blog-palma.ciee.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cieepalma

SEMESTER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/liberal-arts

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/business-tourism

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/palma-to-kralendijk-summer-marine-science

02/13/2015

Newsletter I, CIEE Palma de Mallorca, Spring 2015

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Greetings from Antonia Ferriol, RD of CIEE Palma de Mallorca!

Our Spring students arrived less than two weeks ago into Palma de Mallorca. How exciting to meet at the Orientation Hotel, then wandering around the old streets of Palma for the first time, and finally trying the different kind of Mallorcan tapas and pambolis. Now our students are settled in their Spanish home, know how to move around the intricate streets of Palma, have started going to the gym at the university and to meet with their intercambio, and have attended for a whole week their CIEE and regular university classes.

BT Orientation walk

Plaza Mayor

CIEE language classes (Beginning Spanish, and Advanced Spanish for Business and Tourism) visited the 15th century castle of the city of Palma.

Bellver group

This castle is well known for its museum of history of Palma, for being the only Gothic round castle in Spain, wonderfully preserved, and for its incredible views of the Bay of Palma.

No wonder its name Bellver means “Beautiful view”.

Bellver 2

This semester, CIEE students are enrolled in the following CIEE and UIB classes: International Meetings and Event Planning, Contemporary Spanish Cinema and Literature, Beginning Spanish, Advanced Spanish for Business and Tourism), Internship Seminar, International Protection of Human Rights, Survey of Spanish Literature, Teaching Spanish as a Second Language, Tourism Industry Contracts, Public Law of Tourism, Tourism Promotion Management, Quality Management of Hospitality Corporations, International Tourism Development, Psychology of Groups, Psychology of Personality, Couple Treatment and Therapy, Intelligence, and Psychology of Art.

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Cathedral and Arab Almudaina Palace

No wonder... The first time that a person sees the Mediterranean Sea from the top of the 16th Century walls of the old City of Palma, with the impressive Gothic Cathedral behind and the deep blue sea on the front, one can’t stop marveling and thinking how lucky Mallorcans are, being able to see this view every single day.

Eight students are undertaking internships this semester, and they have been attending interviews this week to start in the coming two weeks. Companies in which they will be interning are: Logitravel, Sol Melià, Santa Clara Urban Hotel, Palma Aquarium, M3Forum Events, Nixe Palace, Highlife Mallorca Events, Marina Hotels, Saint Michel Hotels, Amara marketing.  

You can see here pictures of some of the activities we have been doing so far:

BT Dinner first day

Orientation Tapas Dinner

Grupo 2

Bystander Intervention Workshop

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Biking along the Bay of Palma

This coming weekend we will participate in local Carnival, with parades and costumes. So in our next newsletter, we will share with you some great stories and more pictures.

Have a great semester!

Antonia Ferriol

CIEE Palma de Mallorca

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University Campus

 

Visit CIEE Palma de Mallorca facebook group: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/cieepalmademallorca

Our blog:        

http://study-abroad-blog-palma.ciee.org

And our official websites:

SEMESTER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/liberal-arts

 http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/business-tourism

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

11/17/2014

Fall 2014: Mediterranean Cooking with Chef Alan Norte Leeks

This Friday we spent an afternoon cooking delicious Mediterranean and Mallorcan Dishes. This is what we cooked... and ate!

Recetas

Grupo antes de cocinar

Before we cooked, we learnt a little bit about the ingredients and recipes

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Then we started to cook, hands on cooking!

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This is what we cooked...

Gamba con mango

Gambas con mango y rúcola

Llampuga con verduras al horno

Llampuga (Mallorcan Fish) with Vegetables in the Oven

Crema de calabaza con aceite de sobrasada

Crema de calabaza con aceite de sobrasada

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Cordero con espárragos

And for dessert, Pudding de Ensaïmadas con mermelada de naranja

And of course, we got to eat what we cooked, with a nice Mallorcan wine

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Alan, thanks for a great class and a wonderful meal in the best company!

 

09/12/2014

CIEE Palma de Mallorca Fall 2014 - FIRST DAY IN PALMA

Bailey, Charlotte, Cullen, Daniel, Elizabeth and Keara arrived yesterday into Palma de Mallorca. How exciting to meet at the Orientation Hotel and then wander around the old streets of Palma for the first time!

Plaza Mayor

 

Plaza Mayor 

The first time that a person sees the Mediterranean Sea from the top of the 16th Century walls of the old City of Palma, with the impressive Gothic Cathedral behind and the deep blue sea on the front, one can’t stop marveling and thinking how lucky Mallorcans are, being able to see this view every single day.

We ended the day having delicious Spanish tapas such as pulpo a la gallega, gambas al ajillo, pimientos de padrón, fiambres, tumbet, queso manchego, and more. And then of course a chocolate dessert, mouse de chocolate con nata, which has chosen unanimously by the six students.

Today students are spending the morning discovering Palma downtown with one of the Guardian Angels, David. And in the afternoon we have orientation sessions to help them prepare for a wonderful experience in Mallorca.

Have a great semester!
Antonia Ferriol, RD

CatedralCathedral (La Seu)

 

Visit CIEE Palma de Mallorca facebook group: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/cieepalmademallorca

Our blog:        

http://study-abroad-blog-palma.ciee.org

And our official websites:

SEMESTER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/liberal-arts

 http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/business-tourism

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/netherlands/groningen/groningen-to-palma-summer-environmental-issues

07/22/2014

¿Qué hora es? By Alex Sedor, Spring 2014 at CIEE Palma de Mallorca

AlexAlex Sedor

University of Colorado Boulder

Spring 2014

 

El desayuno vs. Breakfast

En lugar de desayuno, hay una cookie. Y un café tan pequeño que me da la sensación de que sólo ayudará a mantener un ojo medio abierto. Otra persona está comiendo pan, tomate y aceite de oliva , y tiene un nombre que no es castellano pero catalán -pa amb oli. El zumo de naranja es todo fresco, recién exprimido. Ésta es la aventura de comida que comienza cada mañana después de salir de los Estados Unidos.

Breakfast 1

Breakfast 2

Breakfast 3

La pausa vs. …Venga América

Después del desayuno, que se lleva a cabo a las 8:30 más o menos, es la pausa. Es un pequeño descanso lindo, un poco antes del mediodía, cuando todo el mundo tiene quince minutos para comer un bocadillo y tomar otro café . Quiero llevar este ritual a los Estados Unidos. Es mejor que comer en clase.

Bocadillo 1

Bocadillo 2

El almuerzo vs. Lunch

El almuerzo es la comida más importante del día aquí , y la mayoría de la gente va a casa a comer con sus familias, si pueden. La paella es una necesidad, tan a menudo como sea posible. Después del almuerzo enorme se hace una siesta, y luego vuelve a clase o al trabajo.

Paella

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La cena vs. Dinner

Después del trabajo, hay tapas, aperitivos acompañados de una caña (cerveza pequeña) o una copa de vino. Esto sirve para librarse de la jornada de trabajo y pasar un rato con amigos antes de regresar a casa para una cena a las 9:30.

Comida

Tapas vs. …

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Las discotecas vs. Most American clubs

A las 2 de la mañana en USA:

Disco vacia

A las 2 y las 6 de la mañana en España:

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Entonces, dependiendo de la noche, la gente sale. Pero no antes de la medianoche. En los Estados Unidos llegamos a casa después de una noche de fiesta al mismo tiempo como los bares se llenan aquí, en torno a las dos de la mañana. Aquí la gente se queda fuera hasta las seis o las siete de la mañana, y a menudo comen el desayuno antes de ir a la cama.

Si pensaban que la lengua sería el mayor choque cultural, están equivocados. ¡Que coman con gusto!

Aprenderán. ¡Bienvenidos a Mallorca!

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Visit CIEE Palma de Mallorca facebook group: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/cieepalmademallorca

Our blog:

http://study-abroad-blog-palma.ciee.org

And our official websites:

SEMESTER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/liberal-arts

 http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/business-tourism

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

10/22/2013

Fall 2013, Issue 1: CIEE PALMA DE MALLORCA

Greetings from Antonia Ferriol, RD of CIEE Palma de Mallorca.

It's a bright sunny Tuesday (75ºF) in Palma de Mallorca, with one of those blue Mediterranean skies reminding us that Summer season, no matter what the calendar says, is not finished yet...

And here we are planning our next activity: a hike into the mountains of Sierra de Tramuntana, (from the harbour of Sóller to the Bohemian village of Deià) a World Heritage Site for its natural beauty and historical villages. Of course, we will be sleeping in a cabin in the woods by an impressive lighthouse.

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So, what have we been up to?

First week

We navigated the city of Palma, learnt the ins and outs of the narrow streets of the city, its gastronomy, its people, its art (on the second day, Palma celebrated the night of the Art, so all museums were open and free, offered music, new exhibitions... Palma was a huge urban gallery hop!). We placed particular emphasis on showing students how to use public transportation and let them experience Mallorcan traditions, by means of trying typical food and spending time with their familia española.

As usual, the most anticipated event of this week was meeting the Spanish Familias, with whom students will share their lives for the rest of the semester. Everybody looked really excited, so here I would like to share some pictures of this important event:

Homestays 1

Homestays 2
 

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Orientation 1

We introduced students to two Spanish university students, DAVID and ALI, who will help them feel integrated into the young Palma society. On the second day, David and Ali went shopping with CIEE students, and helped them acquire their cellphone and other things they needed for classes. Students already talk about David and Ali as their true "guardian angels". With David and Ali, students went biking, and hiking in the mountains of Valldemossa to an old hermit.

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Intensive Spanish

Liberal Arts students arrived one week earlier in order to take Intensive Spanish, review grammar aspects, and start using as much Spanish as possible before regular university courses start. It is impressive that this year all students compromised very seriously with speaking Spanish at all times, even among themselves. To this day, I have only heart Spanish in the group. So... CONGRATULATIONS! But not only LA students are using Spanish. For some reason, this year Business and Tourism students have come to Palma with enough Spanish to compromise themselves as well to use only Spanish during CIEE actitivies. CONGRATULATIONS again!

Also, this year most of the students have already met their language exchange partner with whom they will meet at least once a week to speak in Spanish and in English, a great opportunity to get exposed first hand to the local culture, and to make a friend.

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International students

On the second week, students attended the Welcome reception, organized by the University for all international students. In this event, students were able to meet students from France, Germany, Italy, China, just to mention a few. On top of this, Spanish University students have created an Association to organize activities which bring together Spanish and International students. Among other things, they organize a soccer championship, a night out to eat tapas, an excursion by bus to the cliffs of Formentor and natural beach of Muro, with a stop in Lluc Monastery, and another excursion with an old wood train into the mountains of Soller. CIEE students were able to join many of these activities, and this helped them feel integrated into the university community by making their first friends.

Orientation 2

Classes at the University

After academic advising, and making sure each student had the right class, students went to their first university class. This year, students have enrolled in the following CIEE and UIB classes: Spanish Politics and Society, Contemporary Spanish Cinema and Literature, Intercultural Communication, Spanish for Business and Tourism, Advanced Spanish Writing and Stylistics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Marketing Management, Psychology of Development, History of Psychology, Contemporary Spanish Literature, European Union Law, Sustainable Tourism, Business Strategy, Progress of Spain in the International Order, Seminar on Living and Learning, and Introduction to Everyday Catalan.

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Internship

Four students are doing internships this semester. Karah is teaching English as a Foreign Language to children in a public local school. So far she says she loves the experience and is trying to learn from her mentor professor Silvia the magic of making children be quiet and pay attention in class!

Two other students, Christa and Jenni, are doing their internship at Puro Hotel , one of them in the marketing department and the other in the Events department. Both are not only working at the offices, but helping with several events organized by the hotel, in the coming months.

And Henri is working with a small company named Telm Produccions, which organizes events for children in schools of Mallorca. He will help in these events, and also in the marketing and web design of the company.

Excursions

This Saturday, the group visited La Granja, an old farm which has become a museum about the rural history and traditions of this Mediterranean island.

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La granja 3

La granja 4

La granja 5

Afterwards, the group visited the town of Deià, and had lunch at the beach, by the coast of Sierra de Tramuntana, recently declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO for the great value of its unique historical, artistic, and ethnographic heritage. We had the opportunity to admire the landscape of the typical Mediterranean forest: pines, holm oaks, carob trees, fig trees... By the end of the day, we visited the ruins of a watch tower from 16th century, and also the tower of the souls, an example of piracy of the 17th century.

Deia 1

Deia 2

Deia 3

Class Field visits

Language classes have brought students to the well preserved Bellver castle, a round gothic castle with incredible views of the city of Palma.

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And to Palma Cathedral, an impressive Gothic building by the sea.

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And of course students took a class on how to cook Paella and crespells, a traditional Mallorcan dessert.

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Coming next

We went to Granada for three days and had a wonderful time, so in our next newsletter, we will share with you some great stories and more pictures.

Have a great semester!