Study Abroad in Mallorca, Spain
"It seemed like every day we discovered a new reason why Mallorca really is the best place on earth. From breathtaking beaches, cliffs and mountains to historic architecture in the city, the entire island is absolutely beautiful. The program directors went above and beyond to make sure everything was taken care of so we could make the best of our time on the island."
- Catherine Harris, Rochester Institute of Technology student
Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands Archipelago (which also includes Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera), is situated 140 miles off the eastern coast of Spain. Mallorca has a population of around 660,000, of which 400,000 live in Palma, the capital city.
Mallorca is a culturally fascinating enclave, having been inhabited by Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, and then reconquered by the Christian troops of Jaume I. Its natural beauty and the quality of its beaches makes it the most popular tourist destination in Europe. Just in 2008 alone, it was visited by almost 12 million people.
Mallorca has a mild climate and diverse landscape, from the rocky mountains of the northeast to the sandy beaches of the south. The island also features a vast expanse of fertile flatland speckled with the beautiful olive-oil-producing windmills.