Founded in 1978 as a public higher education institution, in recent years the Universitat de les Illes Balears has become an important cultural and scientific reference for Spanish society. With the main campus in Palma and satellite campuses located throughout the Balearic Islands, UIB is home to over 13,000 students. UIB combines traditional classroom methodology with e-learning. Many international students attend UIB each year on a variety of different exchange agreements.
Main CampusPalma, Spain Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in PalmaLanguage(s) spoken on campus: Catalan, Spanish
The main campus is set in a natural habitat approximately 7.5 km outside of Palma, the capital of Mallorca. The islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera form the Balearic archipelago to the east of mainland Spain. Due to their strategic location, the islands have been a major crossing point for all commercial routes in the Mediterranean throughout history. Their culture, climate, clean beaches, calm sea, beautiful landscape and cosmopolitan character have garnered the islands worldwide fame as an attractive tourist destination. The islands are easily accessible by air from the rest of Europe and also by sea from mainland Spain. Palma is a medium- sized city of about 400,000 and offers the many advantages associated with a city while also providing permanent leisure and entertainment facilities.
The international relations office organizes extra-curricular activities for all exchange students during the semester. Excursions may also be organized, at an additional cost. ISEP students are welcome to participate in activities offered at UIB.