The western tip of Europe is steeped in ancient history, creating an incredibly rich base to launch your exploration of Portuguese culture and history. In panoramic Lisbon, you'll find six levels of Portuguese language instruction and a wealth of other academic options provide intellectual challenge, while excursions to regional highlights and downtime with peers keep you learning off campus, too.
Business classes offered in English are available at ISCTE-IUL. Students are only allowed to take up to two classes at either ISCTE-IUL. Other classes are selected from CIEE or Universidade Nova de Lisboa, School of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH-UNL) The required Portuguese Language classes, as well as a large selection of area studies elective classes available to students, are CIEE-administered and are not included on the ISCTE-IUL nor FCSH-UNL transcripts.
TAKE CLASSES IN ENGLISH
and/or Portuguese with students from all over the world.
LIVE WITH A PORTUGUESE FAMILY OR DORM
at their Lisbon home for full immersion or a local dorm – and soak up the language as you experience student-life in the capitol city.
TRAVEL NORTH UP TO THE COAST
to Portugal's second largest city, Porto, known for a historic center dating back to Roman times and a rich wine trade.
Excursions & Activities
- Visit stunning medieval walled towns, Óbidos and Sintra.
- See the city of Porto like tourists rarely do, by attending a concert at Casa da Musica, touring the gardens of Serralves, visiting neighboring Gaia, linked by many bridges.
- Explore a Romanesque cathedral and gilded Baroque altarpieces during a tour of Évora, a historical center surrounded by 16th-century walls.
- Get into campus life by joining a student association, drama group, or sports team.
- Take advantage of Lisbon's vibrant theatre and historic opera house, plus concert venues, galleries, and a dynamic cinemathèque.
Volunteering. Students who want to share their time and gain practical skills can connect with a range of organizations throughout Lisbon that need support.
Peer support. Lisbon Buddies – students from FCSH – introduce CIEE students to routine life here, and helping you make connections and find your way around.
Research. Students may be able to participate in projects at FCSH's many research units.
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- Two-day orientation – an introduction to Portuguese culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
- Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
- Field trips and cultural activities
- Overnight excursions
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
- 24/7 emergency on-site support
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|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall Semester||2020||03/01/2020 **||Rolling Admission||08/30/2020||12/12/2020|
|Spring Semester||2021||10/01/2020 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.