Program Overview

The goals of the Language and Culture program are to develop your skills and competency in Portuguese language through an intensive language course and a semester-long language course; to enhance your understanding of contemporary Portuguese society and culture through the CIEE core curriculum; and, where language skills permit, to meet a wide variety of your academic interests through direct enrollment at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. You must enroll in an intensive Portuguese language course, a semester language course, and three or four CIEE content courses taught in English and/or direct enrollment courses taught in Portuguese.

CIEE Portuguese language courses and CIEE area studies courses are with CIEE, other international, and Portuguese students. Regular university courses (an option if you have sufficient Portuguese skills) are with Portuguese students.

The program includes cultural events as well as visits to sites of historic and cultural importance in Lisbon and its environs, including the medieval walled-town of Ă“bidos and Sintra. In addition, there are two weekend trips each semester to locations of cultural and/or ecological interest.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Language and Culture in Lisbon, Portugal

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Application process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

  1. Completion of the GEO application process.
  2. Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Dates and Deadlines

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.
TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Spring Semester201910/15/2018Late JanuaryMid-May
Fall Semester20193/1/2019Early SeptemberMid-December
Academic Year2019-203/1/2019Early SeptemberMid-May
Spring Semester202010/1/2019Late JanuaryMid-May

Travel Advisories

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