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CIEE Language and Culture Program in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
2.5
EA Advisor: 
Natalie Brady
Language of Instruction: 
English,Portuguese


Language + Culture

LISBON, PORTUGAL

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Program Overview

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.


Unique Experiences

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.

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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.

Projects

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.




What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • 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


1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

Questions?

Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.

Contact Us

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.

Year of Immigration

 

To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

UMD partners with CIEE to offer affiliate program options to UMD students across the globe. While you will maintain your UMD student status while you are away, you will work directly with CIEE program staff as a participant on their program. Your EA advisor will assist you with this process and can answer questions you may have about the application process.

Academics on a CIEE program
All CIEE courses are considered for transfer credit. However UMD cannot yet approve transfer credit for CIEE’s field studies, internships or experiential learning courses.  Study tours and classes offered on a pass/fail basis are not transferable.

Transcript from a CIEE program
UMD will require the CIEE School of Record transcript from Tulane University in order to apply your study abroad credits to your UMD degree. CIEE waives the fee to issue a School of Record transcript for UMD students. Please ensure that the transcript from Tulane University is sent to UMD Education Abroad at the end of your semester abroad. CIEE will provide instructions and deadlines for submitting your School of Record Request.

Costs & Billing for a CIEE program
The affiliate program costs apply to this program.  All fees are billed to your UMD student account unless otherwise noted. The following CIEE program fee discounts apply to UMD students: 

  • $2,000 off of CIEE semester program fee (MSI Grant)
    • Pell-eligible students are also guaranteed free airfare through the GAIN travel grant (see below)
  • $750 off of CIEE summer program fee (MSI Grant + UMD discount)
    • Pell-eligible students are also guaranteed free airfare* through the GAIN travel grant
  • Waiver of $500 school of record fee

As part of your program application to CIEE, you will pay a $50 application fee to CIEE directly. If accepted, you will then pay a $300 confirmation fee (deposit) to CIEE directly. The remaining CIEE program fees, including housing, will be charged to your UMD student account. You will be able to use any financial aid you receive from UMD towards these charges.

Scholarships
Scholarships for this program are available through the UMD Education Abroad Scholarship and for up to a maximum of $4,000 for the semester and $2,000 for the summer in CIEE Scholarships & Grants, including need-based awards, and automatic CIEE discounts and awards for UMD students (see above).

In addition to the guaranteed UMD student discount or MSI grant, CIEE competitive scholarships and grants, Pell-eligible students automatically qualify for the following:

  • *Guaranteed* GAIN travel grant, which covers the cost of airfare (up to $2,000) to your CIEE program site. 
  • Gilman Go Global Grant of up to $2,500 for semester programs and $1,000 for summer programs if you qualify and apply to the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship (regardless of whether or not you receive the Gilman scholarship).

To be considered for the CIEE funding, just check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your CIEE program application.

 

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 01/01/2019 09/01/2019 12/14/2019
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Year (Fall-Spring) 2019 03/15/2019 01/01/2019
Spring 2020 10/15/2019 06/01/2019 01/24/2020 05/09/2020
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.