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Dates:
05/26/2014 - 06/23/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 04/30/2014
Credit:
3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Dates:
06/23/2014 - 07/21/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 05/15/2014
Credit:
3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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05/26/2015 - 06/23/2015
Deadlines:
04/01/2015
Credit:
3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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06/23/2015 - 07/21/2015
Deadlines:
04/01/2015
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3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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05/26/2014 - 07/21/2014
Deadlines:
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2.75 Overall GPA
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See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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05/26/2015 - 07/21/2015
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Program Overview

Program Overview

Take the plunge and spend your summer immersing yourself in Portugal.

Through rigorous courses on Portuguese culture, homestays, and various field trips and excursions, you’ll develop an appreciation of the country and its people while enjoying an intensive, exciting, and unique intercultural experience.

Study abroad in Portugal and you will:

  • Live in Lisbon, the cultural and economic center of the Iberian Peninsula
  • Take courses on Portuguese history and culture offered in English
  • Participate in cultural activities and excursions, including visits to museums and festivals; become familiar with Portuguese history, culture, and current affairs
  • Explore Sintra, Mafra, or Óbidos on a day-long trip; and spend a weekend in Évora, Porto, or Coimbra
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Intercultural Comparative Experience

Travel with friends to a new city to explore history, art, architecture, culture, and social challenges. Part of every short-term program, our three-day Intercultural Comparative Experiences are an ideal way to highlight cultural differences and sharpen critical thinking skills.

Expand your global perspective. Choose to spend your intercultural weekend in one of these European cities:

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Berlin, Germany
  • London, England
  • Paris, France

Coursework

CIEE offers one English language course per session analyzing selected aspects of urbanism, architecture, sculpture, and painting in your host city of Lisbon, and exploring identity and nationalism through literature, film, and music.

Culture

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Lisbon is a culturally rich city with a vibrant theater life, a historic opera house, museums, concert venues, galleries, and a dynamic cinemathèque. You are encouraged to take advantage of the city’s cultural offerings, such as its summer festivals.

One weekend excursion and one day trip are included in each three-week study abroad session. Destinations for weekend trips may include Évora, Porto, or Coimbra. Destinations for day trips may include Sintra, Mafra, and Óbidos.

Homestays

Improve your language skills and immerse yourself in Portuguese culture by living with a local family—a truly unique and authentic experience.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Costs
Summer 2014 Session I (4 wks)
Extended to: 04/30/2014
05/26/2014
06/23/2014
$3,350

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$2,398
Housing
$550
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$850
International Airfare *
$1,450
Local Transportation
$120
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$525

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer 2014 Session II (4 wks)
Extended to: 05/15/2014
06/23/2014
07/21/2014
$3,350

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$2,398
Housing
$550
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$850
International Airfare *
$1,450
Local Transportation
$120
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$525

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer 2015 Session I (4 wks)
04/01/2015
05/26/2015
06/23/2015

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Summer 2015 Session II (4 wks)
04/01/2015
06/23/2015
07/21/2015

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Summer 2014 Session I, II (8 wks)
Extended to: 04/30/2014
05/26/2014
07/21/2014
$6,030

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,528
Housing
$1,100
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,700
International Airfare *
$1,450
Local Transportation
$240
Books & Supplies
$150
Personal expenses
$1,050

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

More Information
Summer 2015 Session I, II (8 wks)
04/01/2015
05/26/2015
07/21/2015

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit per session is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours and 6 semester/9 quarter hours for two sessions.

Course contact hours are 45 hours and recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise indicated.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students choose one content course per session.

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About the City

About The City

Lisbon is the westernmost capital in mainland Europe, at the point where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic. Built on seven hills, Lisbon is navigated by funicular trains, an elevator, trams, buses, and the metro. The city presents interesting contrasts, from tiny one-of-a-kind shops with fading facades to mega malls; from narrow, steep, cobbled-stoned streets to wide-open vistas. Lisbon’s fascinating past can be seen in the faces of its multicultural citizens, food, architecture, and welcoming attitude towards foreigners.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Nuno Senos

Dr. Nuno Senos completed his undergraduate work at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and received his Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. He is also a research fellow of the Center for Overseas History at FCSH. Nuno has taught in the U.S. and in Portugal. He has been a guest lecturer in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Italy, and Portugal. Nuno is the author of a book on the history of the former Royal Palace of Lisbon, and has written a number of articles on Portuguese and Colonial Art.

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Lisbon is a hilly city, and every hill looks down on the blue waters of the Tagus River. Lisboetas share an openness that is nurtured by the city’s proximity to the Atlantic. These days, the city that once sent the first European ships around Africa’s southern cape to India and Japan receives more people than it sends out.

A European city that has so far escaped mass tourism, Lisbon is a rare find: a fast-modernizing metropolis that has retained the allure of its colorful history. This welcoming city poses interesting challenges to the curious of mind, challenges that have as much to do with the rich Atlantic culture of which Portugal has been traditionally a part, as they do with the larger processes of globalization and European integration.

At the CIEE Study Center in Lisbon, you will be immersed in a new language and culture, which we encourage you to savor. You will think of Portuguese as an opportunity to explore old and new interests under a rich new light. Our southern European sun is, after all, a brilliant one.

— Nuno Senos, Resident Director

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Luisa Caldas

Luísa Castro Caldas, Resident Coordinator, has a degree in Art History and an M.A. in Urban Heritage from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She has been involved in Youth Peace Education for more than two decades in an international NGO which makes working with CIEE a familiar and pleasant challenge.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

The Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL) is a public institution of higher learning founded in 1977 with the goal of contributing to the renewal of higher education in Portugal. It has five faculties, including the School of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH), where the summer study abroad program is primarily based. FCSH is a multidisciplinary unit that promotes diversity of knowledge, creativity, and freedom of thought. Facilities at FCSH include the central library, computer facilities, and bookstore, and a student association, drama group, and group devoted to traditional Portuguese music.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

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Housing is included in the program fee and study abroad students are housed in homestays located a short commute from FCSH where CIEE courses are held. Students have their own bedrooms and are given full access to bathroom and kitchen facilities. All homestays are internet accessible.

Students are provided with all breakfasts and 5 dinners per week (Sunday to Thursday), which are also included in the program fee. Students can prepare the rest of their meals at their homestay, or eat in the cafeteria at UNL.

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Orientations

Orientations

A three-day orientation session conducted in Lisbon at the beginning of the program will introduce you to the city, culture, and academic program, as well as provide practical information about living in Lisbon. Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. Internet access in the homestays is guaranteed. Most areas in the University have wireless Internet, and computer rooms are also available for your use.

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Academics

Academics

The Language and Culture summer program focuses on Portuguese culture and history. Special emphasis is placed on Lisbon within a broad global context. Courses include experiential activities and field visits. Students may participate in one, two or three four-week sessions.

Academic Culture

Courses meet daily, Monday through Friday, for three hours. The academic calendar includes dates for mandatory trips scheduled out of Lisbon. This hands-on learning experience contributes greatly to the student’s experience abroad. Instruction is interactive and dynamic. Many lectures take place in situ, so that students can feel part of the culture they are studying.

While extracurricular activities and personal travel contribute greatly to the student’s overall European experience, attendance is mandatory for all classes and required events. Early departure for, and/or late return from, personal trips on weekends is not permitted. Any extended travel should take place prior to the start of the program or upon completion of the program.

Nature of Classes

Participants take classes with other CIEE study abroad students only.

CIEE Community Language Commitment

As students gain proficiency in Portuguese, resident staff encourage them to use their language skills in everyday settings. This fosters a learning community that contributes to both Portuguese language proficiency and understanding of Portuguese society.

Grading System

Students are normally graded on the basis of class participation, papers, small quizzes, and a final examination. With attendance mandatory, unexcused absences are reflected in a participant’s final grade. Class participation is essential in most courses; some courses require students to complete individual projects, which they present in class.

Language of Instruction

English

Faculty

Courses are taught by faculty or postdoctoral fellows of the FCSH and UNL.

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Course Description

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

CIEE Content Courses

Session I

AHIS 3001 LISU

Lisbon: City and Architecture
(in English, Session I) How did Lisbon achieve its present form? This course covers the history of Lisbon from Roman times to the present, analyzing selected aspects of urbanism, architecture, sculpture, and painting, and their relationship with their particular historic context. Students have direct contact with documents by reading primary sources and analyzing the works of art in loco. This course enhances students’ understanding of Portuguese art history and gives them tools to read any work of art.

Session II

HIST 3001 LISU

Contemporary Portugal: Identity and Nationalism through Literature, Film, and Music
(in English, Session II) This course provides a general overview of Portuguese modern urban culture. The selected topics follow a chronological order from the end of the 19th century to present day. The objects of analysis vary from literature to cinema, among other products of mass culture, thus allowing for an inclusive reading of culture in its social, historical, and political context.

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