The importance of our local buddies!

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CIEE Lisbon

Our CIEE Lisbon local buddies are one of the secret ingredients of student life! 

Not only are they students with the same age range, experiencing similar academic struggles, but our buddies can also be your passport to the real Lisbon. Going on our weekly buddies activity is a great opportunity to exchange experiences and cultures.  

Whether you’re bowling strikes, shouting “Bingo!”, having a picnic, or strategizing over board games, our buddies make sure your Portuguese skills get a workout. Plus, they spill the beans on all the cool spots in Lisbon that only locals know. 

Some of the connections that you will make with our buddies will prevail, even after your Lisbon adventure ends! So don't be shy and join our buddies activities! They are eager to get to know you!