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Study Abroad in Portugal

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Take the plunge into Portugal with CIEE and live in the Western tip of Europe.

Spend a summer, semester, or year studying abroad on one of CIEE’s study abroad programs in Portugal and improve your Portuguese in a country with a rich, multi-cultural history. A welcoming country with much to explore, studying in Portugal immerses students in a unique environment with nearby mountains and sea, a mild climate, and relatively low cost of living. 

A fast-modernizing metropolis that has retained the allure of its colorful history, Lisbon allows students to enjoy a vibrant theater scene, a historic opera house, museums, concert venues, galleries, a cinemathèque, and more. Choose courses in the sciences and humanities, or indulge an interest in archaeology in the capital city of Lisbon.

In Portugal, CIEE gives students access to homestays, internships, volunteering opportunities, and direct enrollment options with added cultural clubs, activities, and excursions. Come study in Portugal with CIEE and learn Portuguese abroad in this uniquely immersive international environment.

Study Abroad Programs in Portugal

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  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Lisbon is a major spot for tourism and Portuguese traditions.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
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  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Study Program

Come explore Portuguese culture and history

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
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  • Lisbon, Portugal
New for January '25
  • Study Program

At CIEE Lisbon, students from all areas of study will learn about the cultural and political trends of the last century in Portugal through classes in English and field trips to Lisbon’s different neighborhoods, museums, and organizations.

Program Interests
  • Ancient City
  • Life by the Sea
colorful houses along lisbons coast sunset
  • Lisbon, Portugal
New for Fall '23
  • Study Program

Live and learn in one of the safest and most vibrant cities in all of Europe.

Program Interests
  • AACSB-Accredited
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Life by the Sea
coast of lisbon portugal nighttime
  • Lisbon, Portugal
AACSB Accredited
  • Study Program

Launch your exploration of Portuguese culture and history

Program Interests
  • AACSB-Accredited
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Life by the Sea

Study Abroad in Portugal Reviews

  • "It's a very well-organized program in a very vibrant and lively city where you can learn lots of things inside and outside the classroom."

    Romina V., Macalester College

  • "This was an amazing experience and the program was awesome."

    Olivia S., University of Vermont

Frequently Asked Questions

Steeped in ancient history, Portugal is a major player in European politics, economics, culture, and tourism that students can learn from and immerse themselves in. If you’re a student looking to study in one of Portugal’s biggest cities full of history and culture, Lisbon may be the place for you!

Portugal is a great place to study abroad for students looking to live in a historically-rich seaport where they can increase their knowledge of Portuguese language. In Portugal, students have the option to live with a host family for an authentic look into Portuguese life, as well as opportunities to travel around the country on unique excursions to Porto, Évora, Sintra, and more!

Some of CIEE’s best courses to study in Portugal include communication, cultural studies, Portuguese language, art history, philosophy, and political science. In addition to their coursework, students may also be able to participate in an internship or volunteer in Portugal at a variety of organizations. 

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