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  • A Day at Costa de Caparica
    By Ashlyn Thomas at CIEE
    Submission by World Government Student, Anisa: Lisboa continues to amaze and inspire us during our program; this time we ventured out of our hometown of Benfica and to the stunning...keep reading
  • Catching Some Waves!
    By Yesenia A. at CIEE
    Written by: Madeline & Maiken Today we got the opportunity to surf the waves of Portugal and visit the factory where many famous surfers get their surfboards from. Both the...keep reading
  • Feeling Grateful
    By Ashlyn Thomas at CIEE
    What an insanely jam-packed last few days we’ve had here in Lisboa! We kicked off the weekend with tours of the historic downtown in 6-person Tuktuks (or motorized rickshaws) which...keep reading
  • Falling in Love with Portugal
    By Erin Munsie at CIEE
    Now that we have been in Portugal for eight days... we can safely say that we are all in love! Students have truly built lasting friendships with students from all...keep reading
  • From Quarantine to Freedom
    By Ashlyn Thomas at CIEE
    Although the first few days of the program were met with some challenges such as adjusting to a new diet and separating the group of 25 into two pods, it...keep reading
  • Staying Afloat
    By Yesenia A. at CIEE
    Written by: Owen B. After learning about environmental sustainability in class, the students took the bus 30 minutes West alongside the cliffs of Setúbal overlooking the Atlantic ocean. The views...keep reading
  • Estu-What!?
    By Nathan Bynum at CIEE
    Today in Setúbal we explored a local estuary. An estuary is the area where salty ocean water meets salt-free water from a river or stream. In Portugal, there are many...keep reading
  • Exploring Setúbal After Quarantine!
    By Samantha Farquhar at CIEE
    Written by: Carina Olivar Finally, after 5 days, quarantine was over at last! This was exciting as we can now go shopping and dining at restaurants. We attended our last...keep reading

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