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  • Locations: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Portuguese Program Type: Study Abroad
Provider: UNCW IN Field of Study: Culture, Portuguese
Minimum GPA: 2.5 High Impact Experiences: Volunteer
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Advisor: Luis Santiago
Program Description:
Program Description | Eligibility | Academic Details | Housing
Program Dates | Financial Details | More Information

Program Description

The University
The UNCW in Portugal (Intensive Language Summer) program takes place in Lisbon and students will take courses at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Nova is the youngest of Lisbon's 3 state universities and also stresses interdisciplinary approaches and technological developments. 

The Surrounding Area
Study abroad in one of Europe’s most beautiful and historically important capital cities — Lisbon, Portugal! CNN recently reported that Lisbon might be “Europe’s coolest city” and, in 2012, Lisbon was named European City of the Year. In 2014, the nearby city of Porto, was named the European Destination of the Year.

Lisbon has it all! As the capital of Portugal, Lisbon is packed with unparalleled, unique cultural and historic sites. It has a vibrant arts and music scene, great food, exceptional nightlife, award-winning beaches and, best of all, it is ranked as one of the most affordable and safest of European cities.

Lisbon has many personalities — though steeped in Old-World tradition, the city is also known for cutting edge fashion and design. Once the hub of a bygone global empire that stretched across four continents, Lisbon has a flavor all its own, influenced by former colonies in Africa, Brazil, India, China, the Persian Gulf and the Indonesian spice islands.

Student Life
UNCW in Portugal will offer cultural activities and excursions to places like Lagos and Sintra. The program also provides opportunities for students to explore the beautiful coastal capital of Portugal. Students can visit the Aqueduto de AguasLivres, Torre de Belem and the Time Out Market Lisboa (formerly Mercado da Ribiera). Students can also visit one of the many beaches that are in Lisbon. 


  • Degree-seeking student
  • At least sophomore standing at time of participation
  • Good judicial standing
  • 2.5+ GPA at time of application

Academic Details

The UNCW in Portugal program allows students who choose to study abroad in Lisbon with the opportunity to learn or brush up on their Portuguese language skills in one of Europe’s up-and-coming “hot” destinations (typically 3-4 credit hours).

Classes offered are:
    • The aims of this course are as follows:
      • Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases in order to satisfy concrete needs. Introduce oneself and others and be able to ask and answer questions about personal details such as, for example, where you live, people you know and things you have. Communicate in a simple way if the other person talks slowly and clearly and if he is prepared to help.
    • The objectives of this course are as follows:
      • Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to immediate priority areas (e.g., personal and family information, shopping, local geography). Communicate to perform simple and routine tasks requiring a basic and direct exchange of information on familiar topics.
        Describe, in simple terms, one’s background, environment and matters related to areas of immediate need.
    • The objectives of this course are as follows:
      • Speak and understand the main points of a conversation on familiar matters; Write simple connected texts and understand the main points of a text dealing with familiar topics; Deal with a variety of everyday communicative and work-related situations and work-related, interacting with native or non-native users. Describe experiences and events, and give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
    • The objectives of this course are as follows:
      • Compreender as ideias principais em textos complexos sobre diversos assuntos, incluindo discussões técnicas na sua área de especialidade. Comunicar com um certo grau de espontaneidade e de à-vontade com falantes nativos do português, sem tensão de parte a parte. Exprimir-se de modo claro e pormenorizado sobre uma grande variedade de temas e explicar um ponto de vista sobre um tema da atualidade, expondo as vantagens e os inconvenientes das várias possibilidades.
    • The course objectives are as follows:
      • Compreender um vasto número de textos longos e exigentes, reconhecendo os seus significados implícitos. Exprimir-se de forma fluente e espontânea sem precisar de procurar muito as palavras. Usar a língua de modo flexível e eficaz para fins sociais, académicos e profissionais. Exprimir-se sobre temas complexos, de forma clara e bem estruturada, manifestando o domínio de mecanismos de organização, de articulação e de coesão do discurso.


Summer students may live in student apartments or residence halls. All accommodations are within a 20-minute commute from the university via public transportation. Most apartments have single rooms, and a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living areas.

Program Dates

Summer Dates
Late June- Late July

Financial Details

Estimated Program Fee Summer 2018: $3,980


  • Tuition
  • Airport Pick-up
  • On-side Coordinator
  • On-site Orientation
  • Housing
  • Tutoring
  • Language & Culture Tools
  • Excursions
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Transit Pass
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Additional Costs:
(not included in program fee)

  • International Airfare
  • Most Meals
  • Passport and Visa

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at

More Information 

This program is currently not accepting applications.