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  • Locations: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Program Terms: Fall, Semester, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Portuguese Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Accounting, African Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Asian Studies, Communication, Economics, Entrepreneurship, European Studies, Film, Finance, Geography, History, International Business, International Relations, Internships, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics & Statistics, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion/Theology, Social Science, Sociology, Sustainability, Urban Studies Program Type: Internship Abroad, Study Abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

Business + Culture


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Program Overview

When you study abroad in Lisbon, you'll live and learn in one of the safest and most vibrant cities in all of Europe! Your time in Portugal's capital city will quickly become filled with strolling narrow, cobble-stoned streets, appreciating century-old buildings, immersing yourself in the local culture,  and enhancing your understanding of start-up ecosystems at local and international entrepreneurship hubs and events.

When class is in session, you'll take courses at CIEE Lisbon and CIEE's partner schools, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and the Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e de Empresas-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL). All your courses will be delivered by highly qualified faculty, who will give you insight into global business concepts and critical economic issues. Outside the classroom, your courses will be complemented with co-curricular activities and excursions organized by CIEE to enhance learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences


with an internship at a local business. From a vibrant start-up industry to supporting academic research groups, you will become well-acquainted with Lisbon’s local professional community.


by taking classes at some of the most prestigious business schools in Portugal (AACSB accredited).


to Portugal’s second largest city, Porto, a historic center dating back to Roman times known for its rich wine trade.

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Excursions & Activities

  • This program includes an overnight excursion to the second-largest city in Portugal: Porto. Located along the Douro River estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is known for its architecture, amazing landscapes, and magnificent bridges. It is also the birthplace of the world-famous Port wine. Our featured program excursion includes a scenic walking tour around the best hidden gems of the city, a dinner and concert at Casa da Música, and a tour (including lunch) of the Serralves Foundation.
  • A visit to Évora, a beautiful, historic city located in Portugal's Alentejo region, which is known for its cork and wine  
  • Getting to know Setúbal, a town south of Lisbon, known for its beautiful coast and wonderful cuisine  
  • Participating in a workshop at a local sustainability start-up 
  • Discovering Cascais and its stunning beaches  


  • Gain valuable real-world work experience by putting your skills and talents to good use during an internship. Past students have worked in areas from communication to fashion to politics.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Portuguese culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included


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