Portugal Lisbon Basilica Da Estrela 556179811

This program allows students to develop and advance their Portuguese language skills in an intensive and focused manner.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Monthly Transit Pass

Housing

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Portuguese speakers
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Statement of purpose
  • Supplemental application requirements are solicited upon receipt of API application
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa
  • University Approval Form
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jul 2, 2021 - Aug 1, 2021 $4,190 Apr 1, 2021 No Extension Apr 15, 2021

API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Lisbon programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Sintra

    Following a short train ride from Rossio Station in Lisbon, tour the magnificent National Palace of Sintra, the best preserved medieval Royal Palace in Portugal. Students will tour the manor house and gardens of the romantic nineteenth-century Quinta da Regaleira estate, followed by lunch in the unique ambiance of Sintra’s restaurants (with traditional regional pastries). An afternoon walk around the Castle of the Moors, on the heights above town with excellent views of the coast, completes this trip.

  • Mafra

    King Jõao V paid for the enormous baroque and neoclassical palace and monastery at Mafra with colonial Brazilian gold in the eighteenth-century; construction took more than thirty years and, at its peak, the project employed up to 45,000 workers. The palace (which inspired Portuguese Nobel laureate José Saramago to write his novel, Baltasar, and Blimunda) includes a magnificent library, which encapsulated all knowledge of the age, and a sumptuous basilica.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 4 semester credits

Students who choose to study abroad in Lisbon with API will learn about Portugal’s many major contributions to world history and have the opportunity to brush up on their Portuguese language skills in one of Europe’s up-and-coming “hot” destinations.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive their transcript from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA) upon completion of their program.

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    Carlos Loureiro

    Carlos Loureiro will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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COURSE OFFERINGS

CREDIT INFORMATION

NOVA operates on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). It is generally accepted that in order to convert from ECTS to U.S. semester credits, one should divide the ECTS total by 2, whereby most courses are worth 3 U.S. semester credits.

Portuguese Language A1

The goal of this course is for students to develop skills to:

  • -Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases in order to satisfy concrete needs
  • -Introduce themselves and others and be able to ask and answer questions about personal details (e.g. where you live, people you know and things you have)
  • -Communicate in a simple way when speaking with a person who talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language A2

The objectives of this course are as follows:

  • -To understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to immediate priority areas (e.g., personal and family information, shopping, local geography)
  • -To communicate to perform simple and routine tasks requiring a basic and direct exchange of information on familiar topics
  • -To describe, in simple terms, one's background, environment and matters related to areas of immediate need

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Language Level Required: Beginner   Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language B1

The objectives of this course are as follows:

  • -To speak and understand the main points of a conversation on familiar matters
  • -To write simple connected texts and understand the main points of a text dealing with familiar topics
  • -To deal with a variety of everyday communicative and work-related situations and work-related, interacting with native or non-native users
  • -To describe experiences and events
  • -To give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Language Level Required: Beginner   Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language B2

The objectives of this course are as follows:

  • -To understand the main ideas in complex texts on various subjects, including technical discussions in an area of ​​specialty
  • -To communicate with a certain degree of spontaneity and willingness with native Portuguese speakers, without tension from part to part
  • -To express oneself in a way clear and detailed on a wide variety of topics and explain a point of view on a current topic, exposing the advantages and disadvantages of the various possibilities

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language C1

The objectives of this course are as follows:

  • -To understand a vast number of long and demanding texts in order to recognize implicit meanings and to express in a fluent and spontaneous way.
  • -To use the language in a flexible and effective way in social, academic or professional environments and to express complex themes in a clear and well-structured manner, demonstrating mastery of organization and articulation mechanisms as well as speech cohesion.

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Highlights
  • Classes taught in Portuguese

API students in Lisbon live in furnished student apartments with other API participants and/or international students. 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.

Students are responsible for providing their own meals as these are not included in the program fee.

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