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Students who choose to study abroad in Lisbon with API during the summer will be able to take international business courses in English in one of Europe’s up-and-coming “hot” destinations. Students select one course per session for 3 semester credits. Students may combine two sessions in order to earn up to 6 credits for their program. The sessions may be combined as follows: sessions 1 and 2, or sessions 2 and 3.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Housing 

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Monthly Transit Pass

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 first years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Supplemental application requirements are solicited upon receipt of API application
  • Entry requirements: valid passport
  • University Approval Form
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 Jun, 2022 - Jul, 2022 $4,790 Apr 1, 2022 No Extension Apr 15, 2022
Summer 1 and 2 Combined Jun, 2022 - Jul, 2022 $8,480 Apr 1, 2022 No Extension Apr 15, 2022
Summer 2 Jul, 2022 - Jul, 2022 $4,790 Apr 1, 2022 No Extension Apr 15, 2022
Summer 2 and 3 Combined Jul, 2022 - Aug, 2022 $8,480 Apr 1, 2022 No Extension Apr 15, 2022
Summer 3 Jul, 2022 - Aug, 2022 $4,790 Apr 1, 2022 No Extension Apr 15, 2022

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.

  • Évora

    The preserved UNESCO World Heritage City of Évora dates from Roman times has a rich and vast history. Évora is located in the center-south of Portugal in the Alentejo region with Whitewashed buildings in its narrow streets, along with delicious outdoor places and remarkable historic sites. Évora is an open book where walking its streets is like flipping through a History book where you can see History everywhere you look. From a Roman Temple dating back to the 1st Century BC, to a 13th century Cathedral or even to a 16th Century Chapel called the Chapel of Bones.

  • 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.

  • Évora

    The preserved UNESCO World Heritage City of Évora dates from Roman times has a rich and vast history. Évora is located in the center-south of Portugal in the Alentejo region with Whitewashed buildings in its narrow streets, along with delicious outdoor places and remarkable historic sites. Évora is an open book where walking its streets is like flipping through a History book where you can see History everywhere you look. From a Roman Temple dating back to the 1st Century BC, to a 13th century Cathedral or even to a 16th Century Chapel called the Chapel of Bones.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Évora

    The preserved UNESCO World Heritage City of Évora dates from Roman times has a rich and vast history. Évora is located in the center-south of Portugal in the Alentejo region with Whitewashed buildings in its narrow streets, along with delicious outdoor places and remarkable historic sites. Évora is an open book where walking its streets is like flipping through a History book where you can see History everywhere you look. From a Roman Temple dating back to the 1st Century BC, to a 13th century Cathedral or even to a 16th Century Chapel called the Chapel of Bones.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Évora

    The preserved UNESCO World Heritage City of Évora dates from Roman times has a rich and vast history. Évora is located in the center-south of Portugal in the Alentejo region with Whitewashed buildings in its narrow streets, along with delicious outdoor places and remarkable historic sites. Évora is an open book where walking its streets is like flipping through a History book where you can see History everywhere you look. From a Roman Temple dating back to the 1st Century BC, to a 13th century Cathedral or even to a 16th Century Chapel called the Chapel of Bones.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 3 credits per session (up to 6 total)

Students who choose to study abroad in Lisbon with API during the summer will be able to take international business courses in English in one of Europe’s up-and-coming “hot” destinations. Students select one course per session for 3 semester credits. Students may combine two sessions in order to earn up to 6 credits for their program. The sessions may be combined as follows: sessions 1 and 2, or sessions 2 and 3.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive their transcript from the Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE).

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COURSE OFFERINGS

Students select one course per session for 3 semester credits.

Trends in Digital Marketing

At the end of this course, students should be able to understand the scope of digital marketing and coordinate digital marketing strategy with business strategy.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Corporate Negotiation and Influence

The main purpose of this course is to enable students to better understand and use negotiation and influence to achieve goals in corporate contexts.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Innovative Business Modeling

Through the use of the most robust and updated techniques, and in an interactive, dynamic, and creative environment, participants will be challenged to (i) identify a business opportunity, (ii) design an innovative business model for it, (iii) highlight the strategic change generated by the business model, (iv) conduct a straight-forward financial valuation of the foreseen innovation (v) pitch their outcome to colleagues and guest specialists.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Innovative Business Modeling

Through the use of the most robust and updated techniques, and in an interactive, dynamic, and creative environment, participants will be challenged to (i) identify a business opportunity, (ii) design an innovative business model for it, (iii) highlight the strategic change generated by the business model, (iv) conduct a straight-forward financial valuation of the foreseen innovation (v) pitch their outcome to colleagues and guest specialists.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Corporate Negotiation and Influence

The main purpose of this course is to enable students to better understand and use negotiation and influence to achieve goals in corporate contexts.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Trends in Digital Marketing

At the end of this course, students should be able to understand the scope of digital marketing and coordinate digital marketing strategy with business strategy.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Humanitarian Action

This course seeks to provide its participants with general knowledge about action in situations of humanitarian support, with special focus on the capacity for reflection and identification of techniques and methods that are applicable in a humanitarian context. This curricular unit seeks to enable students to have an inclusive and multidisciplinary vision of the challenges of humanitarian action. It is intended that this module work with the direct and active involvement of the participants.

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Ethics, Strategic CSR and Sustainable Finance

This course seeks to train students with general knowledge in ethics, strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, focussing in particular on finance and the challenges that companies face at local and global levels. Financial markets play a role of unprecedent importance in today’s globalized economy. Not only are the highest ethical standards therefore required from finance professionals but by considering environmental and social impact in investment analysis, finance has the capacity to allocate financial resources to more environmentally and socially sustainable products and services. The aim is also to enable students to know and be able to discuss the main perspectives and their evolution of the concepts addressed, to critically evaluate and comment on specific problems and cases, while seeking creative solutions related to these crucial issues today.

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Leadership and Strategic Knowledge

This course focuses on how students can become effective knowledge agents by addressing the importance of leadership, knowledge management, and innovation.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Brand Management and Marketing Communications

This course aims to combine a perspective of brand management and marketing communications with a strong practical focus, reflected on an extensive scrutiny of contemporary cases, across a variety of sectors and geographies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Energy and Environmental Economics

The main purpose of this course is to provide students with theoretical and empirical knowledge on energy and environmental economics that will enable them to understand and take action.

At the end of the course, participants are expected to:

  • -Develop a comprehensive overview of the main challenges facing the energy sector, together with a detailed analysis of the main policy issues.
  • -Review worldwide relevant regulatory experiences in the energy sector, including recent competition policy cases.
  • -Provide a deep understanding of the main recent concepts and tools regarding the performance of energy markets.
  • -Recognize the role of energy financial markets and learn with experts in the field.
  • -Understand the role and challenges of renewable energy sources for sustainable development.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Fixed Income Markets

The bond market in the United States is worth roughly $40 trillion while the U.S. stock market has a value of less than $20 trillion. Overall, the global bond market is worth about $100 trillion. Given the large magnitude of this fixed income market and the fact that both governments and corporation issue bonds on a regular basis, this course is aimed to explain the fundamental rules and practices of this global market.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Brand Management and Marketing Communications

This course aims to combine a perspective of brand management and marketing communications with a strong practical focus, reflected on an extensive scrutiny of contemporary cases, across a variety of sectors and geographies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Leadership and Strategic Knowledge

This course focuses on how students can become effective knowledge agents by addressing the importance of leadership, knowledge management, and innovation.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Fixed Income Markets

The bond market in the United States is worth roughly $40 trillion while the U.S. stock market has a value of less than $20 trillion. Overall, the global bond market is worth about $100 trillion. Given the large magnitude of this fixed income market and the fact that both governments and corporation issue bonds on a regular basis, this course is aimed to explain the fundamental rules and practices of this global market.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Energy and Environmental Economics

The main purpose of this course is to provide students with theoretical and empirical knowledge on energy and environmental economics that will enable them to understand and take action.

At the end of the course, participants are expected to:

  • -Develop a comprehensive overview of the main challenges facing the energy sector, together with a detailed analysis of the main policy issues.
  • -Review worldwide relevant regulatory experiences in the energy sector, including recent competition policy cases.
  • -Provide a deep understanding of the main recent concepts and tools regarding the performance of energy markets.
  • -Recognize the role of energy financial markets and learn with experts in the field.
  • -Understand the role and challenges of renewable energy sources for sustainable development.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Ethics, Strategic CSR and Sustainable Finance

This course seeks to train students with general knowledge in ethics, strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, focussing in particular on finance and the challenges that companies face at local and global levels. Financial markets play a role of unprecedent importance in today’s globalized economy. Not only are the highest ethical standards therefore required from finance professionals but by considering environmental and social impact in investment analysis, finance has the capacity to allocate financial resources to more environmentally and socially sustainable products and services. The aim is also to enable students to know and be able to discuss the main perspectives and their evolution of the concepts addressed, to critically evaluate and comment on specific problems and cases, while seeking creative solutions related to these crucial issues today.

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Humanitarian Action

This course seeks to provide its participants with general knowledge about action in situations of humanitarian support, with special focus on the capacity for reflection and identification of techniques and methods that are applicable in a humanitarian context. This curricular unit seeks to enable students to have an inclusive and multidisciplinary vision of the challenges of humanitarian action. It is intended that this module work with the direct and active involvement of the participants.

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Humanitarian Action

This course seeks to provide its participants with general knowledge about action in situations of humanitarian support, with special focus on the capacity for reflection and identification of techniques and methods that are applicable in a humanitarian context. This curricular unit seeks to enable students to have an inclusive and multidisciplinary vision of the challenges of humanitarian action. It is intended that this module work with the direct and active involvement of the participants.

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Ethics, Strategic CSR and Sustainable Finance

This course seeks to train students with general knowledge in ethics, strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, focussing in particular on finance and the challenges that companies face at local and global levels. Financial markets play a role of unprecedent importance in today’s globalized economy. Not only are the highest ethical standards therefore required from finance professionals but by considering environmental and social impact in investment analysis, finance has the capacity to allocate financial resources to more environmentally and socially sustainable products and services. The aim is also to enable students to know and be able to discuss the main perspectives and their evolution of the concepts addressed, to critically evaluate and comment on specific problems and cases, while seeking creative solutions related to these crucial issues today.

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Leadership and Strategic Knowledge

This course focuses on how students can become effective knowledge agents by addressing the importance of leadership, knowledge management, and innovation.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Brand Management and Marketing Communications

This course aims to combine a perspective of brand management and marketing communications with a strong practical focus, reflected on an extensive scrutiny of contemporary cases, across a variety of sectors and geographies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Energy and Environmental Economics

The main purpose of this course is to provide students with theoretical and empirical knowledge on energy and environmental economics that will enable them to understand and take action.

At the end of the course, participants are expected to:

  • -Develop a comprehensive overview of the main challenges facing the energy sector, together with a detailed analysis of the main policy issues.
  • -Review worldwide relevant regulatory experiences in the energy sector, including recent competition policy cases.
  • -Provide a deep understanding of the main recent concepts and tools regarding the performance of energy markets.
  • -Recognize the role of energy financial markets and learn with experts in the field.
  • -Understand the role and challenges of renewable energy sources for sustainable development.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Fixed Income Markets

The bond market in the United States is worth roughly $40 trillion while the U.S. stock market has a value of less than $20 trillion. Overall, the global bond market is worth about $100 trillion. Given the large magnitude of this fixed income market and the fact that both governments and corporation issue bonds on a regular basis, this course is aimed to explain the fundamental rules and practices of this global market.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

International Business

These are challenging times for international business. Barriers to trade and FDI are on the rise. However there are benefits for corporations.

In this course, the students will learn how to identify the main opportunities and risks brought by foreign markets entry, the framework of decision making, and search for research topics in this field.

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Financial Risk Management

This course aims to provide theoretical and applied knowledge on the most relevant issues and methods required for sound financial risk management.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • -Understand and identify the main sources of financial risk
  • -Be acquainted with the implementation of integrated risk management systems in the organizations
  • -Be able to apply the most accurate methods of risk assessment within each risk category
  • -Be able to evaluate the risk of a single asset and a portfolio of assets
  • -Identify the main differences between regulatory and economic capital
  • -Understand the basics underlying the process of financial institutions supervision and the minimum capital requirements determination

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Innovation and Creativity in Marketing

At the end of this course, students should be able to understand the scope of innovation, coordinate innovation with business strategy, and be able to manage the innovation cycle.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation

This program is designed to introduce the participants to the management of cross-cultural differences and leadership in the globalized world by being effective in communication and negotiation.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation

This program is designed to introduce the participants to the management of cross-cultural differences and leadership in the globalized world by being effective in communication and negotiation.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Innovation and Creativity in Marketing

At the end of this course, students should be able to understand the scope of innovation, coordinate innovation with business strategy, and be able to manage the innovation cycle.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

International Business

These are challenging times for international business. Barriers to trade and FDI are on the rise. However there are benefits for corporations.

In this course, the students will learn how to identify the main opportunities and risks brought by foreign markets entry, the framework of decision making, and search for research topics in this field.

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Financial Risk Management

This course aims to provide theoretical and applied knowledge on the most relevant issues and methods required for sound financial risk management.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • -Understand and identify the main sources of financial risk
  • -Be acquainted with the implementation of integrated risk management systems in the organizations
  • -Be able to apply the most accurate methods of risk assessment within each risk category
  • -Be able to evaluate the risk of a single asset and a portfolio of assets
  • -Identify the main differences between regulatory and economic capital
  • -Understand the basics underlying the process of financial institutions supervision and the minimum capital requirements determination

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Highlights
  • Classes taught in English
  • ISCTE features prestigious AACSB and AMBA business-accreditations

API students in Lisbon live in furnished student apartments or in a student residence hall with other API participants and/or international students. All accommodations are within a 20-25 minute commute from the university via public transportation. Most apartments have single rooms, and a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living areas. Student residence halls have single rooms with ensuite bathrooms and shared 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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