Study Abroad in Lisbon, Portugal

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Study Abroad in Lisbon: Cultural Excursions

Sintra (day trip)

Included in program fee for Session A and B

Located in the foothills of the Sintra Mountains a short distance from Lisbon, this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to a complex of beautiful parks, gardens, monasteries, palaces, and castles. It was the birthplace of European Romantic architecture in the nineteenth century, and the Royal Palace and Pena Palace are perfect examples of this style. After arriving by train students will tour the manor house and gardens, followed by free time for lunch In the local restaurants and to explore the town. The more adventurous can walk around the Castle of the Moors and enjoy spectacular views.

Belem (Day trip)

Included in program fee for Session C

Situated at the mouth of the Tagus River a few miles from the city center, Belem is famous for its concentration of cultural and historical sites, from the imposing Belem Tower and the beautiful fifteenth century Jeronimos Monastery to the Monument to the Discoveries, celebrating the 500th anniversary of Henry the Navigator. It is also home to several important museums and the official residence of the Portuguese President.

Optional excursion to London, England (2 nights)

Included only for students on the optional AIFS Flight Package

Check Buckingham Palace off your bucket list with a trip to London on your way to campus. Visit includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfasts
  • Guided sightseeing tour past major sights such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Tower of London
  • Free time to explore on your own

Dates and itineraries of all excursions are tentative and subject to change. Students must enroll and pay for the optional excursions in the U.S. by the final payment deadline. Once paid for, excursions are non-refundable except in the event of cancellation by AIFS.

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