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Study Abroad | Lisbon

Portugal | Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE) | January Term 2025
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Spend January Term in the captivating city of Lisbon, Portugal, with AIFS! Study international business at the Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE) International Business School. Located in the lively city center, the business school holds both the prestigious AACSB and AMBA business accreditations.

What’s Included

The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.

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  • Tuition

    3 semester credits

  • Courses

    Course in international business

  • Housing

    Double or single room in a student residence with other international students

  • Meals

    Welcome and farewell meals

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    Sightseeing tour of Lisbon, visits to museums and monuments, market tour, a visit to Belém and a day trip to Sintra

  • Welcome Event

    To help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area and advise you about your stay

  • Onsite Support

    To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance

  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round trip flights U.S.-Lisbon-U.S.

    Round trip transfers between the airport and campus overseas

Program Details: Study Abroad | Lisbon Business and Communications


January 3, 2025January 20, 2025


January Term


Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE)

Application Deadline

October 1, 2024

Inclusive Fees



Open to High School Graduate, First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Minimum of 2.5 GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

  • Business

Global Themes

  • Business, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
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AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

Currently 3,500 students are enrolled in the undergraduate, masters, and PhD programs offered by the school’s six departments. As well as being recognized worldwide for its teaching and research, the IBS is well known for its multicultural and international approach to education. The school also holds the prestigious AACSB and AMBA business accreditations. 

  • Business

Earn three credits at ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa International Business School, which holds the prestigious AACSB and AMBA business accreditations. Take a business course at this renowned Business School with other international students. The course is taught in English and will include company visits to enhance your classroom study.

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Living Abroad


Live with other AIFS students or international students in residence halls located near the university and a short bus ride away. The student residence includes:

  • Single or double bedrooms
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Study room
  • Self-service laundry facilities

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Lisbon.


Lisbon is famous for its sunny weather, colorful buildings, Fado music, and friendly locals.  It is one of the oldest cities in Europe, dating back to 205 BC.  It was built on top of 8 hills and a Roman city.  


Beautiful architecture is abundant with it’s black and white, patterned stones also known as Portuguese pavement, adorning the sidewalks and public squares all over the city.  Lisbon is home to one UNESCO site, the Tower of Belém which was constructed in 1502.   


Lisbon is home to one of the world’s most top secret recipes, the Pastéis da nata, a sweet creamy desert with a flaky crust adorned by locals and tourists alike.

AIFS in Lisbon Director, January Term Program

A dedicated AIFS Program Director will be on-site throughout your program providing guidance, support and information on all aspects of the program.

Details of the AIFS Program Director at the ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa will be posted on the AIFS website

The Program Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Portuguese culture, a wide range of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee. Activities and events will include:

  • Welcome lunch
  • Guided city tour
  • Visits to Sintra and Belém
  • Tour of the famous Lisbon market
  • Fado evening
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Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines


  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    October 1, 2024
  • Deposit Deadline
    October 31, 2024
  • Scholarship Deadline
    October 1, 2024
  • Visa Deadline****
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    January 2, 2025
  • Program Begins
    January 3, 2025
  • Program Ends
    January 20, 2025
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    January 20, 2025
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.
  • **** AIFS Abroad offers visa processing services to applicants who enroll into the program by this date. All other applicants who enroll after this date will be responsible for securing their own visa with guidance from AIFS Abroad.

Optional Flight Package

Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.

Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)

Depature City


  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Des Moines
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Newark
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Washington/Dulles
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Ready to Study Abroad in Lisbon?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: