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Study Abroad | Lisbon

Portugal | Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE) | Summer 2024
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  • Summer 2024


Spend a summer in the captivating city of Lisbon, Portugal, with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options 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

    Up to 3 semester credits per session depending on session and course selection. An additional 3-credit course may be available each session for a supplemental fee

  • Courses

    Courses offered in business, economics, history, management, marketing, Portuguese language

  • Housing

    Double rooms in a student residence (single rooms may be available for an additional fee)

  • Excursions & Day Trips

    Sintra or Belem (day trip)

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    A program of organized events and activities such as: walking tours, performances, visits to museums and palaces, and excursions to nearby historical sites and a welcome meal with the international student group

  • Transportation Pass

    For use on the Metro, buses and trams for the duration of the program

  • Onsite Student Support Staff

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

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from campus

Program Details: Study Abroad | Lisbon Business Session 1

Program is closed


June 3, 2024June 21, 2024




Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE)

Application Deadline

April 1, 2024

Inclusive Fees



Open to 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
  • Business Administration
  • Foreign Language
  • Portuguese Language

Global Themes

  • Business, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Language, History and Culture
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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
  • Business Administration
  • Foreign Language
  • Portuguese Language

AIFS recommends that students take one course per session for 3 credits. It may be possible to take an additional course for 3 credits for an additional fee. This will also depend on the course schedule which is intensive and may not allow time for the second course. Students requiring 6 credits are instead recommended to take two sessions rather than one. 

Classes are held for 3 hours a day, Monday through Friday for a total of 45 hours. No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available. 

Portuguese History and Culture & Survival Portuguese Language – available for all students 

In addition to the business courses all students can take survival Portuguese language and Portuguese History and Culture. These courses really help students make the most of their time in Lisbon and to better understand the city and country where they are living. 

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Living Abroad

Student Residence

Live with other AIFS students in residence halls located near the university or 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 Program Director

A dedicated AIFS Program Director will be on-site throughout your program providing guidance, support and information on all aspects of the program. Details and contact information will be available prior to the start of the summer program.

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 may include:

  • Guided city tour
  • Visit to Sintra
  • Tour of the famous Lisbon market
  • Fado evening

Please note that students may need to pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above.

Public transportation is very convenient in Lisbon. You will receive a transportation pass to ride the metro, buses and iconic trams. 


This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Lisbon and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Portugal. Previous excursions have included:


Sintra (Sessions 1 and 2)

Tour manor house and gardens. Walk around the Castle of Moors. Includes round-trip transportation. 

  • Portugal
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Belém Tower with a sunset in the background.

Belem (Session 3)

Includes round-trip transportation. 

  • Portugal
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
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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
    April 1, 2024
  • Deposit Deadline
    April 10, 2024
  • Scholarship Deadline
    March 1, 2024
  • Visa Deadline****
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    June 2, 2024
  • Program Begins
    June 3, 2024
  • Program Ends
    June 21, 2024
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    June 22, 2024
  • *** 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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