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UCF in Portugal | Lisbon as a Global Hub
Lisbon, Portugal (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer A 2018 02/01/2018 09/01/2018 06/02/2018 06/29/2018
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Business, Communication, Culture, Interdisciplinary Studies, Latin American Studies, Liberal Arts Housing Options: Student Housing
Language of Instruction:
English, Portuguese Visa Required: Yes
Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 06 Academic Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:
UCF in Portugal: Lisbon as a Global Hub
Lisbon, Portugal
Summer A 2018
June 2- June 29



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Program Description:

The Latin American Studies program, Department of Modern Languages and Literature, and College of Arts and Humanities have developed a study abroad program for undergraduate students interested in Portuguese Language and Culture at UCF. This program offers students an excellent opportunity for full linguistic and cultural immersion to enhance Portuguese language skills. For this program, students are required to register for LAS 3955 or POR 3956 (3 credits): Post Colonial Experience in Portugal- Brazil, Angola, and Mozambique, in addition to a 3 credit hour business course or 3 credit hour Portuguese language course (any level). Students will also be given additional course options in many other disciplines offered through the University of Portugal and through partnership with the Study in Portugal Network. The Study in Portugal Network is a four-university consortium program that offers students the freedom to choose between a range of courses across partner institutions in disciplines from Business, Social Sciences to the Humanities. 

Outside the classroom, students will have the opportunity to explore different sites in Lisbon with the program director and, outside the capital, guided excursions provided by the host institution. 

While abroad, students can expect a formal classroom experience for the language classes. The culture class will include both classroom hours as well as visits to local sites. Students will be evaluated through regular examinations and class participation for four weeks. Original transcripts for additional coursework are provided from the partner university hosting each enrolled class. 

Visits in Lisbon include, but are not limited to: several museums, the Castelo de Sao Jorge, Parque das Nacoes, traditional neighborhoods, ethnic associations and musical venues, Fado houses, and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. 

Students on this program should plan to arrive in Lisbon, Portugal on the starting date of the program. To arrive accordingly, flights must depart the USA the day prior to the start of the program. Students should not purchase their flight until they have been advised to do so by the UCF Abroad office

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Enhance knowledge and skills to work with the Luso-Brazilian population in the US and abroad
  2. Explore cultural differences and similarities between Portugal and the USA
  3. Enhance knowledge of Portuguese history, music, and art
  4. Gain exposure to diverse social values and intellectual atmospheres
  5. Recognize and describe cultural norms for the country
For those choosing Portuguese language options
  1. Improve upon Portuguese language comprehension in conversation, reading and writing
  2. Identify and discuss meanings in relationship to the context of a conversation or text, including non-verbal cues
  3. Recognize appropriate use of language in different cultural contexts (formal, casual, generational)
Program Leader: Sandra Sousa (sandra.sousa@ucf.edu)

Sandra Sousa Bio

"My name is Sandra Sousa and I teach Portuguese and Latin-American Studies at UCF. I love teaching, travel, eating chocolates and other fun activities! I took a group of students last summer to study in Lisbon, Portugal, and it was a fun and enriching experience! I hope to continue taking students to my home country and having a great time with them."  

Program Course
  • LAS 3955 or POR 3956 (3 credits): Post Colonial Experience in Portugal: Brazil, Angola, and Mozambique (instruction given in English)
  • 3 credit hour business course or 3 credit hour Portuguese language course (any level)
Syllabus: LAS3955POR3956 Postcolonial experiences in Portugal Brazil, Angola and Mozambique

Pricing (based upon the minimum number of students):

Program fee: TBD for 2018 (2017 cost $3,350) 
For details on what the program fee includes please see program Budget Sheet

Payment 1: TBD
Payment 2: TBD

The following services are included as part of the program fee:
  • Single occupancy room if double is unavailable
  • Monthly Lisbon public transport pass 
  • Airport transportation and orientation services
  • Cooking/laundry facilities
  • At least two curated field trips outside of Lisbon, one overnight stay
  • UCF Abroad administrative fee ($350)
The following are not included:
  • Tuition
  • Flights
Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. The UCF Abroad Office will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.