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Contemporary Challenges Credits

CIEE: Lisbon Language and Culture (Portugal)

Lisbon, Portugal

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Jan 24, 2021
May 09, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
Portuguese
Yes
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
2.5 | 3.0 for 1st Semester Sophomores
Credits

15-18

Program Advisor

The Program

This program is designed for students of all levels of Portuguese, beginner to advanced, who are interested in learning about Portuguese society and culture.

You’ll get to choose from courses in the social sciences and humanities that include anthropology, literature, music, politics, and media. Students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Portuguese have a wide range of direct enrollment courses to choose from at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL).

Lisbon, Portugal

Program Location

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Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal

Lisbon

Lisbon, the westernmost capital in mainland Europe, is the country's principal city. The city offers all that you would expect from a historic, yet modern European capital, without all the fuss. Cultural possibilities abound, with its Gothic cathedrals, a rich variety of museums, and lively cobbled streets with cafés just waiting to serve you espresso; Lisbon begs to be explored. Yet, even with centuries-old surroundings, the city is very much alive and undeniably youthful with Jazz, Reggae, Electronica, and Portugal’s own Fado music often filling the air. The city has mild winters and long summers cooled by the Atlantic breeze - perfect conditions to enjoy all that’s to offer.

Academics

 

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the CIEE website.

All CIEE students enroll in an intensive language program prior to the start of the semester; CIEE offers six levels of study, from beginning through advanced. Students continue their language study during the semester and choose three to four additional courses from a CIEE core curriculum taught in English and shared with other international and Portuguese students. Students with advanced Portuguese language skills may also choose from a large offering of courses in the humanities and social sciences taught in Portuguese. Undergraduate programs at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL) are academically rigorous and students should expect challenging coursework. The CIEE program is based at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH) at UNL. 

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to CIEE and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take at least 15-18 credits while abroad. The credit translation system between CIEE and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at CIEE will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript.  You will receive 3-4 credits per class taken with CIEE. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

 

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the CIEE web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by CIEE and the program dates have been confirmed.

Fall Semester

Mid-September

Late December

Spring Semester

Late January

Late May

Housing and Meals

 

Please note that while CIEE strives to meet students’ preferences in housing, these cannot always be guaranteed.

Students are housed primarily in homestays located a short commute from School of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH) at UNL where the CIEE classes will be held. Students staying in a homestay have their own bedrooms and are given full access to bathroom and kitchen facilities. There are also a very limited number of rooms available at the University’s dorm. The University dormitory is a modern facility housing students in single rooms with shared bathrooms. There are equipped kitchens for common use, laundry facilities, study rooms, a common room, and a computer room.

Meals are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student. Students can cook in their homestays or at the residence, or eat in the various subsidized cafeterias at UNL.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $19,440
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Program excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

 

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals $2,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $100
Books and Classroom Materials $250
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $2,000
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $6,150.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost per semester $17,770
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Program excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals $4,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $100
Books and Classroom Materials $500
Local Transportation $600
Personal Expenses $4,000
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $10,700.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost per semester TBD
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Program excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals $4,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $100
Books and Classroom Materials $500
Local Transportation $600
Personal Expenses $4,000
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $10,700.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $19,410
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Program excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals $2,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $100
Books and Classroom Materials $250
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $2,000
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $6,150.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost TBD
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Program excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

 

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals $2,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $100
Books and Classroom Materials $250
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $2,000
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $6,150.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Available to students participating in CIEE study abroad programs.  For more information please visit the CIEE website.