Without a doubt, Lisbon is a happening place to study abroad. Each year, the beautiful capital city hosts numerous international events, including the world’s biggest music festival, Rock in Rio-Lisboa. There’s always something to do while exploring and enhancing your understanding of Portuguese society and culture. You’ll enroll in a variety of courses in both English and Portuguese, stay with a local family, volunteer, and go on exciting excursions in and around multicultural Lisbon – all with CIEE.

Study abroad in Lisbon and you’ll:

  • Take courses at a Portuguese university with the opportunity to choose from a wide range of direct enrollment courses in Portuguese and English
  • Become familiar with Portuguese history, culture, and current affairs through cultural and social activities and weekend excursions
  • Live in a city with a rich multi-cultural history that is also a privileged gateway to other European and North African countries

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2019
  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: E-mail a colored photocopy of your passport to your Global Experience Advisor.
  • Study Abroad Course Selections: After submitting the GEO application, students need to submit all courses, including back-up courses, to their academic advisor for approval. Please refer to the GEO Courses section of the website to review the Study Abroad Course Selections process.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: In addition to the GEO application, all applicants must complete the host institution or program’s application.
  • Passport Photo ID: E-mail a colored photocopy of your passport to your Global Experience Advisor.
  • Official Transcript: You can request an official transcript through myNortheastern.
  • 1 Photo(s) (passport sized [1x2])
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Credits

  • Students need to take one of the following options per semester to be full-time:
    • 15 credits, taking courses only through CIEE.
    • A combination of both CIEE courses and Universidade Nova de Lisboa courses.
  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:1 (CIEE: Northeastern) and 1:0.534 (Universidade Nova de Lisboa: Northeastern).
  • Course credits are typically 3-6 ECTS credits at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and 3 credits at CIEE.
  • If a student takes 15 CIEE credits abroad, they will receive 15 Northeastern credits.
  • Students that take courses at both CIEE and Universidade Nova de Lisboa will need to use a ratio to determine how many credits to take at each institution, equaling 15-16 Northeastern credits.
  • Each university abroad has its own credit system. Students should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Course Description

Students can enroll in the CIEE Language + Culture track. Through this program, students will study at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), taking classes at either the School of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH) or the school of Business and Economics (NOVA SBE). All students must enroll in one intensive Portuguese language course upon arrival. Students will continue their language study during the semester by enrolling in one semester Portuguese language course and can take three to four CIEE content courses, instructed in either English or Portuguese.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s Course Policies. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition:
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this range, then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by Northeastern University’s Student Financial Services website.

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: July 1, 2019
  • Deadline: October 15, 2019
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: E-mail a colored photocopy of your passport to your Global Experience Advisor.
  • Study Abroad Course Selections: After submitting the GEO application, students need to submit all courses, including back-up courses, to their Academic Advisor for approval. Please refer to the GEO Courses section of the website to review the Study Abroad Course Selections process.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: In addition to the GEO application, all applicants must complete the host institution or program’s application.
  • Passport Photo ID: E-mail a colored photocopy of your passport to your Global Experience Advisor.
  • Official Transcript: You can request an official transcript through myNortheastern.
  • 1 Photo(s) (passport sized [1x2])
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Credits

  • Students need to take one of the following options per semester to be full-time:
    • 15 credits, taking courses only through CIEE.
    • A combination of both CIEE courses and Universidade Nova de Lisboa courses.
  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:1 (CIEE: Northeastern) and 1:0.534 (Universidade Nova de Lisboa: Northeastern).
  • Course credits are typically 3-6 ECTS credits at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and 3 credits at CIEE.
  • If a student takes 15 CIEE credits abroad, they will receive 15 Northeastern credits.
  • Students that take courses at both CIEE and Universidade Nova de Lisboa will need to use a ratio to determine how many credits to take at each institution, equaling 15-16 Northeastern credits.
  • Each university abroad has its own credit system. Students should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Course Description

Students can enroll in the CIEE Language + Culture track. Through this program, students will study at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), taking classes at either the School of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH) or the school of Business and Economics (NOVA SBE). All students must enroll in one intensive Portuguese language course upon arrival. Students will continue their language study during the semester by enrolling in one semester Portuguese language course and can take three to four CIEE content courses, instructed in either English or Portuguese.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s Course Policies. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition:
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this range, then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by Northeastern University’s Student Financial Services website.

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2019
  • Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Extension: March 15, 2019
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: E-mail a colored photocopy of your passport to your Global Experience Advisor.
  • Study Abroad Course Selections: After submitting the GEO application, students need to submit all courses, including back-up courses, to their academic advisor for approval. Please refer to the GEO Courses section of the website to review the Study Abroad Course Selections process.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: In addition to the GEO application, all applicants must complete the host institution or program’s application.
  • Passport Photo ID: E-mail a colored photocopy of your passport to your Global Experience Advisor.
  • Official Transcript: You can request an official transcript through myNortheastern.
  • 1 Photo(s) (passport sized [1x2])
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Credits

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:1 (CIEE: Northeastern).
  • Students typically take 2 courses in the Summer semester at CIEE.
  • Course credits are typically 3 credits at CIEE.
  • If a student takes 6 CIEE credits abroad, they will receive 6 Northeastern credits.
  • Each university abroad has its own credit system. Students should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Course Description

CIEE offers one course per session, taught in English, which analyzes select aspects of urbanism, architecture, sculpture, and painting, and exploring identity and nationalism through literature, film, and music. Students must participate in 2 four-week sessions (Sessions I and II) for full credit.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s Course Policies. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition:
  • Students will be charged 25% of Northeastern semester tuition for those who enroll in courses that are equivalent to .1 to 5.9 Northeastern credits. Students will be charged 50% of Northeastern semester tuition for those who enroll in courses that are equivalent to 6.0 to 8.9 Northeastern credits.  On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this range, then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by Northeastern University’s Student Financial Services website.

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Destination

Lisbon is the westernmost capital in mainland Europe, located at the point where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic. The center of Lisbon is built on various hills, navigated by funicular trains, an elevator, trams, buses, and the metro. The city presents interesting contrasts, from tiny one-of-a-kind shops with fading facades, to mega malls; from narrow, steep, cobble-stoned streets to wide-open vistas. Lisbon’s fascinating past can be glimpsed in the faces of its multicultural citizens, its food, its architecture, and its welcoming attitude towards foreigners.

The U.S. State Department lists travel advisories, local laws, alerts from the embassy, and other important information about Portugal here. Please review this information before applying.

Accommodations

Please remember that Northeastern University does not arrange accommodations for you while you are abroad – this is your responsibility. You should follow all of your host institution’s or housing provider’s procedures and deadlines for obtaining housing. Failure to do so may mean you are not able to arrange housing through the program.

The U.S. State Department lists travel advisories, local laws, alerts from the embassy, and other important information about Portugal here. Please review this information before applying.

  • Homestay: Most students live in homestays located a short commute from the FCSH, where your classes take place.  In homestays, you have your own bedrooms and full access to bathroom and kitchen facilities. The cost of the homestay includes all breakfasts and 7 meals per week.
  • On-Campus: A very limited number of rooms available at UNL’s dorm.  The dorm is a modern facility in which you would live in a single rooms with shared bathrooms. Common areas include kitchens, laundry facilities, study rooms, a computer room.  No meals are included with this option.

Host University or Organization

The Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL) is a public institution of higher learning founded in 1977 with the goal of contributing to the renewal of higher education in Portugal. It has five faculties, including the School of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH), where the program is primarily based. FCSH is a multidisciplinary unit that promotes diversity of knowledge, creativity, and freedom of thought. Facilities at FCSH include the central library, computer facilities, a student association, a drama group, a group devoted to traditional Portuguese music, and a bookstore.

Coordinators