About SIPN

"The Gateway for US Higher Education to Study Abroad in Portugal"

Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) is a specialized study abroad provider based in Lisbon, Portugal. As a multi-university consortium of Portuguese universities, we aim to attract U.S. students and faculty to Portugal through a variety of study abroad experiences.

SiPN offers semester, full-year, and summer study abroad opportunities. Every year, we also welcome a number of short-term faculty-led programs tailored to the needs and requirements of the program’s director and the respective U.S. home university. SiPN’s privileged relationship with Portuguese Universities and governmental and private entities allows us to cover virtually any topic intended to be explored in Portugal.

SiPN programs give students the flexibility to enroll in courses in Portuguese, English, or a combination of the two, at any of the Lisbon-based Universities within the consortium. During our summer program, students also have the option to attend the University of the Azores at its Ponta Delgada campus. In order to provide students with a truly immersive academic experience, we place them in the same courses that are open to all students at the host university.

Of all the study abroad opportunities in Portugal, SiPN is the most competitively cost-effective. Due to SiPN’s association with one of Portugal’s most prominent foundations, The Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), SiPN is able to provide all-inclusive fees that cover tuition, lodging, cultural activities, city and country tours, public transportation passes, travel, and health insurance, and constant support from SiPN team members at the lowest rates in the market. The intent is simply to assist students to live and study abroad in Portugal and experience all this country has to offer.

SiPN’s tremendous value is only made possible by the support of the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), a private Portuguese non-profit grant-making Foundation, dedicated to funding initiatives to promote scientific and cultural exchanges between Portugal and the United States. FLAD firmly believes in the mission of fostering transnational understanding through the academic exchange of faculty and students.  It was this vision that led to the creation of SiPN in 2014, to foster the links between Portugal and the U.S. academic community to attract more students from the United States to come to Portugal.

SiPN/FLAD is a proud founding member of:

  • Study in Lisbon” – an initiative of the municipality of Lisbon to promote student mobility to the city.
  • Made of Lisboa“ – The entrepreneur community of Lisbon-based innovators.
  • “Study and Research in Portugal” Pavillion at NAFSA’s annual conference held once a year in a different US city.


We may not do programs all over the world, but we do Portugal like no other!

Learn more about our programs

Semester at SiPN Lisbon

Within the SiPN network, students can enroll in courses in any area offered by the host University’s catalogue.

Summer at SiPN

Students may choose between taking courses in Lisbon, the Azores, or both. The offered coursework, complemented with immersive cultural activities and site visits provide students with a unique summer experience.

Internship at SiPN

For capstone, gap-year students, or those looking to supplement their study abroad coursework, SiPN offers an exceptional range of international internship opportunities in a wide variety of professional and research areas. Through its experiential learning program, SiPN aims to provide professional experience as well as resume and networking building, language learning, and cultural immersion opportunities to its students.