Semester at SiPN - Lisbon

Program focused on Social Sciences, Humanities and Business
This semester program is SiPN's flagship program, it is designed to serve many different kinds of students. This program provides access to a unique network of 4 top schools located in Lisbon, all located close to one another.

Given the high degree of internationalization of these Portuguese higher education institutions, SiPN applicants will find plenty of offerings in these fields in English (and obviously in Portuguese if they have enough language proficiency) to cover their major or general education-type requirements.

And why not complementing regular classes with an internship for academic credit? There are countless benefits to making this decision. Students can opt to intern full-time, or part-time, the latter allowing them to take other 2/3 courses in addition to the internship.


Where to start?

First, we encourage our students to learn more about each of the 4 universities involved in this semester program and their academic offerings, students will have to choose which of the four options will be their Portuguese host institution for the given semester. In some exceptional cases, students who want to take a course at a second university, are allowed to do so.

Regardless of our student´s choice in terms of where they want to develop their semester studies in Lisbon, all that a SiPN experience and guidance entails is guaranteed.

In terms of cost, students, parents, and partner universities in the US will find in this program what it is most likely to be the program with the best value for your money in western Europe.

SiPN´s has the capacity to host different kinds of students. Some already know Portuguese and seek an immersive experience, while others could hardly pick Portugal on the map before the have embarked on the adventure!

SiPN Built-in Field Trips

Every semester we take our students to different parts of the country on “SiPN sponsored filed trips”. Frequently we fly our student’s to one of the Portuguese archipelagos in the Atlantic. Take a look at some of the highlights of one of SiPN´s trips to Madeira Islands. Azores archipelago is usually one of our destination in the Fall.

These weekend long trips promote a better understanding of the country, its challenges, landscapes, gastronomy specialties… It is also a great way to see and reflect first-hand on topics covered in the classroom.

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Learning through culture

“I decided to come to Lisbon because I wanted to challenge myself by seeking a language barrier after the impactful experience I had while traveling in India a little over a year ago. With that, I was inspired by the opportunities for personal growth as I would work to learn Portuguese, and from the moment my plane touched down in Lisbon, I knew I would never be the same.”

Anna Johnson | Loras College | Major in Public Relations

It's a network

Participating in SiPN´s Semester in Lisbon – Focus on Social Sciences, Humanities & Business, means having Lisbon´s top 4 universities at reach! All located close to one another. Choosing your preferred host-university will be the hard choice.