These days, students can travel far and wide to attain an first-class degree, and get to know about a completely different exciting culture at the same time. Portugal, which is situated on the South Western part of Europe, is one such country offering these benefits.
Studying in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal is becoming increasing popular as more and more students take up semester studies such as international relations and international business courses which are on offer at ISCTE (the University Institute of Lisbon), as well as language courses for those wanting to learn Portuguese at NOVA (the Universidade Nova de Lisboa). Students wanting to learn in the summer can choose from: NOVA’s program for intensive Portuguese, or ISCTE’s business program which is conducted in spoken and written English.
All the programs’ classes have foreign participants. Some of these hail from different parts of Europe, and some are from further a field such as the US, Canada, Africa, and Asia. This affords students a great opportunity to meet new friends who are also experiencing Portuguese life for the first time. And whenever you want to take a short time out from your studies, there is a wealth of entertainment on offer.
There are many cultural activities such as visiting history museums, and there is a fantastic night life – something all students love after they reach the end of their course, or have sat their exams. Lively music can be heard resonating in different quarters at all times of the day and evening, and there is plenty of open air sport such as football (futebol) on grass pitches, tennis and volleyball on the sun kissed beeches, and wind surfing on the turquoise seas. The delicious Portuguese food is very popular, and there are plenty of inexpensive outlets and take- aways to suit a student’s budget.