University of Texas Logo



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. 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.

There are 2 programs with a wide variety of disciplines on offer:

(1) Semester Language and Culture Program

(2) Summer Language and Culture


Area(s) of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Portuguese Civilization
  • Art History
  • Economics
  • Music
  • Sociology
  • Communication
  • Humanities
  • Portuguese
  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Liberal Arts

Sponsored by CIEE - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

The Language and Culture study abroad program in Lisbon, Portgual is designed for students of all levels of Portuguese, beginner to advanced.Advanced Portuguese students are able to directly enroll in local university.


Courses are taught by the faculty of the FCSH/UNL.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Portuguese


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Housing is included in the program fee. Students are housed primarily homestays located a short commute from the FCSH where CIEE courses are held. There is also a very limited number of rooms available at the university dorm.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

For up to date comprehensive fee breakdowns and estimated additional c go to the CIEE website.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 26, 2020 to May 9, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Final Deadline: October 11, 2019
- Fall
  • September 1, 2019 to December 14, 2019
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Final Deadline: March 31, 2019

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Photo Gallery
Frequently Asked Questions

Next Step

1) Attend "Explore Spain-Portugal" info-session. See website calendar for dates and locations. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend Ready to Apply session with Naomi Valdez. Further instructions provided at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Program information above is subject to change