Portuguese American Journal

Top ten study abroad programs – Portugal

Most study abroad programs in Portugal are language based, yet students with particular interest would also find a variety of field oriented internship opportunities. 

Group classes are usually small and those looking for a range of experiences will find both academic and cultural  learning opportunities.

Students would be able to improve their linguistic skills and level of communication as well as gain a deeper understanding of the Portuguese culture. 

Housing is local and students can make arrangements to live with host families or at one of Portugal’s world-class hostels.  Extracurricular activities may include sightseeing, hiking, beach going, boat trips, theater, museum going, nightlife, sports and exploring the distinctive Portuguese cuisine.

Students abroad in Portugal will feel safe and welcome. Portugal has a relatively low rate of violent crime. According to the 2009 Global Peace Index rankings, Portugal is the 14th most peaceful country in the world.

Here is a list of ten top Portuguese universities that offer study abroad programs:

University of Coimbra

University of Porto

University of Lisbon

University of Minho

Lisbon New University

University of Aveiro

University of Évora

University of Algarve

University of Madeira

University of the Azores