Leiria, Portugal is the host site for our MCAT prep Fellowship.
Located an hour north of Lisbon, Leiria is a university town full of museums, historic churches, and medieval castles. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its important role in Portuguese heritage, and is within a short drive from several other important Portuguese cities, including Coimbra, Fatima, and Castelo Branco. Further, its position just slightly off the coast means easy access to the beaches on the Atlantic. Tourists may not feel the need to leave this small historical town, however, as it offers a wide range of historical, cultural, culinary, and recreational activities, all with the recognizable Portuguese touch.