Take a new adventure this summer. Experience Portugal.

Sharing a border with Spain, Portugal occupies the westernmost portion of the Iberian peninsula. Despite being a similar size to Maine, Portugal has a diverse history and culture that rivals its larger European counterparts. Similarly to Spain, you can see the impact of Roman and Moorish empires on the Iberian Peninsula. Ancient ruins and intricately designed architecture immediately catch the eye, with stone castles and fortifying walls running throughout the hilltops as reminders of the past. Beyond architecture, the Portuguese have a rich history of exploration, pioneering the Age of Discovery and European colonialism.

Grab a freshly baked loaf of bread, local cheese, and some smoked meats to enjoy some of the simple traditions of Portuguese food. Maybe instead you go for chargrilled fish or cataplana (a traditional seafood stew). No matter what you want, Portuguese food mixes the harvests from the countryside and the wealth of coastline, and you can always finish it off with a glass of northern Portugal's prized Port wine for dessert.

On the weekends, you can easily access Portugal's diverse set of natural beauty. From hiking in national parks to walking along cliffs on the Atlantic coast, there is no shortage of views throughout the country. To offset the rocky cliffs, you can take a relaxing day on a sandy beach and kick your feet up after a long week.

The Portuguese people are quite lively and always are looking for a reason to have a festival. Throughout the year there are countless celebrations that give locals a reason to live life to its fullest. Spend your summer with time at a Portuguese festival and living life with the Portuguese people, you won't be disappointed.

Healthcare in Portugal

The Healthcare system in Portugal is centralized in the Portuguese Serviço Nacional de Saúde (SNS) which provides hospital services and local clinic services to Portuguese citizens. There are social health insurance providers as well as a voluntary private health insurance system, and some fees are paid by patients out of pocket.

  • Ranks as the 12th best public healthcare system in the world

  • Hospitals generally consist of modern and well-equipped units

  • Is the first country in the world to have decriminalized the consumption of drugs, instead focusing on rehabilitation and harm reduction with great success


Locations in Portugal


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Program Dates & Fees:

If accepted, your enrollment fee is $900 USD, due within two weeks of acceptance. This nonrefundable fee reserves your placement and serves as a housing deposit. A separate program fee will be assessed according to the length of your program.  Please note that flights are not included. If you have concerns about financing before applying, please contact our Admissions team at any time.


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