Students are responsible for their own flight, insurance and visa (if applicable).
The participants should send us in advance their flight details in order to guarantee the pick-up service.
Each participant must have a personal insurance cover, including medical assistance in the case of emergency. We recommend that you also purchase a travel insurance. Please make sure that you bring your insurance policy papers with you and that you send us a digital copy of these documents by email before your arrival.
In case participants need a visa to enter Portugal, we offer our assistance in issuing the required invitation documents. As these are short-term programmes, the participants may apply for a short stay (Schengen) visa.
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Prior to the programme a pick-up service from the airport (using public transportation) will be organised to those who send us their travel information in advance. If we are not be able to pick you up at the airport, we will provide all the information you need to get from there to your residence.
The welcome programme will take place before lectures start, to familiarize students with their surroundings and also for the students to get to know the staff and each other.
The welcome lunch and farewell dinner are included in the programme fee. During the lecture period you can choose from different types of university restaurants. At the canteens, a complete meal with a main dish, soup, dessert and a drink is available for 3,50€ and in the students' bar it costs around 5€.
During the weekends the students have the possibility to make trips to some of the outstanding sights around Portugal. The Summer School team offers assistance in organising individual excursions and advises about the best places to visit.
On the last day of the Summer School Programme a farewell ceremony will take place, including dinner, to which all participants are invited.
At the end of the programme an official Summer School certificate, including the grades transcript, will be issued to the participants.
Leisure activities, such as surf lessons, or visits to Lisbon’s most famous monuments will be organised after classes. Lisbon also offers a great night life and a large variety of cultural and sports events.
Downtown Area & Terreiro do Paço
The Baixa was almost completely destroyed by the Great Earthquake and tsunami of 1755. It was later reconstructed by Marquês de Pombal, the king's minister.
Marquês de Pombal conceived a unique architecture project for the city centre, with straight and perpendicular streets and houses prevented against earthquakes, making no distinction between the various social strata that lived there. The Praça do Comércio square was where the king lived throughout the age of discoveries.
Tram Nº 28
Lisbon is famous for all the little yellow trams climbing through the sloping streets.
Tram 28 is the perfect way to discover some of the most interesting aspects of Lisbon's historical and architectural heritage. It takes you to some of the most picturesque sites in Medieval Lisbon, such as Portas do Sol terrace, with its fine views over the city and the river. Going down, it goes through Lisbon's Baixa (or downtown), going up again toward Chiado where you can find the very popular A Brasileira café.
Castle of São Jorge
The Castle of São Jorge is located in the highest hill of the historical centre of the city.
It is one of the main historical and tourist attractions of Lisbon. Archaeological research has shown that human occupation exists there at least since the 6th century BC, originally from autochthonous Celtic and Iberian tribes, followed by Roman, Visigothic and Moorish.
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Belém
Belém is an ancient civil parish that, due to its proximity to the river, has a strong relation with the Portuguese Discoveries in the XV and XVI centuries.
In honour of this Era, the Portuguese kings decided to build several monuments in the area of Belém, which became a historic architectural heritage. You can also lose yourself walking around and exploring nearby monuments, such as Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Torre de Belém or Padrão dos Descobrimentos, as well as charming gardens like the Jardim de Belém. Furthermore, you may also taste the city's egg tart specialty called Pastéis de Belém.
Sintra is a very romantic town, due to its architecture and landscape.
Visitors can join a mysterious journey filled with many historical buildings completed between the XV and XIX centuries, such as the Castelo dos Mouros, the Pena National Palace and the Sintra National Palace, in addition to the Sintra Mountains and Nature Park.
Cabo da Roca, Cascais and Boca do Inferno
Cabo da Roca is a cliff rising about 140m above the Atlantic Ocean, famous for being Europe's most western point. Besides this, you can also visit a pleasent beachfront promenade which links the beach of Tamariz to the attractive town of Cascais, passing by beaches, bars and restaurants.
A 20-minute walk along the coast leads to an outstanding sight called Boca do Inferno ("Mouth of Hell"). High waves crash into gigantic caves carved out of the rock by the sea, causing an awe-inspiring noise that may explain the name given to the site. As you can see, there are a lot of places to visit and a lot of things to do after classes. We are sure that you will spend a marvellous time!
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