CIEE-Lisbon: Summer in Lisbon

Program Details

Program Location Lisbon, Portugal
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31034
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Summer 2024 05/12/24 to 07/08/24
Past Dates
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The western tip of Europe is steeped in ancient history, creating a rich base to launch a great summer. You'll get to explore Portuguese culture and history while learning to speak Portuguese. Courses are taught in English at CIEE Lisbon and are complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding. 

Bring your interest in art, literature, and cinema to the vibrant city of Lisbon this summer! Portugal's coastal capital is the perfect place to spend a summer living and learning abroad. Get a firsthand perspective on Lisbon's deep-rooted history and further your education in courses including gastronomy, culture, and politics. 

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:CIEE.


The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [Daniels School of Business]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

In Session I, students learn and engage with Portugal’s gastronomy and its impact on local culture. In session II, students explore the international financial environment with visits to economic and political institutions to learn about business ethics or learn reflect about contemporary Portuguese history through cultural immersion while exploring its arts, literature and cinema. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offerings.

More information on course offerings can be found here.


While in Lisbon you will have the opportunity to:
  • Take advantage of Lisbon’s vibrant theater and historic opera house, plus concert venues, galleries, a dynamic cinemathèque, and summer festivals.
  • See more of the country with excursions to Sintra, Mafra, or Óbidos.


Study abroad students can choose to live in Portuguese homestays, or in a residence hall with a mix of CIEE, local, and international students. Students live in single, double, or triple rooms and share kitchens and common areas.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Program fee includes tuition, orientation, airport greeting, activities and excursions.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2024

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $6,623.00
Study Abroad Fee $609.40
Housing $1,550.00
Insurance $197.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,200.00
Local Transportation $120.00
Books and Supplies $40.00
Meals $560.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $280.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

CIEE scholarships can be found HERE.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email