Students will be selected based on general academic performance, performance in Portuguese courses at Princeton, engagement in the program (participation in language tables, conferences, and events promoted by Portuguese instructors), possible interest in being either a concentrator or a certificate student in Portuguese, maturity and openness to new experiences and international traveling. All candidates will be interviewed by a selection committee composed of Princeton faculty.
2. Does POR 207S work as pre-requisite for the 300-level POR courses?
Yes. After you take POR 207S, you can either take another 200-level POR course or any 300- or 400- level POR course.
4. If I have already taken POR 208 at Princeton and I want to polish my language skills, can I take POR 207S in Lisbon?
Yes. POR 207S does not have the same content of POR208, even though the language level is approximately the same.
5. Can the courses in Lisbon be taken pass/fail?
For information on how to obtain a visa on your own, check the website of the Consulate General of Portugal in Newark, NJ.
7. When do I need to arrive in Lisbon?
You should arrive on Sunday, June 4th. The Lisbon airport, also known as Lisbon Portela Airport, is right inside the city. There are good transport connections, including subway, to the area were the school and accommodations are located. A taxi to your homestay will not cost more than 15/18 euros.
8. When should I plan on leaving Lisbon?
Program activities will conclude by the afternoon of June 30. You may leave that evening or wait until the following day. Students must leave their host families no later than Saturday, July 1.
Lisbon is considered to be Europe's safest capital city. However, usual precautions apply, especially when going out at night.
Purchasing international health care coverage may enable the traveler to obtain medical care, at certain facilities, without large financial outlay prior to treatment. More information can be found with our preferred insurer, HTH Worldwide.
15. Financial aid