Applications being accepted from December 1st, 2023, to February 9th, 2024. Visit GPS to apply.
Princeton in Portugal 2024 will be held from May 18, 2024 - June 22, 2024. Summer programs are exclusively for Princeton University students.
This summer program will take place in-person and in-country, but will be subject to factors such as University travel guidelines, government travel restrictions, and public health guidance.
Entirely coordinated and designed by Princeton faculty, Princeton in Portugal is made possible thanks to a partnership with CIAL (Centro de Iniciação e Aperfeiçoamento de Línguas). CIAL has been operating since 1959, holds numerous accreditations and certifications and provides language training for ERASMUS students, the World Bank, UNICEF and multinationals, in addition to student groups from all over the world. The facilities are centrally located, easily accessible and housed in a beautifully restored building with comfortable classrooms and up-to-date technology.
Princeton in Portugal is designed for those students who wish to accelerate their learning of the Portuguese language and enhance their Princeton education by further deepening their understanding of our world. The program will take place in Lisbon, Portugal and Cape Verde, West Africa for a period of five weeks. During their time in Lisbon, the program will include intensive study, with students living close to the Center in a student residence or apartment. A carefully selected combination of classes, lectures and excursions aims to provide both a rigorous academic environment and a transformative and unforgettable cultural experience. The group will travel to West Africa to spend a week in Cabo Verde during program period. Formerly colonized by Portugal, Cabo Verde is a stable democracy and a unique case-study of creole culture and migratory and diasporic experience. We will tour the island of Santiago and explore postcolonial identity, and linguistic politics, art and grassroots activism and dive into rich local musical and dance traditions. Don't miss this unique opportunity!
Lisbon, the oldest capital in Europe after Athens and set on seven hills along the Tejo river, is quite simply an enchanting place. It has the added benefit of being affordable and Europe’s safest capital. Stunningly beautiful, it bears the marks of its rich history and boasts a vibrant and cosmopolitan contemporary culture. Today’s Lisbon will provide the opportunity to investigate a number of topics, most significantly that of the Luso-African Diaspora. During our program we plan to look at Portugal’s histories of slavery, immigration, commerce and cultural exchange with Africa, from the age of maritime expansion to the present day, and reveal the way in which these have shaped the cultural landscape of Lisbon. Read more about the study abroad experience from past participants.
- Classes are exclusively for Princeton students.
- Class content provided or supervised by Princeton faculty.
- Based in Lisbon.
POR 265S/ AFS 264: The Luso-African Nexus
Prerequisite: POR 107, 109, 199 or a 200-level course or instructor's permission.
- Weekly excursions.
- Break out trip to Cape Verde, West Africa.
Listed fees below are from summer 2023. Tuition is the same for 2024 however stay tuned for updated estimates on out of pocket expenses.
Tuition: $3,500 for a one credit Princeton course for summer 2023 ($500 non-refundable deposit included)
Room and Board: $1,000 (student residence or apartment; no meals included)
The above listed costs will be added to the student account. There will be multiple cultural activities and excursions organized by the program, the costs of which will be covered by the program.
Estimated out-of-pocket personal and travel expenses:
- Roundtrip airfare to Lisbon (may vary depending on point of origin): $1,000
- Meals: $800
- Personal expenses: $400 (laundry, local transport, toiletries, phone)
- Visas: (not needed for US citizens and some other nationalities): cost varies
- Passports: cost varies
- Optional local cultural activities: $150
Important note about passports: If you have a passport, make sure your passport is current and valid six months from the date of your return. If you do not have a passport, please note that processing times can be lengthy therefore students should plan well in advance to apply for a passport or to renew their passport. Processing can be expedited for an additional $60 and can take from 5 to 7 weeks. Check this link for details on options for expediting. For more information on passports and visas, use the following links.
Subject to change
- Friday, May 17, 2024 - Departure from US (overnight flight)
- Saturday, May 18, 2024- Students arrive in Lisbon and go to student residence.
- Monday, May 20, 2024- Classes start.
- Sunday, June 2, 2024- Depart for Cape Verde, West Africa
- Friday, June 21, 2024- Program ends.
- Saturday June 22, 2024- Students leave student residence.
Students will apply through the Global Programs System (GPS). Applications will open December 1, 2023 and will close on February 9, 2024 at 11:59PM (EST) .
The application consists of an application questionnaire, an essay questionnaire, and a recommendation form. Students are encouraged to submit their applications before the deadline to begin the interview process early.