Welcome to the GO Lisbon Accepted Student Information page!  Navigate the tabs below for everything you need to know before your epic adventure in Lisbon, Portugal.

To navigate back to your portal for payments, forms and due dates, click the My Account button above.

BEFORE you go to your account, be sure you LOGIN by clicking the LOGIN button at the top right of your screen.

Stay Informed

Here are the Top 3 things you need to be working on to prepare for your summer abroad. 

  1. Forms are now LIVE, all forms are due by February 28th
  2. Pre-departure Orientation
  3. Other Forms
    • Oglethorpe Form
      • Please find in your email the subject line being: “Required: LeadAbroad + Oglethorpe University Next Steps”
      • Set up your portal
      • Spend 30 seconds submitting your social security number (required for course credit)
    • Program Waiver
      • Email will come from “adobesign@adobesign.com” 
      • Please sign your Program Waiver by February 28th
      • You can find your Program Waiver in your email with the subject line being: Signature requested on “LeadAbroad Participation Agreement”
  • Join the 2024 GO Lisbon GroupMe here!
    • When you join, post an introduction with your name, school and hometown!  If you’re looking for a flight buddy and/or a roommate, share that as well so you can connect with others looking for the same!
    • Please note: If you have specific questions about your program, please send them to LeadAbroad staff directly at info@LeadAbroad.com.  Program questions posted in GroupMe may get missed by staff members.
  • Follow us on Instagram and search the tags #LeadAbroadLife and @LeadAbroad.

Preparing to Travel

Important dates for GO Lisbon:

  • Wednesday, July 3: Students depart U.S. for Lisbon
  • Thursday, July 4: Students arrive in Lisbon; program begins
  • Saturday, August 3: Program ends; students depart

➡️ Arrival Window: 8:00-11:00

Group shuttle to the dorms after arrival:

  • All students arriving on flights arriving before 11:00am will be on the group shuttle.
  • If you are scheduled to arrive on July 4th before the group lands, you can wait at the airport for the group shuttle or pay for your own transfer to the hotel. LeadAbroad will provide guidance on getting a taxi to the dorms. Our staff will be there ready to greet you.

Group shuttle to the airport for departure back to U.S.:

  • LeadAbroad will provide shuttles in the morning of August 3rd for flights departing between 10:00am-1:00pm.

Recommended Itinerary:

LeadAbroad recommends aligning your flights on the following itinerary. Whether you live near New York or Philadelphia and can drive to the airport, or if you need to connect from your hometown airport, we strongly suggest flying on our recommended flight. For more information about how LeadAbroad selects our recommended flights, please click here.

Depart: July 3, 2024 (arrives next day)
Return: August 3, 2024

Atlanta (ATL) on United Airlines

Travel Dates Route Airline & Flight # Departure Time Arrival Time
Depart: July 3 ATL-EWR-LIS Flight 1: (ATL-EWR) UA 555 3:49pm 6:30pm
Flight 2: (EWR-LIS) UA 64 8:40pm 8:20am (June 4)
Return: August 3 LIS-EWR-ATL Flight 1: (LIS-EWR) UA 65 10:25am 1:00pm
Flight 2: (EWR-ATL) UA 1423 3:07pm 5:31pm

New York (JFK) on Delta

Travel Date Route Airline & Flight # Departure Time Arrival Time
Depart: July 3 JFK-LIS  DL 272 7:45 PM 8:00 AM (July 4)
Return: Aug 3 LIS-JFK DL 273  10:00AM 12:55 PM


Philadelphia (PHL) on American

Travel Date Route Airline & Flight # Departure Time Arrival Time
Depart: July 3 PHL-LIS AA 258  9:15 PM 9:05 AM (July 4)
Return: Aug 3 BCN-LIS  AA 259  11:05 AM  1:55 PM


➡️ Watch this quick video on tips on how to connect with the recommended flight from your hometown.

➡️ We highly encourage booking all flights (including connecting flights, if necessary) on the same airline to ensure the flights are all under one reservation (NOT separate tickets). This will reduce the challenges associated with delayed flights, lost luggage and other unforeseen travel issues. 

➡️ LeadAbroad will post all flights prior to departure so students can connect with others on their flight. 

Program Specific Orientation

  • GO Lisbon Specific Orientation: Coming April 2024
  • Please note: Country-specific policies referenced in orientation may change based on changing government laws, health guidelines, current health environment or LeadAbroad rules designed to keep students safe. It is important to read all of LeadAbroad’s emails thoroughly to stay informed on the most updated policies, procedures and requirements.

Program-specific orientation will be available April 2024. You must submit the program-specific orientation form to ensure you have completed the required orientations.

Click here to view your Packing List!

Pack light, comfortable clothing and durable walking shoes.

Do not overpack.  As a general rule, do not bring more bags than you can carry yourself.  Most students can pack all their things in a larger checked bag, one carry-on and small backpack/daypack. CHECK YOUR AIRLINE’S BAGGAGE POLICIES.  Some airlines have carry-on restrictions and charge fees for extra checked bags and overweight luggage.

Click here to view your Budget Worksheet!

*PRO TIP: Check out our Instagram to get a better sense of what students typically do and wear!

In-Country Details

You will stay in a student residence during GO Lisbon that is centrally located, with wifi, laundry service, a kitchen, gym and pool, and only a 15 minute walk to campus. You will not have roommates because you will have your own room with a living area and a kitchen.

GO Libson requires a $250 deposit for housing, activity accountability and class fees. These funds will be returned in full at the conclusion of the program less the following: 1) If a student causes damage or has an outstanding balance on their housing account prior to departure; 2) If a student reserves a spot on an optional tour but does not attend, owes a vendor an outstanding balance prior to departure, incurs a program-related fine, etc. 3) Class fees for tours and activities specific to the course the student is enrolled in. Refundable balances will be returned within 30 days of the program completion.

Accommodation set up:

  • Single rooms with private bathrooms.

Room assignments are emailed to students approximately 2-4 weeks before departure

2024 Housing Guide available in the spring.

To submit a housing request, please submit the Housing Form (available in January) in your online portal by the posted due date.  Note: Lisbon dorms are single rooms with a private bedroom and bathroom for every student. Housing Form requests will ask for “roommate” requests.  LeadAbroad will make every effort to place individuals noted on those questions in rooms adjacent to each other on the same hall.

Forms submitted after the due date may not be reviewed.  Once rooms are posted, we cannot make any changes. You may submit a Housing Change form by March 15th to request a roommate change.

Click here for a sample GO Lisbon itinerary.

Official itinerary coming April 2024.

Please note: this itinerary is subject to change at any point before or during the program. Closer to departure, we will send you instructions on downloading the Trip Plans app so you have real-time access to the schedule.

PLEASE NOTE: Class will be held Friday, August 2 (on a Monday schedule) and there will be two asynchronous classes before the program.

BUS 370 International Business (M-Th 9:00-11:00am)
COM 110 Public Speaking (M-Th 9:00-11:00am)
INT 290 Lisbon Through Food Section A (M-Th 9:00-11:00am)
BUS 375 International Marketing (M-Th 11:15-1:15pm)
COM 220 Intercultural Communications (M-Th 11:15-1:15pm)
INT 290 Lisbon Through Food Section B (M-Th 11:15-1:15pm)
PRO-Track: Professional Experience with Nexgen Careers (M-Th 11:15-1:15pm)

Activities & Travel

Our Welcome Weekend and Program Activities guide will be posted at the beginning of 2024. This will give you a fun idea of all the activities we will be doing on the ground like cooking classes and Tuk-Tuk rides!

Weekend travel is one of the highlights of studying abroad in Europe. Here are a few of our Summer 2023 weekend travel recommendations. LeadAbroad staff is available on the ground and pre-departure to answer any weekend travel questions.