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GO Lisbon

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Classic study abroad experience with independent travel

July 4 - August 3, 2024

2025 Dates & Prices: Coming Soon

European Study Center

Cultural Activities

Weekend Travel

Best For

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Vibrant and affordable city
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3-day weekends for independent travel
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Beach and water enthusiasts

Highlights

   Five weeks
 Three or six hours of academic course credit taught by engaging faculty
  Professional (PRO) track experience option in lieu of one academic course
3-day weekends to explore Europe
Weekly activities such as cooking classes, TukTuk rides and vineyard tours 
Cultural experiences like city tours and castle visits
Lisbon Charlotte Lance

“My experience visiting Lisbon, Portugal included  adventures like surfing, delicious food and amazing people. I stood at the highest point of Lisbon overlooking the city and could see views stretching from the bridge to the coastline. It took my breath away! I am still speechless and would 100% recommend Lisbon to anyone.”

— Charlotte Lance, University of Missouri

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"When visiting Lisbon during my GO Barcelona program, I immediately fell in love with the city. The cobblestone streets and the TukTuk ride up to Peña Palace in Sintra was the highlight of my trip! If you’re considering Lisbon this is your sign, GO Lisbon!"

— Jasmine Morris, University of Alabama

Dates & Prices

Dates: July 4 - August 3, 2024
Program Fee: $3,900
Tuition: $4,000


2025 Dates and Prices Coming Soon!
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Overview

With its stunning coastline and nearby beaches, GO Lisbon will give you the chance to live in one of the oldest cities in Europe while enjoying time on the water. Lisbon is known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere and is regarded as one of the safest cities in Europe. Within the city's charming cobblestone streets and historic districts, you will immerse yourself in a rich blend of old-world architecture, vibrant street life, and a lively arts scene. The city's animated neighborhoods, bustling markets and amazing street art scene create an energetic and inspiring ambiance that fuels creativity and exploration. Compared to many other European cities, Lisbon offers a more affordable cost of living, helping your dollar go further during your time abroad. Our staff will be your guide for the picturesque town of Sintra, a fairy-tale-like destination with enchanting yellow palaces and lush forests. If you’re looking for a home base city that has it all, Lisbon is it.

Next Steps

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Join the priority list!

Complete this quick form to join the 2025 priority list to have first access to dates, prices and new locations. You’ll be the first to be able to schedule a call with our team when we are back from abroad!

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Apply & Pay Deposit

Like many universities, we have rolling admissions. The sooner you apply, the better your chances of being accepted.

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Why Now

Do not miss your chance to travel during college. Join us on an adventure to discover yourself, connect with friends and come alive this summer!

Request a Sample Itinerary and Join the Priority List!

LeadAbroad makes it easy to study abroad. To learn more about our programs, fill out your information and our team will be in touch soon!

What's Included

  • Before Departure
    Pre-departure support Online orientations Personal assistance Flight recommendations and/or group flights Parental communication On campus and/or virtual program meet-ups Private social media groups for introductions and roommate matching
  • On The Ground
    Housing Welcome dinner Final dinner Leadership & personal development workshops Cape Town city tour (includes attractions like District Six Museum, Signal Hill, community gardens & historic landmarks) Table Mountain hike Cape Point tour Boulders Beach tour Community engagement & service activities International medical insurance Airport bus transfers to/from program accommodations if arriving within group window 24/7 emergency support from U.S.-based domestic team
  • After You Return
    Resume assistance References for internships, grad school and/or jobs On-campus leadership & ambassador programs Private LinkedIn & Facebook networking groups Family (Alumni) events
  • Independent Costs
    Roundtrip airfare Most meals (Note: Student apartments have private, fully equipped kitchens) Free time excursions and transportation to independent activities Optional high-adrenaline adventures (for example: skydiving, bungee jumping, quad biking, etc)
Let us do the planning so you can stress less and travel more. Your program fee covers many of the expenses of your time abroad.
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Weekend Travel & Adventures

During the middle three weeks of the program, you will have 3-day weekends for independent travel. As a gateway to Europe, Lisbon allows you to easily explore nearby cities or travel to other European destinations during your long weekends. The GO Lisbon staff will hold office hours throughout the program to support students and plan safe, exciting weekend excursions. The beaches near Lisbon are a hidden gem, revealing a coastal paradise just a short distance from the bustling city center. Whether you’re looking for a paradise for surfers and wind sports enthusiasts or colorful laid-back beach huts, azure waters, and stunning cliffs, these beach towns offer a picture-perfect escape.

Academic Courses

Classes meet Monday-Thursday most weeks which will provide you the opportunity to travel and explore your surroundings on your 3-day weekends. GO Lisbon courses are available in culture, business and communications. Students will enroll in two classes for six hours of credit or one class for three hours of credit if combined with the PRO track micro-internship experience. Our experienced faculty work year-round to develop engaging and relevant courses. They incorporate local culture into the classroom whether it is through cultural sites and museum visits, readings by Portuguese authors or providing local context to the topics discussed. Due to our smaller class sizes, it’s easy to engage with the class material and your fellow students as you learn about your area of study. And, the slightly shorter calendar and less class days during the program, GO Lisbon students will have pre-program assignments to complete.

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  • Before Departure
    Pre-departure support Online orientations Personal assistance Flight recommendations and/or group flights Parental communication On campus and/or virtual program meet-ups Private social media groups for introductions and roommate matching
  • On The Ground
    Housing Welcome dinner Final dinner Leadership & personal development workshops Cape Town city tour (includes attractions like District Six Museum, Signal Hill, community gardens & historic landmarks) Table Mountain hike Cape Point tour Boulders Beach tour Community engagement & service activities International medical insurance Airport bus transfers to/from program accommodations if arriving within group window 24/7 emergency support from U.S.-based domestic team
  • After You Return
    Resume assistance References for internships, grad school and/or jobs On-campus leadership & ambassador programs Private LinkedIn & Facebook networking groups Family (Alumni) events
  • Independent Costs
    Roundtrip airfare Most meals (Note: Student apartments have private, fully equipped kitchens) Free time excursions and transportation to independent activities Optional high-adrenaline adventures (for example: skydiving, bungee jumping, quad biking, etc)

Community Building & Engagement

Our engagement model is the reason the GO programs are different from other study abroad programs. Our team consists of a program director, faculty members and peer leaders who will support you and create fun and unique opportunities to connect with your program group. In past summers, we have hosted a variety of optional activities from cooking classes, river-side dinners to epic charcuterie picnics. Students have told us they’ve connected with new best friends and future bridesmaids during these optional activities designed to bring the program together.

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Professional Experience Option

In addition to an enriching academic experience, GO Lisbon students have the opportunity to enhance their professional development skills and gain valuable, real-world experience through our innovative partnership with Nexgen Careers. Instead of taking two courses on the program, you take one class and in place of your second course, you will participate in the professional development program focusing on career design and real-world consulting projects for international organizations. Combine the best of both worlds with challenging academics and resume-building professional experience on GO Lisbon.

Accommodations

While in Lisbon, you will stay in a safe, comfortable and centrally located dorm-style housing with 24/7 front desk support. You will be located within walking distance to some of the best restaurants and historical sites the city has to offer.

The housing facility has private rooms and kitchens for each student and we reserve full halls for our group so our students can be close to their friends and others on the program. There are laundry facilities, a gym, game area and great common spaces to hangout. The GO Lisbon accommodation also has free wireless internet to make it easy to stay in touch with family and friends at home.
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Free WiFi
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Front Desk Support
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Laundry
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