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Portugal Study Abroad Programs

Students holding surfboards on the beach in Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Capital: Lisbon
  • Official Language: Portuguese
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)

Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt, cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve's beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the1500s to1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire.