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Host University for Lisbon, Portugal

USAC is partnered with Universidade Católica Portuguesa's (UCP) Global Education Office (GEO). The GEO serves as the UCP’s Faculty of Human Sciences (FCH) in-house study abroad program provider. This means it is the institutional home for FCH’s non-degree programs that are tailored to meet the needs of foreign students looking for programs abroad.

The following is what you can anticipate while studying abroad at the UCP:

  • Degree programs can range in length from short-term (8-weeks or less in the summer), semester, or a full academic year abroad.
  • Students taking coursework for credit through GEO programs are assessed like any other student and receive regular UCP transcripts and credit transfer recommendations.
  • Semester and summer session feature regular UCP courses enrolling a combination of degree seeking students, Erasmus exchange students, and other non-degree visiting students.
  • The GEO serves as liaison to all departments at UCP and as the main point of support and contact for visiting students on campus.
  • The GEO centralizes support services for visiting students -- this includes housing, insurance, pre-travel and on-site orientation, and all academic and co-curricular support services.
  • GEO also enjoys the support of the Erasmus Office on campus in order to serve the needs of all international students.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Summer/Fall/Yearlong: Deadline has passed
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: October 1


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



Overseas Credit

Program Capacity

30 students


English | Portuguese

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