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Lisbon Courses – 2022 Fall

If you have questions about the academics or courses available on this program, locate the Program Advisor to schedule an advising appointment or email them your questions directly.

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.


Students can choose from a wide range of undergraduate courses taught in English, focusing on language, culture, social sciences, and humanities at the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (UCP). Also available to us are numerous courses in “Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE),” a new department and full degree program starting Fall 2021. Students typically take between 24 and 30 ECTS total, which is 4 to 5 courses per semester (12-15 US semester credits).

Recent courses include:

  • Advertising Analysis
  • Cultural Management
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Politics & Development of Contemporary Portugal
  • Portuguese Culture & Society
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Comparative Politics
  • Fundamental Issues of European Integration
  • Portuguese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language (all levels)

Service Learning and Internships

UCP is especially strong in communication and culture studies and has many links with media organizations, arts organizations, and non-profits. They also have a robust social work program where students are required to engage in service learning opportunities.

Internship options:

  • 10 hrs/week (15 weeks) = 150 hrs and 6 ECTS credits
  • 20 hrs/week (15 weeks) = 300 hrs and 12 ECTS credits

Service learning options:

  • 10 hours/week (15 weeks) or 20 hours (15 weeks).

Course Descriptions

Please contact the USAC Advising department to obtain course syllabi.

Quick Details

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer Session I (4 weeks): Open
Summer Session I&II (8 weeks): Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



Overseas Credit

Program Capacity

30 students


English | Portuguese

Passport & Visa

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