Study in Portugal Network – Faculty-led Programs – January 2016
In January 2016 the Study in Portugal Network received its first 3 short-term faculty-led programs.
We worked closely with faculty from Johns Hopkins University, the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Rhode Island to design customized programs that met the curricular goals of each group.
8 graduate students from Hopkins engaged in consulting work with Portuguese start ups in the renewable energy sector and toured various cutting-edge Portuguese companies.
RISD brought 13 undergraduate architecture students and two accompanying faculty to engage in site visits all around the country, including studio tours with Pritzker-prize winning architects at the Univerity of Porto.
20 URI students and their accompanying faculty joined us for a far-reaching examination of Portuguese society, culture and business practices, including numerous guest lectures with recognized experts in their respective fields.
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Take a look at January term 2016 photos (links to SiPN Facebook page): here
More context about SiPN and it’s capacity to organize faculty-led customized programs?
The Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) is a project of the non-profit Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Our institutional contacts with the highest levels of the Portuguese government and US Embassy in Lisbon, not to mention business, research and civil society actors throughout the country, allow us to help you build customised faculty-led study tours with unparalleled access to key sectors of Portuguese society. Do you have an idea for a study tour that you’d like to explore with us? We can help you flesh out the who, where, what, how and at a price that is usually a fraction of what most program providers charge.
SiPN was designed by a US academic for fellow academics who wish to connect with Portugal but who may need assistance in building out their programs. Besides all the basic logistics like housing, insurance, domestic transport, etc., FLAD and its SIPN project can connect you with our network of top Portuguese universities, potential guest lecturers, key scientific researchers, policy and decision-makers, as well as the booming Portuguese startup scene. SiPN also possesses a large network of volunteer placements and over 150 credit-bearing internship opportunities for those looking to offer deeper ways for their students to connect with Portuguese society and culture.
FLAD’s scholarships and mobility program to the University of the Azores (build in link here to Crossing the Atlantic) can be synchronised with the SiPN faculty-led program, helping to keep costs extremely low for programs that have an Azorean component. For more information contact us directly at: [email protected] or [email protected]