Study Tours and Cultural Agenda

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Lisbon is a culturally rich city with a vibrant arts and music scene, a historic opera house, museums, concert venues, galleries, a dynamic cinemathèque, and more. Enjoy frequent visits to sites of historic and cultural importance, including the medieval walled towns of Óbidos and Sintra.

Besides the site visits and lectures in and around Lisbon, we also organize at least 2 trips/semester (or 1 per summer session) outside of Lisbon, so that students gain an understanding of the diversity of this country of 10 million. Previous trips have included overnight stays in Evora, a UNESCO world heritage site and lovely white-walled fortified city in the heart of the Alentejo region. There, students toured a working vineyard, learned about enotourism in Portugal, and saw how cork and olives are harvested, learning about the transformations in Portugal’s rural world that have come along with European integration.

On a trip to Coimbra and Porto, you might take a tour of Porto’s Casa da Musica, and tour the city with US expatriate and award-winning author Richard Zimler. While in Coimbra you will have a guided tour of one of the oldest universities in the world and its famous Joanina Library.

Check out the video “Study in Lisbon – Live, Love, Learn

SiPN instructors in the core curriculum often promote and organize various events to bring to life the contents taught in the classroom. Guest lectures and site visits that take advantage of Lisbon are encouraged in all of our classes. SiPN regularly organizes film & music series throughout the city in very unique venues (local associations, clubs, museums…) so as to engage the student with the topic while also showcasing the most interesting places in town, the majority of which off the typical tourist path.