Experience intern & study abroad in

Portugal

Differentiate your resume with an internship or get class credit while you study abroad. Along the way, you’ll attend prestigious universities, enjoy career-accelerating experiences, and immerse yourself in Portugal’s language, lifestyle and culture.

portugal
Lisbon Portugal

Experiencing Lisbon, Portugal with API

Destination Overview

API offers students a wonderful opportunity to experience the Portuguese culture and way of life through study or internships abroad in Lisbon, Portugal. With a spectacular Atlantic coastline, Portugal sits on the sunny southwest corner of Europe, but this tiny nation – a pioneer in maritime exploration — occupies a central place in world history.

Portugal has been a crossroads of cultures for three thousand years – a fact reflected in the national language, food, music, and arts. Lisbon has exceptional nightlife, award-winning beaches, great cuisine, and is ranked as one of the most affordable and safest of European destinations. Whether you’re into music, futbol (soccer), surfing, art museums, or history, you’ll find a warm welcome from the Portuguese, who are eager to share their unique culture with you!

Stories from Abroad: Lisbon, Portugal

Cities in Portugal with API Programs:

  Lisbon
Lisbon Portugal
Why Lisbon
  • Affordable European destination
  • The capital of and largest city in Portugal
  • Undiscovered gem of Western Europe
  • Incredible weather
  • Spectacular views from atop its many hills
  • Easy access to a stunning coast, lined with beautiful sandy beaches
  • One of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is a fascinating mix of old European charm and a modern, cosmopolitan atmosphere
  • Rich history, impressive architecture, excellent museums and art galleries, and exceptional cuisine

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

API is committed to providing enriching international experiences to its participants. We believe in the importance of promoting acceptance, dignity, and respect among people of all backgrounds. API demonstrates its commitment to inclusiveness by providing affordable and accessible programs, offering individualized support, and conducting ongoing diversity education and training for all API staff. No matter who you are or where you come from, API will support you during your journey abroad.

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Reflections on Twenty Years with API
Reflections on Twenty Years with API

Twenty years ago today (August 15, 2001), I walked into the API office to begin what I thought was a job. Little did I know that when I opened that door I was taking my first steps into a career that would span two decades, nor did I anticipate that this position would lead to lifelong friendships with individuals who have enriched my life exponentially and who have become like family to me.

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Reflections on Lessons Learned While Working Abroad
Reflections on Lessons Learned While Working Abroad

Years ago, I studied abroad in both Madrid and Paris, and these experiences were so impactful that I knew with complete certainty that I wanted to pursue opportunities that would allow me to travel and to continue engaging in intercultural exchange.

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“We loved our Resident Director! He was a super great guy and was very helpful in our time in Lisbon.”

~Lauren T.
API Lisbon student
Lisbon Portugal

Experience Portugal with API

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