API offers students a wonderful opportunity to experience the Portuguese culture and way of life through study abroad in Lisbon, Portugal. Semester students will select from international business and international relations courses taught in English at The University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE), and Portuguese language courses at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Nova). Summer students can choose from a business program taught in English at ISCTE, or an intensive Portuguese language program at Nova. Classes in all programs are comprised of other foreign and American students. Come study abroad in Portugal with API!

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!