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Students who choose to study abroad in Lisbon during the January term with API can complete courses offered in English and Portuguese in international marketing and cross-cultural communications at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE).

What's Included?


Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Portuguese speakers
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Statement of purpose
  • Supplemental application requirements
  • Entry requirements: valid passport 
  • University Approval Form

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 3-6 credits per session

Students who choose to study abroad in Lisbon during the January term with API can complete courses offered in English and Portuguese in international marketing and cross-cultural communications at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE).


API students will receive a transcript from the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE) and the New University of Lisbon (NOVA) upon successful completion of their program.



Courses taught in Portuguese require proficiency in the Portuguese language.

Cross Cultural Communication and Negotiation

This course is designed to introduce the participants to the management of cross-cultural differences and leadership in the globalized world by being effective in communication and negotiation.Therefore learning goals are:
  • To understand key influences of culture in human behavior, in the workplace and at the individual relationship level, and also in an international setting;
  • To enhance individual intercultural competence to efficiently interact – communicate and negotiate – with people from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • To develop critical thinking ability and problem-solving skills through experiential classes.

Criatividade e Inovação em Marketing

Ao longo do curso, os alunos irão imergir no mundo da Inovação e Criatividade em Marketing, área de gestão fundamental em qualquer sector de atividade e com importância crescente no mundo empresarial.Pretende-se que os alunos, no final desta unidade curricular, sejam capazes de perceber o âmbito da inovação empresarial, articular a inovação com a estratégia da empresa e sejam capazes de realizar atividades-chave de um processo de gestão da inovação.Os fundamentos teóricos são apresentados recorrendo a múltiplos case-studies vindos de diversos sectores e geografias para que a vertente prática esteja sempre presente ao longo do curso. Nesta mesma lógica, os participantes serão desafiados a utilizar os conceitos aprendidos no curso criando oseu próprio projeto de uma inovação disruptiva. No final, um painel avaliará as propostas e o grupo vencedor será anunciado na cerimónia de encerramento do curso.

Corporate Negotiation and Influence

The main purpose of this course is to enable students to better understand and use negotiation and influence to achieve goals in corporate contexts. At the end of the course, the participants will manage the concepts and basic elements of negotiation and influence in intra-organizational and inter-organizational contexts; identify and know how to manage the negotiation steps in a win-win perspective; to acknowledge and explore corporate cooperation opportunities, and to identify and use negotiation and influence tactics.

Entrepreneurial Finance

The objective of this course is for students to learn and use the key concepts and techniques that involve the investment and the financing decisions in a company/investment project. Students will learn to measure value added and identify the key variables to create value.

At the end of the course, students should be ableto:

  • Prepare, understand and articulate the different financial statements;
  • Use the fundamental techniques of capital budgeting valuation and identify whether the investment creates value;
  • Determine the cost of equity and debt;
  • Understand the importance of the capital structure for the value added, and identify and understand the fundamental concepts that sustain financing decisions.

Data Analysis for Research

Course description currently unavailable.

  • Classes taught in English and Portuguese
  • ISCTE features prestigious AACSB and AMBA business-accreditations


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    Carlos Loureiro

    Carlos Loureiro will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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    Ryan McCann

    Ryan McCann will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad with us!

    Email - ryan.mccann@apiabroad.com

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Lisbon programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • Sintra

    Following a short train ride from Rossio Station in Lisbon, tour the magnificent National Palace of Sintra, the best preserved medieval Royal Palace in Portugal. Students will tour the manor house and gardens of the romantic nineteenth-century Quinta da Regaleira estate, followed by lunch in the unique ambiance of Sintra’s restaurants (with traditional regional pastries). An afternoon walk around the Castle of the Moors, on the heights above town with excellent views of the coast, completes this trip.

  • Belem

    Belém is widely considered Lisbon’s most monumental and historical area. It was from here that many of the great Portuguese navigators embarked on their voyages of discovery, including Prince Henry the Navigator (bound for Cueta, Morocco), Bartholomeu Dias (who rounded the Cape of Good Hope), and Vasco da Gama (who discovered the route to India). Christopher Columbus also stopped here on his way back to Europe after “discovering” the New World. Lisbon and Portugal prospered during this period of discovery, with gold coming from the recent conquered New World. Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery were built as many as other great constructions during this time period. In addition to seeing these sites, students will be treated to the very famous custard tarts (Pastéis de Belém), at the Antiga Confeitaria de Belem which has been serving these delicious pastries since 1841.

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Jan-Term Jan 3, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019 $4,180 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018