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Students who choose to study abroad in Lisbon with API during the summer will be able to take international business courses in English in one of Europe’s up-and-coming “hot” destinations. Students select one course per session for 3 semester credits. Students may combine two sessions in order to earn up to 6 credits for their program. The sessions may be combined as follows: sessions 1 and 2, or sessions 2 and 3.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Housing 

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Monthly Transit Pass

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Statement of purpose
  • Supplemental application requirements are solicited upon receipt of API application
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa
  • University Approval Form

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.

  • Porto

    Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

  • 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.

  • Porto

    Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

  • 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.

  • Lagos

    Set on one of the largest bays in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal, Lagos is an eye-catching and bustling town conquered by the Arabs on the 8th century leaving behind fortifications that we still can see nowadays. The Portuguese discoveries of the 15th century initiated by Henry the Navigator turned Lagos into an important Naval center. At the same time, a most deplorable period of history began, with the first slaves brought back from the Sahara in 1441 by Henry’s explorer Nuno Tristão. The city was the capital of the Algarve from 1576 to 1756.

  • 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.

  • Lagos

    Set on one of the largest bays in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal, Lagos is an eye-catching and bustling town conquered by the Arabs on the 8th century leaving behind fortifications that we still can see nowadays. The Portuguese discoveries of the 15th century initiated by Henry the Navigator turned Lagos into an important Naval center. At the same time, a most deplorable period of history began, with the first slaves brought back from the Sahara in 1441 by Henry’s explorer Nuno Tristão. The city was the capital of the Algarve from 1576 to 1756.

  • Porto

    Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

  • 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.

  • Lagos

    Set on one of the largest bays in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal, Lagos is an eye-catching and bustling town conquered by the Arabs on the 8th century leaving behind fortifications that we still can see nowadays. The Portuguese discoveries of the 15th century initiated by Henry the Navigator turned Lagos into an important Naval center. At the same time, a most deplorable period of history began, with the first slaves brought back from the Sahara in 1441 by Henry’s explorer Nuno Tristão. The city was the capital of the Algarve from 1576 to 1756.

  • Porto

    Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

  • 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.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 3 credits per session (up to 6 total)

Students who choose to study abroad in Lisbon with API during the summer will be able to take international business courses in English in one of Europe’s up-and-coming “hot” destinations. Students select one course per session for 3 semester credits. Students may combine two sessions in order to earn up to 6 credits for their program. The sessions may be combined as follows: sessions 1 and 2, or sessions 2 and 3.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive their transcript from the Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE).

Staff & Coordinators

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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

COURSE OFFERINGS

Students select one course per session for 3 semester credits.

Trends in Digital Marketing

Over 3 weeks students will deep dive into the world of Digital Marketing, an area of increasing relevance for marketers in all areas of activity. At the end of this course, students should be able to understand de digital marketing scope and coordinate digital marketing strategy with business strategy. Theory and practice will be combined with various case studies coming from many different sectors and geographies. Based on the learnings, students will have the opportunity to develop a project to be presented at the end of the course, with the best group being announced in a final ceremony.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Innovative Business Modeling

Through the use of the most robust and updated techniques, and in an interactive, dynamic, and creative environment, participants will be challenged to (i) identify a business opportunity, (ii) design an innovative business model for it, (iii) highlight the strategic change generated by the business model, (iv) conduct a straight-forward financial valuation of the foreseen innovation (v) pitch their outcome to colleagues and guest specialists.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Trends in Digital Marketing

Over 3 weeks students will deep dive into the world of Digital Marketing, an area of increasing relevance for marketers in all areas of activity. At the end of this course, students should be able to understand de digital marketing scope and coordinate digital marketing strategy with business strategy. Theory and practice will be combined with various case studies coming from many different sectors and geographies. Based on the learnings, students will have the opportunity to develop a project to be presented at the end of the course, with the best group being announced in a final ceremony.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Innovative Business Modeling

Through the use of the most robust and updated techniques, and in an interactive, dynamic, and creative environment, participants will be challenged to (i) identify a business opportunity, (ii) design an innovative business model for it, (iii) highlight the strategic change generated by the business model, (iv) conduct a straight-forward financial valuation of the foreseen innovation (v) pitch their outcome to colleagues and guest specialists.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Leadership and Strategic Knowledge

This program focuses on how students become effective knowledge agents by addressing the importance of leadership, knowledge management and innovation.

At the end students are expected to:

  • Discuss the knowledge society and economy
  • Understand the concept and the nature of organizational knowledge
  • Learn about Knowledge Management
  • Discuss the relationship between strategic knowledge management and innovation5. Understand The case for change – Aspiration; Anticipation; Desperation
  • Understand The case for change – Aspiration; Anticipation; Desperation
  • Differentiate Leadership Theories (Traits Theory; Great Events Theory; Situational Leadership; Transactional Leadership; Transformational Leadership)
  • The Leadership Styles (Daniel Goleman) – Leadership that gets results (how to use the different styles of effective leadership)
  • The eight-stage process of creating major change (Phillip Koter)

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Brand Management and Marketing Communications

This course aims to combine a perspective of brand management and marketing communications with a strong practical focus, reflected on an extensive scrutiny of contemporary cases, across a variety of sectors and geographies.

At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Understand brand fundamentals, brand management scope and identify characteristics of leading brands
  • Understand and develop brand strategy elements, co-ordinated with business strategy
  • Understand how to coordinate brand strategy with brand expression, marketing communications, applicationsdevelopment and implementation.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

International Financial Management

The globalization of trade and finance as a consequence of the great advances in information technologies, transportation, and communications, during the last century, has introduced a dramatic new commercial reality for the world citizens. This transformation of the world market economy has important implications for business, which we will analyze in this course Students will be able to examine the trade theories, policies, and instruments of international commerce and finance, as well as consider trade integration. Course content also focuses on the foreign exchange markets and the balance of payments and institutions of international trade. Macro policies in open economies, such as flexible exchange rates and the nature of foreign exchange markets, risk and hedging transactions will be examined. Theories and policies of foreign direct investment and political risk are also considered.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Fixed Income Markets

The bond market in the United States is worth roughly $40 trillion while the U.S. stock market has a value of less than $20 trillion. Overall, the global bond market is worth about $100 trillion. Given the large magnitude of this fixed income market and the fact that both governments and corporation issue bonds on a regular basis, this course is aimed to explain the fundamental rules and practices of this global market.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Energy and Environmental Economics

The main purpose of this course is to provide students with theoretical and empirical knowledge on energy and environmental economics that will enable them to understand and take action.

At the end of the course, participants are expected to:

  • Develop a comprehensive overview of the main challenges facing the energy sector, together with a detailed analysis of the main policy issues.
  • Review worldwide relevant regulatory experiences in the energy sector, including recent competition policy cases.
  • Provide a deep understanding of the main recent concepts and tools regarding the performance of energy markets.
  • Recognize the role of energy financial markets and learn with experts in the field.
  • Understand the role and challenges of renewable energy sources for sustainable development.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Brand Management and Marketing Communications

This course aims to combine a perspective of brand management and marketing communications with a strong practical focus, reflected on an extensive scrutiny of contemporary cases, across a variety of sectors and geographies.

At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Understand brand fundamentals, brand management scope and identify characteristics of leading brands
  • Understand and develop brand strategy elements, co-ordinated with business strategy
  • Understand how to coordinate brand strategy with brand expression, marketing communications, applicationsdevelopment and implementation.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Leadership and Strategic Knowledge

This program focuses on how students become effective knowledge agents by addressing the importance of leadership, knowledge management and innovation.

At the end students are expected to:

  • Discuss the knowledge society and economy
  • Understand the concept and the nature of organizational knowledge
  • Learn about Knowledge Management
  • Discuss the relationship between strategic knowledge management and innovation5. Understand The case for change – Aspiration; Anticipation; Desperation
  • Understand The case for change – Aspiration; Anticipation; Desperation
  • Differentiate Leadership Theories (Traits Theory; Great Events Theory; Situational Leadership; Transactional Leadership; Transformational Leadership)
  • The Leadership Styles (Daniel Goleman) – Leadership that gets results (how to use the different styles of effective leadership)
  • The eight-stage process of creating major change (Phillip Koter)

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

International Financial Management

The globalization of trade and finance as a consequence of the great advances in information technologies, transportation, and communications, during the last century, has introduced a dramatic new commercial reality for the world citizens. This transformation of the world market economy has important implications for business, which we will analyze in this course Students will be able to examine the trade theories, policies, and instruments of international commerce and finance, as well as consider trade integration. Course content also focuses on the foreign exchange markets and the balance of payments and institutions of international trade. Macro policies in open economies, such as flexible exchange rates and the nature of foreign exchange markets, risk and hedging transactions will be examined. Theories and policies of foreign direct investment and political risk are also considered.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Fixed Income Markets

The bond market in the United States is worth roughly $40 trillion while the U.S. stock market has a value of less than $20 trillion. Overall, the global bond market is worth about $100 trillion. Given the large magnitude of this fixed income market and the fact that both governments and corporation issue bonds on a regular basis, this course is aimed to explain the fundamental rules and practices of this global market.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Energy and Environmental Economics

The main purpose of this course is to provide students with theoretical and empirical knowledge on energy and environmental economics that will enable them to understand and take action.

At the end of the course, participants are expected to:

  • Develop a comprehensive overview of the main challenges facing the energy sector, together with a detailed analysis of the main policy issues.
  • Review worldwide relevant regulatory experiences in the energy sector, including recent competition policy cases.
  • Provide a deep understanding of the main recent concepts and tools regarding the performance of energy markets.
  • Recognize the role of energy financial markets and learn with experts in the field.
  • Understand the role and challenges of renewable energy sources for sustainable development.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Leadership and Strategic Knowledge

This program focuses on how students become effective knowledge agents by addressing the importance of leadership, knowledge management and innovation.

At the end students are expected to:

  • Discuss the knowledge society and economy
  • Understand the concept and the nature of organizational knowledge
  • Learn about Knowledge Management
  • Discuss the relationship between strategic knowledge management and innovation5. Understand The case for change – Aspiration; Anticipation; Desperation
  • Understand The case for change – Aspiration; Anticipation; Desperation
  • Differentiate Leadership Theories (Traits Theory; Great Events Theory; Situational Leadership; Transactional Leadership; Transformational Leadership)
  • The Leadership Styles (Daniel Goleman) – Leadership that gets results (how to use the different styles of effective leadership)
  • The eight-stage process of creating major change (Phillip Koter)

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Brand Management and Marketing Communications

This course aims to combine a perspective of brand management and marketing communications with a strong practical focus, reflected on an extensive scrutiny of contemporary cases, across a variety of sectors and geographies.

At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Understand brand fundamentals, brand management scope and identify characteristics of leading brands
  • Understand and develop brand strategy elements, co-ordinated with business strategy
  • Understand how to coordinate brand strategy with brand expression, marketing communications, applicationsdevelopment and implementation.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

International Financial Management

The globalization of trade and finance as a consequence of the great advances in information technologies, transportation, and communications, during the last century, has introduced a dramatic new commercial reality for the world citizens. This transformation of the world market economy has important implications for business, which we will analyze in this course Students will be able to examine the trade theories, policies, and instruments of international commerce and finance, as well as consider trade integration. Course content also focuses on the foreign exchange markets and the balance of payments and institutions of international trade. Macro policies in open economies, such as flexible exchange rates and the nature of foreign exchange markets, risk and hedging transactions will be examined. Theories and policies of foreign direct investment and political risk are also considered.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Fixed Income Markets

The bond market in the United States is worth roughly $40 trillion while the U.S. stock market has a value of less than $20 trillion. Overall, the global bond market is worth about $100 trillion. Given the large magnitude of this fixed income market and the fact that both governments and corporation issue bonds on a regular basis, this course is aimed to explain the fundamental rules and practices of this global market.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Energy and Environmental Economics

The main purpose of this course is to provide students with theoretical and empirical knowledge on energy and environmental economics that will enable them to understand and take action.

At the end of the course, participants are expected to:

  • Develop a comprehensive overview of the main challenges facing the energy sector, together with a detailed analysis of the main policy issues.
  • Review worldwide relevant regulatory experiences in the energy sector, including recent competition policy cases.
  • Provide a deep understanding of the main recent concepts and tools regarding the performance of energy markets.
  • Recognize the role of energy financial markets and learn with experts in the field.
  • Understand the role and challenges of renewable energy sources for sustainable development.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Entrepreneurial Marketing

This programme is designed to introduce the participants to marketing strategies through the lens of entrepreneurship.

Therefore the learning goals are:

  • To understand the differences between managerial and entrepreneurial marketing
  • To appreciate the role of marketing in entrepreneurship
  • To develop viable marketing plan for a new venture

Language of Instruction: English   

International Business

In this course, the students must learn how to identify the main opportunities and risks brought by foreign markets entry, both in the framework of decision making and search for research topics in this field.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Innovation and Creativity in Marketing

Over 3 weeks students will deep dive into the world of innovation and creativity in marketing. They will be asked to create and propose an innovation project based on three real-life challenges that they will experience. At the end of this course, students should be able to understand the de-innovation scope, co-ordinate innovation with business strategy and be able to manage the innovation cycle.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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, the learning goals are:

  • To understand key influences of culture in human behavior, in the workplace and at the individual relationship level, and also in 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.”

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Entrepreneurial Marketing

This programme is designed to introduce the participants to marketing strategies through the lens of entrepreneurship.

Therefore the learning goals are:

  • To understand the differences between managerial and entrepreneurial marketing
  • To appreciate the role of marketing in entrepreneurship
  • To develop viable marketing plan for a new venture

Language of Instruction: English   

International Business

In this course, the students must learn how to identify the main opportunities and risks brought by foreign markets entry, both in the framework of decision making and search for research topics in this field.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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, the learning goals are:

  • To understand key influences of culture in human behavior, in the workplace and at the individual relationship level, and also in 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.”

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Innovation and Creativity in Marketing

Over 3 weeks students will deep dive into the world of innovation and creativity in marketing. They will be asked to create and propose an innovation project based on three real-life challenges that they will experience. At the end of this course, students should be able to understand the de-innovation scope, co-ordinate innovation with business strategy and be able to manage the innovation cycle.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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

API students in Lisbon live in furnished student apartments with other API participants and/or international students. All accommodations are within a 20-minute commute from the university via public transportation. Most apartments have single rooms, and a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living areas.

Students are responsible for providing their own meals as these are not included in the program fee.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 2 Jun 28, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019 $4,580 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019
Summer 2 and 3 Combined Jun 28, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019 $8,280 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019
Summer 3 Jul 19, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019 $4,580 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019
Summer 1 Jun 7, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019 $4,580 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019
Summer 1 and 2 Combined Jun 7, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019 $8,280 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019