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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
TOTAL CREDITS - 3 credits per session (up to 6 total)
API students receive their transcript from the Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE).
Carlos Loureiro will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.
Lauren Daniels will be your Program Manager for this location and will prepare you to go abroad with us!
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Students select one course per session for 3 semester credits.
At the end of this course, students should be able
to understand de digital marketing scope and co-
ordinate digital marketing strategy with business
Language of Instruction: English
Recommended US semester credits: 3
The main purpose of this course is to enable students to better understand and use negotiation and influence
to achieve goals in corporate contexts.
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.
This programme focuses on how students become effective knowledge agents by addressing the importance of
leadership, knowledge management and innovation.
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
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.
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
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:
This programme is designed to introduce the participants to marketing strategies through the lens of entrepreneurship.
Therefore the learning goals are:
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.
to understand de innovation scope, co-ordinate
innovation with business strategy and be able to
manage the innovation cycle.
This programme 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.
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.