Quick Info

  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Summer
  • : Partner Program
  • : Anthropology and Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Communication and Rhetoric, Computing and Information Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Science and Geology, Environmental Studies, Health and Rehab Sciences, Health in a Global Context, History, History of Art and Architecture, Less Commonly Taught Languages and Cultures, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Portuguese Language, Literature, and Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Urban Studies
  • : June 2, 2019 - July 31, 2019
  • : $4,299 In-State / $4,499 Out-of-State
  • : January 20, 2019
  • : 2.75 GPA, Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record


General Education Requirements:

  • Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences:This program fulfills three foreign culture requirements

Coming Soon! Ask the Program Manager for more information.


ARTSC 1899: Portugal Internship Program (8 weeks, 6 credits)

This option gives you the ability to complete a full-time internship (35-40 hours per week).  You'll earn a total of 6 credits: 3 for June and 3 for July.  You'll need to check with your academic advisor to see if you can use the internship credit towards your major.

In addition to your internship hours, this option includes a structured internship course led by a faculty member in Portugal.  This is included in the credits that you earn from Pitt.



Experiential Learning

From the Study in Portugal Network:

"These internships run the gamut from placements with governmental organizations, NGOs, INGOs, or for-profit companies. Students may choose from internships in English or from among those where at least some fluency in Portuguese is a requirement."

Past placements include:

  • The Institute for Research and Innovation in Health Sciences (Lab Research)
  • Champalimaud Center for the Study of the Unknown - Neuroscience Research 
  • The Portugal Economy Probe
  • Fabrica de StartUps
  • University of Minho School of Health Sciences Research Domain
  • IBM: Marketing, Events, and Corporate Communication

Internship placements are limited and the sooner you apply, the more options you will have available to you.  You'll have access to the list of internships once you have met with Tim Crawford, Program Manager


On-Site Faculty And Staff

On a Parnter Program, you won't have Pitt faculty on the ground with you.  However, the SiPN has a staff that will provide academic, intern, and emergency support for you!

Professor Michael Baum is the Director of SiPN and also an Executive Board member of the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD). Prior to his nomination to FLAD by the Portuguese Prime Minister in 2014, Prof. Baum was a full professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.   From 2012-14 he developed and directed UMass in Lisbon, the first year-round study abroad program for the UMass system in Portugal. 

Ricardo Pereira is a Portuguese native from the Lisbon area who spent his 12th grade year attending a U.S. high school in Ohio, where he lived with a host family and developed a close familiarity with American culture and near-native fluency in English. Based on his experience running the day-to-day operations of UMass in Lisbon and successfully serving the needs of nearly 40 study abroad students for that program, Ricardo was tapped by SiPN’s Program Director in 2014 to develop the SiPN Program for FLAD and to take over as SiPN’s Program Coordinator in June 2015.


On the program, you'll have a guaranteed single room in an international residence, living with other international and Portuguese students.  Located in the Santa Clara neighborhood, your housing is in the middle of some of the most desirable areas of the city and a short walk from buses, trolleys, and subway stations.  Plus, your transit pass is included in the program!  

Your housing also includes: access to a gym, WiFi, laundry (additional charge) and housekeeping, fully equipped kitchens, and common areas to relax!

Pricing And Dates

Summer 2019 Pricing & Dates:

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$4,299 $4,499
Arrive in Lisbon Depart Lisbon
June 2, 2019 July 31, 2019

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.

Other Important Dates: 
Please Note: All students are required to attend the mandatory Pre-Departure Bash.  This afternoon long event will cover important topics relevant to study abroad like health, safety, security, and next steps.  Plus, it will give you the chance to meet other students studying abroad on your programs!  Alumni and staff will also be present to help you start thinking about your goals for the program.

The Pre-Departure Bash for this program will be on: February 1, 2019 at TBD in TBD. Your program manager will follow up with more information once you begin your application!

Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your program fee, the following are included:

  • Tuition for 6 credits
  • Internship placement assistance
  • Housing (single room with access to a kitchen, WiFi, and gym)
  • Local cell phone for calls and texts to program staff and participants
  • Two weekend trips (exact locations TBD)
  • Two day trips (exact locations TBD)
  • International Health Insurance

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Flight ($1,000-$1,400)
  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($300)
  • Program Deposit ($300, to be credited to your bill)
  • Meals and Personal Expenses ($1,000-$2,000)
  • Other cell phone and communication expenses (varies based on usage)

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

  • All students who participate on this program are required to meet with Tim Crawford.  The internship placement process will take work and patience on your part.
  • Internships are crucial to success in today’s competitive job market. The Portugal Internship Program will give you a competitive advantage when it comes time to apply/interview for jobs and graduate school.
  • You will integrate into the local workforce and intern 35-40 hours per week. You will contribute meaningful work to the organization which will in-turn benefit your budding career.
  • You will learn cultural competencies not only in a professional environment, but also a social environment. This is a great opportunity for you to build professional relationships and develop an international network.

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Tim Crawford

Walk-In Advising Hours: MWF 2-4 PM

Hi Everyone! I’m Tim, a Program Manager here in the Study Abroad Office. I’m proud to be from a small town in Central PA but now love calling Pittsburgh home. My study abroad experience includes a semester in France during my sophomore year, Spring Break in London during Grad School and Summer in Italy as a Program Assistant. My experiences opened my eyes to the rest of the world and I’d love to help you take advantage of the numerous study abroad opportunities here at Pitt. Outside of the office, I’m always looking for the next adventure whether it’s exploring a new city or new neighborhood in PGH. I fully embrace the yinzer way of life and plan my schedule accordingly around every Pens, Bucs and Stillers game. I’d love to talk to you more about any of our study abroad programs and answer any of your questions. Please reach me at TSC29@pitt.edu or 412-648-2156.