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Dates: 6 May–24 June 2023
Application Deadline: 23 January 2023

The Lisbon, Portugal study abroad program gives students the exciting opportunity to experience one of Europe’s oldest and most vibrant countries.

Founded in 1143, Portugal boasts a rich history extending back to the ancient Celtic and Roman inhabitants. Portugal’s contemporary culture bears influences from Iberian, African, South American, and Asian sources due to Portugal’s history of empire, which extended across the globe. Based in Lisbon, the country’s capital, we will explore Portuguese culture by visiting medieval and Renaissance castles, monasteries and convents, royal palaces, and world-class museums. Walking through Lisbon’s medieval streets, we will immerse ourselves in the musical, culinary, literary, and artistic traditions of this fascinating country.

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Michael Child
3161 JFSB
(801) 422-2496


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Frequently Asked Questions
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Students will register for 6 credit hours during the program from the following courses:

PORT 325—Survey of Luso-Brazilian Linguistics
PORT 395R—Contemporary Culture of Portugal
PORT 447R—Special Topics in Cultures of Portugal

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), instruction materials, housing, metro and bus pass, excursions, some admissions and meals, and international health coverage.

Does not include airfare, most meals, or personal expenses.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

The College of Humanities offers scholarships and grants of between $1,000–3,500 (based on financial need) for those who are majors/second majors and between $500–1,750 (based on financial need) for those who are minors in the College.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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All students accepted into the program are expected to register for a one credit, pre-departure preparation class, IAS 201R, which will run during the second term of winter semester 2023.

Part-time BYU students and non-BYU students will need to pay an additional tuition fee.

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses will also need to apply online and take the preparation course.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students will live in dormitory-style housing. The housing facility is centrally located within walking distance of museums, churches, and metro and bus services.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Application Deadline: 23 January 2023
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Michael Child is a professor of Portuguese and Pedagogy and teaches classes on the Portuguese language, linguistics, and language teaching. He served a mission in Porto, Portugal from 1998–2000.

3161 JFSB
(801) 422-2496
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International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.