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Portugal SiPN

Dates: 1 June–31 July 2024
Application Deadline: 30 January 2024

Portugal internships through the Study in Portugal Network provide a unique cultural and educational experience designed to help advanced students acquire professional and cultural competencies that will allow them to prepare for life after the university. All majors are welcome to apply.

In partnership with the Study in Portugal Network (SiPN), professional internships are available in fields such as neuroscience, medical research, investment banking, international diplomacy and government, design, marketing, and public administration. Fluency in Portuguese is not required for many of the internships offered in Portugal. The current list of internships may be found at this site.

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Barbara Bonyata
3190 JFSB
(801) 422-2838


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Students must register for at least 6 credit hours during summer term from the following courses:

PORT 399R—Academic Internship (3 credit hours)
PORT 395R—Contemporary Culture (3 credit hours)

Additional course options and direct enrollment may be considered in consultation with the program director.

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 tuition (increased cost for graduate students and non–Latter-day Saint students), lodging, in-country excursions, some meals, and international health insurance coverage.

Does not include airfare, some 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 international internship grants of up to $3,000 to majors within the college. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese also offers scholarships to participants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Applicants will be evaluated by a professor of Portuguese upon application to the programs that require the Portuguese language.

Students completing an internship are required to enroll in HCOLL 396R, Humanities Leadership and Professional Development, during the second block of winter 2024. This course will help prepare students to make the most of the internship experience.

Part-time BYU students will need to pay an additional tuition fee for enrolling in the prep class.

Spouses also need to be credit-bearing participants on the program; they must apply online and take the preparation course.

Students should plan to be in Portugal for the complete duration of the program and refrain from scheduling late arrivals or early departures. Internships must last for at least eight weeks but may last up to twelve.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Housing will be in a shared apartment with other interns, which is provided by our internship partner, Study in Portugal Network.

BYU policy prohibits students from asking Latter-day Saint families to provide accommodations.
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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

BYU welcomes students from any university to apply to participate on our study abroad programs. However, internships and direct enrollment programs are limited to BYU Provo students.

Students must submit a CV and letter of intent to director Scott M. Alvord.

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 page.

Deadline: 30 January 2024
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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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Scott M. Alvord, faculty director of the program and the internship coordinator for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is a professor of Hispanic linguistics and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He has directed programs in Spain, Mexico, and Portugal several times.

(801) 422-7546

Barbara Bonyata
3190 JFSB
(801) 422-2838
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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.