Study Abroad in Lisbon, Portugal Summer 2022
Travel to Lisbon, Portugal with UMass Lowell during the Summer for an Immersive Experience!
May 23 - June 14, 2022
Enjoy a unique international experience in Lisbon, the largest city and capital of Portugal (member of the European Union.)
Immerse yourself in this at once ancient and modern waterfront city characterized by a thrilling culture, delicious cuisine, and booming nightlife. Take advantage of the rich architectural history of Romanesque and Gothic churches, a medieval castle, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Revel in a diverse music scene, with the soulful melodies of Portuguese fado, varieties of Cape Verdean and Brazilian music, cutting-edge jazz, and classical music. Take strolls through the bairros of this beautiful, safe and historic city, or get around in a first-rate public transport system.
There will be side-trips to picturesque towns, including Sintra, also a World Heritage Site.
Spend two weeks exploring everything Lisbon has to offer, while earning 3 college credits.
Open To All University Majors.
- May 23 - June 14, 2022
- Required UMass Lowell On-Site Course: Special Topics: in Portuguese Studies - Lisbon in Film and Culture (see below)
- Financial aid may be applicable.
- Scholarships available up to $1,500
Special Topics in Portuguese Studies - Lisbon in Film and Culture
By Diana Gomes Simões, Ph.D.
Across the centuries, Lisbon has been a source of inspiration for writers and film directors. This course will study films (Portuguese and foreign) and cultural artifacts that tell the story of the capital city of Portugal from the Middle Ages to the present. We will discuss the city in the classroom and go out and about to explore sites that are the setting for the films under consideration. Taught in English.
Diana Gomes Simões teaches Portuguese at UMass Lowell. Her research focuses on literature and cinema. She has published on Portuguese, Brazilian, and Lusophone African literatures and cultures.
The 2022 UMass Lowell Summer Program in Lisbon, Portugal, is sponsored by the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies and the Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.