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  • Locations: Porto, Portugal
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: USG Goes Global 
  • Restrictions: UNG applicants only
  • Program Costs: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Full Program Details Can be Found Here

Imagine yourself living in a gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage City wedged between a famed river with UNESCO World Heritage Center status and 2,000 year old ancient grape vineyards on verdant hills. Porto, the second largest city in Portugal is listed as a staple on best places to visit in Europe and only a three hour train ride away from Lisbon. Studying in Porto offers you sparkling lovely beaches and fresh Atlantic Ocean air. It is a lively and youthful place to live with numerous colleges and universities. All of these factors are sure to support engagement in your study abroad learning experience.

Portugal is especially noted for its kind people, wonderful traditional Fado music, surfing waves, home of a champion soccer team, strong cultural pride, easy shopping, clean and wifi enabled public transportation, and delicious cuisine all set in a very peaceful country. Porto is home to perhaps the most famous bookstore in the world where J.K. Rowling first drafted her Harry Potter book while sitting among red winding staircases that appear to even move! There are miles of beaches to explore and enjoy, and beachside foods to try only a 15-minute fun tramway or bus ride away from the city center. The city is on a hill creating an amazing layering of vantage points during the day, from strolling along the café lined Douro River to the lofty heights of Porto overlooking the river and beautiful town accessed by a bridge designed by the same architect as the Eiffel Tower. You can try traditional foods and enjoy the numerous pastry stores that fill the city, visit art museums and galleries, ride old fashioned trams, and explore the famed Majestic Cafe that inspired many famed Portuguese poets and writers such as Fernando Pessoa. Many student-aged people visit Porto for its inexpensive prices and friendly, fun, and supportive culture. There is a state-of-the-art music venue and music shops to explore and perhaps even to pick up a Ukulele which was born in the area around Porto, Portugal.

The Estimated Program Cost of $2,800 USD Includes:
-Accommodations in Porto for the program's duration
-Some meals including welcome dinner at a local restaurant and a farewell dinner on the beach
-Local grocery card
-Local field trips & tours 
-Health insurance policy providing coverage for any medical expenses that may incur
-An optional group flight: students may purchase their flights through the group airfare arranged through USG Goes Global or arrange their own airfare separately. The cost listed on this page includes an estimate for the program fee + roundtrip airfare.
-Some free days

The Estimated Program Cost Does Not Include:
-Tuition, which will be paid directly to each student's home institution. The USG Goes Global tuition rate is $199/credit hour.
-Textbooks or other required course materials
-Ground transport to/from Atlanta airport
-Passport or visa expenses
-Personal spending money for meals that are not included, souvenirs, or personal travel

Please note:
-A valid passport is required to travel to Europe. US passport holders do not need an additional visa to travel to Europe. Participants traveling on passports of other countries should contact their institutional representative for assistance in determining whether or not a visa is required for travel to Europe. Passports must be valid for at least six months after the conclusion of international travel.

UNG Equivalencies

Students do NOT have to be proficient in Portuguese before participating in the program; courses are taught in English by faculty from USG schools.

For course descriptions, visit the program website.
Students do not register for these courses through BANNER; instead, the CGE works with the Office of the Registrar to register students after the study abroad application is complete.

Students on this program are expected to enroll in TWO courses for a total of 6 credit hours. With sufficient justification, Institutional Representatives may request that a student take only one course. Click on the course title below to review the syllabus or download a copy from the Resources tab. Please confirm all course selections with your Institutional Representative.
USGG Course UNG Equivalency Pre-Requisites
Food, Sport, Spirituality, Music: The Environmental Psychology of Porto Environmental Psychology
PSYC 4710
Beverage Management: The History, Manufacture & Service of Alcoholic Beverages Not approved for UNG equivalency. UNG students are not allowed to enroll in this course. NA
Intro to the Hospitality Industry: Where to Eat, Drink, Play and Sleep Not approved for UNG equivalency. UNG students are not allowed to enroll in this course. NA
Introduction to Human Geography: Discovering Cultural, Economic, and Political Globalization in Portugal
Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG 1101
Urban Geography: Exploring Cities and Urban Life in Porto  Not approved for UNG equivalency. UNG students are not allowed to enroll in this course. NA

This program is currently not accepting applications.