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SiPN: Study in Lisbon, Portugal (Third Party)

Please note: this brochure is for the semester-long SiPN program only. For the SiPN Summer Study in Portugal brochure and application, click here.

The Program

The Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) study abroad program is managed by the non-profit Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), with the support of the Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science, the US Embassy in Lisbon, the Fulbright Commission in Portugal, AICEP, and the Lisbon City Municipality, among others. It offers North American students the opportunity to spend a semester, or year in the vibrant capital city of Lisbon, Portugal.

What makes SiPN unique is the fact that students can choose classes from any of the 4 member universities in the Lisbon network: ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) – Lisbon Campus, University of Lisbon, and Nova University of Lisbon.

SiPN is designed to serve many different kinds of students. For those who are not yet ready to take all of their coursework in Portuguese, they can still cover their major or general education-type requirements through a wide array of offerings taught in English, while also taking whichever class level they require for a Portuguese language course. Or for those who are ready to direct-enroll in regular university classes taught in Portuguese, SiPN can provide that too.

The Academics

The core curriculum is designed for students who do not yet feel ready to take their social science or humanities classes in Portuguese. They also provide the core identity for the program and its semesterly-offerings. The faculty of the core curriculum are published experts with Ph.Ds in their respective fields, hand-chosen by the academic council of SiPN to teach in the program. Many of them have previously taught or done graduate work in North America or other English-speaking countries. Core classes also enroll Erasmus and local Portuguese students, for a truly international classroom experience, taught in English.

Direct enroll classes may be conducted in either Portuguese or English. More advanced Portuguese learners have even greater choices and can elect to take all of their coursework in Portuguese through direct-enroll classes at any of the 4 schools in the consortium in virtually any field, providing for a fully immersive experience. For those who are looking for other choices outside of our core, the SiPN universities provide hundreds of direct-enroll classes each semester in business, economics, and many other fields, all of which are taught in English and open to participants of SiPN. Nevertheless, for students who need at least some courses taught in English, SiPN strongly recommends that students take at least 2 courses from among the core offerings.

For a list of available courses, visit this page. Please DO NOT USE the Course Pre-Approval form on SiPN’s website. It is not accepted by UConn Education Abroad.

Business students, please note that only Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Universidade Nova de Lisboa are AACSB accredited. Only Business courses taken at these two institutions have the potential to receive UConn School of Business direct course credit. Business courses taken at the other institutions in the Study in Portugal Network can only potentially be accredited as Foreign Study courses.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

Important!
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”. Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ANTH 1000 or ANTH 1093 Other People’s Worlds 02796 Introduction to Anthropology: Portugal Field Course 3 12/31/2021
ANTH 1000 Other People’s Worlds NA Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Field Study 3 12/31/2021
ANTH 1093 or ANTH 1000 Foreign Study 02796 Introduction to Anthropology: Portugal Field Course 3 12/31/2021
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study 39 Anthropology of Law 3 12/31/2021
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study 02314 Portuguese Migration in Local Perspective – Race Ethnicity and Nation 3 6/30/2022
BLAW 4893 Buisness Law 37 Buisness Law 3 6/30/2022
CRLP 1193 Foreign Study n/a Introduction to Asian Literature 3 6/30/2022
DRAM 4152 World Film N/A Portuguese Film 3 12/31/2021
DRAM 4193 Foreign Study N/A English in the World of Arts (C2) 6 12/31/2021
ECON 2493 Foreign Study L5020 Economics of Innovation and Knowledge 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2101 Economic History of Europe 1110 Economic History 3 6/30/2021
ECON 2101 Economic History of Europe L5178 World Economy XIX and XX The Centuries 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2102 Intermediate Macroeconomics 1103 Macroeconomics 3 6/30/2021
ECON 2110 History of Economic Thought n/a History of Economic Thought 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2110 History of Economic Thought not given History of Economic Thought 3 6/30/2022
ECON 2198 Topics in Economic History and Thought N/a Economic History of Portugal 3 6/30/2021
ECON 2202 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory L0272 Macroeconomics II 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2326 Operations Research n/a Operational Research 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2327 Information Technology for Economics n/a ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS INFORMATION 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2411 Money and Banking n/a MONETARY AND FINANCIAL ECONOMICS 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2411 Money and Banking n/a Money and Financial Institutions 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2431 Economics of Taxation and Government Spending not given Public Economics and Finance 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2440 Economics of the Global Economy 02858 Political Economy and Globalization 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2447 Economics of Sports n/a Sports Economics 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2447 Economics of Sports not given Sports Economics 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2493 Foreign Study N/a Economic Analysis of Social Policies 3 6/30/2021
ECON 2493 Foreign Study N/a Public Policy Analysis 3 6/30/2021
ECON 2493 Foreign Study 1104 Seminar in European Economics 3 6/30/2021
ECON 2493 Foreign Study 02189 Applied Economics for Management Decision 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2493 Foreign Study n/a ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL SOCIOLOGY 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2493 Foreign Study 02668 Economics and Strategy of Intellectual Property 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2493 Foreign Study 01936 Economics of Education and Skills 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2493 Foreign Study n/a Telecommunication Economics 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2493 Foreign Study not given Economic History of Portugal 3 6/30/2022
ECON 3421 International Trade 1113 Global Economics I 3 6/30/2021
ECON 3421 International Trade n/a International Economics 3 12/31/2021
ECON 3421 International Trade not given International Economics 3 6/30/2022
ECON 3422 International Finance 1114 Global Economics II 3 6/30/2021
ECON 3431 Public Finance 1115 Public Economics 3 6/30/2022
ECON 3451 Health Economics 02837 Health Economics 3 12/31/2021
ECON 3461 Organization of Industry 1112 Industrial Organization 3 6/30/2021
ECON 3461 Organization of Industry n/a INDUSTRIAL AND FIRM ECONOMICS 3 12/31/2021
ECON 3461 Organization of Industry not given Industrial and Firm Economics 3 6/30/2022
ECON 3466 Environmental Economics 1109 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 3 6/30/2021
ECON 3473 Economic Development 1108 Development Economics 3 6/30/2021
ECON 3479 Economic Growth M8650 Economic Growth 3 12/31/2021
ECON 3479 Economic Growth n/a MACROECONOMICS II MACROECONOMICS II 3 12/31/2021
ECON 3493 Foreign Study N/A Economic Regulation 3 12/31/2021
ECON 3493 Foreign Study 00222 Financial Economics 3 12/31/2021
ENGL 1693 Foreign Study n/a The Study of Literature 4 6/30/2022
ENGL 3207 American Literature Since the Mid-20th Century 711121031 Contemporary North American Literature 3 12/31/2021
ENGL 3627 Studies in Literature n/a New English Literatures and Cultures 3 12/31/2021
FNCE 3422 International Finance 03167 International Macroeconomics 3 12/31/2021
HDFS 2200 Human Development: Adulthood and Aging N/A Developmental Psychology of Adult 3 12/31/2021
HIST 2993 Foreign Study L5321 Portuguese History and Culture 3 6/30/2021
HIST 3993 Foreign Study N/A Portugal and the Atlantic 3 12/31/2021
HIST 3993 or PORT 3293 Foreign Study N/A Portuguese Empire and the Age of Discoveries 3 12/31/2021
LING 3793 Foreign Study N/A Dialectology (European, Brazilian and Post-Colonial Varieties of Portuguese) 3 12/31/2021
MGMT 3234 Opportunity Generation, Assessment, and Promotion 1210 Entrepreneurship 3 6/30/2021
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study Decision Making 3 6/30/2021
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study Strategy 3 6/30/2021
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study N/A Leadership in Organizations 3 12/31/2021
MUSI 1193 Foreign Study in Music Music, Migration, and Modernization in Contemporary Portuguese Society 3 6/30/2021
MUSI 1193 or PORT 3293 Foreign Study N/A Fado: a Social Historical Perspectives in Sound 3 6/30/2022
PHIL 1104 Philosophy and Social Ethics n/a Utopianism and Realism in Political Philosophy 3 6/30/2022
PHIL 2217 Political Philosophy N/A Social and Political Philosophy 3 12/31/2021
POLS 3406 Globalization and Political Change not given Culture and Globalization 3 12/31/2021
POLS 3418 International Organizations and Law N/A International Criminal Law 3 6/30/2022
POLS 3993 Foreign Study 02070 Globalization and Governance in International Relations 3 12/31/2021
POLS 3993 Foreign Study 39 International Criminal Law 3 12/31/2021
POLS 3993 Foreign Study 52 Foundations of law 4 12/31/2021
POLS 3993 Foreign Study not given International Organizations 3 6/30/2022
POLS 3993 Foreign Study not given War Studies 3 6/30/2022
POLS 3993 Foreign Study n/a Political Science 3 6/30/2022
POLS 3993 Foreign Study n/a European Politics 3 6/30/2022
PORT 1193 Foreign Study Portuguese as a Foreign Language 3 6/30/2021
PORT 1193 Foreign Study Portuguese Language Course (A1) 3 6/30/2021
PORT 1193 Foreign Study n/a Portuguese Foreign Language – A2 Elementary 3 6/30/2022
PORT 3293 Foreign Study n/a Portuguese Culture 3 6/30/2021
PORT 3293 Foreign Study N/A Portugal in Europe 3 12/31/2021
PORT 3293 Foreign Study N/A Portuguese Literature in Translation 3 6/30/2022
PORT 3293 or HIST 3993 Foreign Study N/A Portuguese Empire and the Age of Discoveries 3 6/30/2022
PORT 3293 Foreign Study N/A Contemporary Art in Portugal: Cross-Cultural Perspectives 3 6/30/2022
PORT 3293 or MUSI 1193 Foreign Study N/A Fado: a Social Historical Perspectives in Sound 3 6/30/2022
SOCI 2993 International Study 22.5 Intercultural Communication in Professional Contexts 2 12/31/2021
SOCI 3251 Social Theory 37 Sociological Theory: Major Schools of Thought 3 6/30/2022
SOCI 3993 Foreign Study N/A Society and Diversity 3 12/31/2021
SOCI 3993 Foreign Study 40 Groups and Inter-Group Relations 3 6/30/2022

The Experience

The SiPN program fee includes guaranteed single room housing in an international residence alongside other international and/or Portuguese students in downtown Lisbon. SiPN’s Residence is installed in a beautiful building from the 18th century, totally recovered and refurbished for this purpose. It is located in Baixa Pombalina, in Lisbon’s historical, commercial and cultural centre.

Besides the site visits and lectures in and around Lisbon, SiPN also organizes at least 2 trips/semester outside of Lisbon, so that students gain an understanding of the diversity of this country of 10 million. Previous trips have included overnight stays in Evora, a UNESCO world heritage site and lovely white-walled fortified city in the heart of the Alentejo region.

For information on Student Life and Involvement Opportunities, visit this page.

Finances

Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Academic Year 2018 04/01/2018 04/08/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 04/01/2018 04/08/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Arts, Business, Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences
Language of instruction: Portuguese Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.75