Students who choose to study abroad in Lisbon with API complete courses offered in English by the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth’s “UMass in Lisbon” program and by the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE). Portuguese language courses are also available through the New University of Lisbon (NOVA). All semester and academic year students will take 2 of the UMass Dartmouth courses on Portuguese Culture and History and then may add 2-3 courses from the following options: ISCTE courses on international business Portuguese language course from NOVA third UMass-D course on Portuguese Culture and History Summer students participate in a Language and Culture summer program offered through UMass and NOVA. All students will take 1 English-taught UMass Dartmouth course on Portuguese culture and history, and one Portuguese language course from NOVA. HIGHLIGHTS Study abroad in one of Europe’s most beautiful and historically important capital cities — Lisbon, Portugal! CNN recently reported that Lisbon might be “Europe’s coolest city” and, in 2012, Lisbon was named European City of the Year. In 2014, the nearby city of Porto, was named the European Destination of the Year. Lisbon has it all! As the capital of Portugal, Lisbon is packed with unparalleled, unique cultural and historic sites. It has a vibrant arts and music scene, great food, exceptional nightlife, award-winning beaches and, best of all, it is ranked as one of the most affordable and safest of European cities. Lisbon has many personalities — though steeped in Old-World tradition, the city is also known for cutting edge fashion and design. Once the hub of a bygone global empire that stretched across four continents, Lisbon has a flavor all its own, influenced by former colonies in Africa, Brazil, India, China, the Persian Gulf and the Indonesian spice islands.
Students in this program select a combination of French language and cultural electives, and have the option of taking cultural electives in English.
Caparrapí, Yacopí, Cundinamarca, Colombia
API is working together with Colombia’s Ministry of Education (MEN) and a Colombian public institution, National Service of Learning (SENA), to provide conversational English training in job training centers and schools. English training is an important step to help locals succeed in school, find better jobs, and improve communication in the global market. Placements are available to teach conversational English in one of two ways: co-teach with a local Colombian teacher in 9-11th grade public school classrooms or at adult vocational training centers. Participants are required to teach 20-25 classroom hours and put in an additional 15-20 hours of classroom prep, grading, office hours, and staff meetings per week.