Lisbon, Portugal

Study Abroad in Portugal!

June 30 – July 21, 2023 (tentative)


A link to the application will be available soon. Meanwhile, if you are interested, please email Jaycee Cover to be added to the interest list. 

Application Deadlines

Friday, December 2, 2022
(early deadline for priority consideration)  

Friday, March 3, 2023 (final deadline)  


About the program

Using Lisbon, Portugal as our backdrop, this study abroad will use the city’s abundant cultural resources to explore not only the history of Portugal and its influence on global history, but also to ask deeper questions about technology, imperialism, global trade, access to affordable housing, and the relationship of the G7 and NATO to the rest of the world.
Portugal is an ideal destination for a study abroad program.  Located on the Atlantic Ocean, its is a vibrant and historical city with deep roots in African, Asian, and American history.  One of the oldest cities in Europe, it is full of museums, art, and music.  

RSVP for an Info Session

 Program Highlights

  • walking tour of Lisbon
  • Opportunity to visit beaches, snorkel, paddle board, and surf
  • Visit to the resort town of Sintra
  • Tour of Evora, Portugal
  • Daytrip to Obidos
  • Visit to the coastal resort towns of Cascais and Estoril  

Program Fee (tentative)

$3000 - $3500

The program fee includes the following items: 

  • All program fieldtrips, excursions, and community engagement projects
  • Ground transportation  
  • Group lunches  
  • International travel insurance 

The student fee does not include the following:

  • Round-trip airfare 
  • Passport or visa fees if applicable
  • Personal meals 
  • Personal expenses 
  • CSUF tuition and textbooks 
  • Travel protection plan 
  • Additional fieldtrips and excursions that are not listed 

Program Courses

HSS 350: Portuguese Life and Culture (3 units) [GE – C.3 & Z] 

Through this course we will explore Portuguese history through the many cultures and societies with which it interacted in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Using art, music, and food as a guide, we will explore Lisbon and wider Portugal to learn about its complex society and history. Our classroom would be the city of Lisbon, with excursions to nearby relevant sites.
HIST 331: History of Science: Copernicus to the Present (3 units) [GE – D.3]

Through the lens of science and technology, in which Portugal was an innovator, we will explore global history from the 15th century to the present.  In particular, this course will be concerned with exploring how technology contributed to Portugal’s dominance in the Atlantic slave trade and as a European colonial power.


Dr. Kate Burlingham 
History, CSUF  


Need more information?
Visit the Student Success Center in H-112, Monday - Friday from 8am-5pm. Email questions to Jaycee Cover.

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