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Study in Portugal Network - Program Presentation ppt

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The Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) - A Flexible Study Abroad Experience Designed for US students!

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SiPN is a new project developed by the Luso-American Foundation for Development (FLAD). It enjoys the support of the Portuguese government and US Embassy in Lisbon, the Fulbright Commission of Portugal, the City Council of Lisbon, and AICEP - Portugal’s official export promotion agency.

SiPN is a consortium whose members currently include: ISCTE-IUL, the Catholic University of Portugal, the University of Lisbon and the NOVA University of Lisbon. It is a flexible academic study abroad program that is designed for North American students of any major and/or level of fluency in Portuguese. In fact, students may take all of their classes in Portuguese through direct enrollment in any of the member schools’ regular courses, or they may choose to take most of their coursework in English while they build fluency in the language. SiPN builds upon the momentum of the Erasmus Program, which attracted nearly ten thousand European students to Portugal in 2012 (European Commission) and is designed as a program that brings Portuguese, American, and other international mobility students together into the same classrooms and living quarters.

The curriculum design allows for a typical hybrid study abroad model, but since it is a consortium it is designed to allow for maximum flexibility so we can accommodate different student needs. The hybrid study abroad model means that those students who are not yet ready to take all of their coursework in Portuguese may nevertheless find they can still cover their major or general education-type requirements through a wide array of offerings taught in English, and whose themes in our core curriculum are focused on Portugal and/or the Lusophone world. Besides the core offerings in the social sciences and humanities, students will also be able to take Portuguese language courses at whatever level they need, or choose from the hundreds of other courses taught in English each semester, many of which are found in business and economics. More advanced Portuguese learners have even greater choices and can elect to take all of their coursework in Portuguese at any of the 4 schools in the consortium in virtually any field, providing for a fully immersive experience.

SiPN’s flexible curriculum is available in semester, year-long, or summer formats. The price of the program ($11,000/semester) includes not only tuition, but also airport transfers, housing, health and travel insurance while in country and en route, field trips organized through the program, pre- and post-travel cultural orientation, as well as monitored support from the moment of application until the student returns and their school receives their transcripts.

All credits are issued in ECTS directly from the Portuguese member universities.

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Study in Portugal Network - Program Presentation ppt

  1. 1. Study in Portugal Network
  2. 2. Why Portugal? • Quality of university infrastructure • Increasingly cosmopolitan • Europe’s sunniest capital • Historically rich • Safety & cost of living • Lisbon, entrepreneurial hotspot A GATEWAY TO THE PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING WORLD!
  3. 3. Raising Portugal’s Profile in the US https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNYkI2uoZfU
  4. 4. U.S Study Abroad Trends Rising number of US students going abroad Source: Institute of International Education. (2012). “U.S. Study Abroad Students, 2002/2003-2011/12.” Open Doors Report on International Educational
  5. 5. Portugal “off the beaten track” Of the 283.332 US students, 151.000 chose Europe Data from 2012 by destination: 2,657 - Austria 2,701 - Greece 1,300 - Belgium 2,484 - Holland 3,477 - Czech Republic 26,480 - Spain 2,876 - Denmark 211 - Portugal (?) Source: Institute of International Education. (2012). “U.S. Study Abroad Students, 2002/2003-2011/12.” Open Doors Report on International Educational
  6. 6. Portugal “off the beaten track” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l5Z1-basLg
  7. 7. The SiPN Program Consortium Model • Lisbon’s top schools • Nova/Catholic MBA ranked top-50 Financial Times, Nova ranked in QS World’s Best 2014 • AACSB accredited, triple-crown • Highly internationalised (ISCTE 14%) • Univ. Lisbon 48,000 students, 4,000 PhDs. • MIT, CMU and UT-Austin already in place, but SiPN focused on undergrads
  8. 8. Flexible Curriculum Serving Different Types of SA Needs • Hybrid Model • Immersion Model • Summer Internships • Visiting Family Program • ECTS credits transfer directly from school where credit was earned • All courses pre-approved prior to departure • SiPN willing to sign partnership/consortium agreements
  9. 9. Curriculum Design Academic Year Calendar 1. Core Curriculum • Taught in English • Faculty hand-picked by academic council of SiPN, local PhD experts • Classes focus on Portugal, Portugal’s place in the EU, or larger Portuguese-speaking themes • Pedagogical style based more on US format • Internationalized classroom, Erasmus & Portuguese students
  10. 10. Curriculum Design Academic Year Calendar 2. Direct Enrollment Curriculum • Taught in Portuguese (hundreds of others also in English) • Faculty hired by consortium universities • 4 universities, nearly 90,000 students, hundreds of options • Fully-immersive experience • ECTS credits emitted by partner school, pre-approvals required • SiPN provides on-site orientation and staff support
  11. 11. Cost per semester $11,000 per semester (12/15 US credits recommended, 18 max) Includes: ▪ Tuition & Full Insurance ▪ Housing (single room, shared apartments) ▪ 24/7 On-site support ▪ Lisbon transportation card ▪ Airport arrival, airport transport and welcome orientation package ▪ Farewell Dinner ▪ Cultural and social excursions
  12. 12. SUMMER SESSIONS 2015
  13. 13. SUMMER OFFERINGS 2015 June 2014 (4 weeks) July 2014 (4 weeks) August 2014 (4 weeks) • SiPN offers a mix of core and direct-enrollment options each session • Social science, Humanities, and Business majors well-served • 12 ECTS max per 4-week session • Price based on number of credits • Summer Internship Options (part-time or full-time), 8-week stay minimum * A student can choose to take only one session or can combine sessions * Federal financial aid only applies for programs of 8 weeks or longer
  14. 14. Cost per Summer Session Includes: ▪ Tuition & Full Insurance ▪ Housing (single room, shared apartments) ▪ 24/7 On-site support ▪ Lisbon transportation card ▪ Airport arrival, airport transport and welcome orientation package ▪ Farewell Dinner ▪ Cultural and social excursions ▪ $2,500 for 3 US credits ▪ $3,250 for 6 US credits ▪ If full-time internship for 6 US credits, student pays $3,250 for 8-week stay
  15. 15. Communication and Promotion www.studyinportugalnetwork.com
  16. 16. Communication and Promotion
  17. 17. For more info • michael.baum@flad.pt • ricardo.pereira@flad.pt Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento Luso-American Foundation for Development (FLAD) www.flad.pt Rua Sacramento à Lapa, 21 1249-090 Lisboa Portugal (+351) 213 935 800

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