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  • Locations: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UMKC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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Missouri-Portugal Semester Program in Lisbon

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Missouri-Portugal Program (MPP): Semester

Study in Portugal during the fall or spring semester! 

Courses available vary by term. Go to the link below to see course offerings for each semester:
In 2016, the Missouri Consortium for International Program and Studies (MOCON), at the initiative of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), began the Missouri-Portugal Program (MPP) in Lisbon. All MOCON member institutions may send students to the program. MPP works with colleagues at the Study in Portugal Network (SiPN).

The Missouri-Portugal program and SiPN merge concentrated learning with a broad range of new experiences that develop the student as an individual, frequently leading to growth in personal responsibility, maturity, and increased intercultural competence. Students will receive academic-oriented study tours in order to discover all that Portugal provides off the tourist-beaten path.

The housing option is designed to maximize intercultural awareness. For example, wherever possible SiPN houses MPP students on the same floor as other international and/or Portuguese students studying in Lisbon. They also invite these other mobility students along on study tours on a space available basis, to deepen friendships and opportunities for intercultural learning.

All interested UMKC students may contact the out faculty liaison, Professor. Allan Katz prior to applying for the program.

Both an application to the Study in Portugal Network and an application to UMKC's Study-Missouri Program are required.
The deadline to apply is:
Fall 2018: February 15, 2018
Spring 2019: October 14, 2018

The classroom experience includes the core curriculum classes, where other international and/or Portuguese students may enroll in our classes for academic credit. Furthermore, the SiPN Buddy Program matches our students with local Portuguese student volunteers who help our students integrate into local university social and academic life. Likewise, the Visiting Family Program matches local Portuguese families with those students who volunteer for this experience for a monthly get together in the family’s home.

All of these experiences are designed in such a way that students can take as few or as many classes in English as they need, but still have numerous opportunities for connecting deeply with Portuguese and other national cultures locally.
“Studying Abroad isn’t just a fun way to spend a semester, it is quickly becoming the key to success in our global economy.”
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  • Group pickup at airport on Arrival Day
  • SiPN Orientation Week services and tours
  • Monthly Transport Pass for Lisbon (buses, metro, and trolleys)
  • Local cell phone + SIM card with free calls/texts to other SiPN participants and staff
  • Furnished room, single or double occupancy
  • Course instruction
  • Program-integrated study tours outside of Lisbon (two per session, one overnight)
  • Course-integrated site visits in/around Lisbon
  • Final grade reports and permanent academic records
  • Academic counseling and support
  • Use of consortium facilities (including library and computer labs)
  • General administration of academic services
  • Travel to Visiting Family Program (volunteers only)
  • Laundry/cooking facilities and/or allowance
  • Medical, accident, and travel insurance
  • 24-hour emergency contact
  • Estimated airfare, meals and books and in country travel

ESTIMATED Program Cost (these may fluctuate)
Budget Item/Per Semester

       Budget Item


Posted to Student Account (Pathway)


UMKC Globetrotter Subscription (Study Abroad App)


UMKC Student Pathway Subtotal  


Program Fee Payments


Program Comprehensive Tuition Fee


Comprehensive Housing and Student Affairs Fee $3,260

Program Fee Subtotal  


Additional Independent Expenses (approximate)


Passport (if needed)

as needed

Schengen Student Visa $150
Travel to Portuguese Embassy/Consulate in US Variable

Required GeoBlue International Health Insurance (per 30 days)


Personal Expenses



Included in SiPN Program Fee



In-Country Travel


Round Trip Airfare


Additional Independent Expenses Subtotal  


Total Estimated Program Cost



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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.