Chatham University
Falk Hall, Lower Level
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Program Search
Program Type:
Program Country:
Program Term:


Summer 2020 -Portugal: Empire, Dictatorship and Identity

Term To Study: Summer 2020
Application Deadline: Nov 22, 2019
Program Starts: Apr 28, 2020
Program Ends: May 12, 2020
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,663
Program Locations: Lisbon, Porto
Contact Phone: 412-365-2720
Contact Name: Dr. David Rossbach
Contact Email:
What is Included: Roundtrip airfare, in country transportation, housing in hotels with double, triple or quad occupancy, excursions and entrance fees as part of the field experience itinerary, travel insurance, daily breakfasts, welcome and farewell dinner are included.

Please note that the program cost is subject to change without notice, depending on the exchange rate at the time of payment.

Chatham undergraduate students may be eligible for a $1200 study abroad voucher.
What is not Included: Chatham tuition and college fees for 3 credits summer 2020: $897.
Students are responsible for obtaining a valid passport, any visas (as necessary), all meals that are not included as part of the program fee and any entry fees, excursions or other costs incurred by the student during free time on the program.
Estimated Costs: US Passport book - $145 plus photo (additional fees apply for expedited processing)
Program Description

Students will examine the concept of identity through the exploration of history and politics in Portugal.

The location: This program will be based in and focus on Lisbon and Porto, Portugal. Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, is a recognized global city, a major economic center of the European continent and one of the oldest cities in the world. Porto, a coastal city in northwest Portugal, is known for its historic sites and Port wine production. The program will overnight in Coimbra, home of the oldest university in Portugal and the second oldest in Europe.

Course Work and Highlights: This field experience will examine contemporary issues in Portuguese society and politics with emphasis on the historical roots of Portuguese identity. Lectures and site visits will highlight some of the predominant issues facing Portugal today including membership in the European Union, lingering impact of the Euro crisis, and historical memory of the Salazar Era. The program will incorporate some of the most important historical sites in Portuguese history.

Housing: Housing will be in hotels, with double, triple or quad occupancy.

Prerequisite course: POL 217: European Identities (to be offered spring 2020)

Students must meet eligibility requirements. See application at for details. Application deadline: 10/21/2019

Minimum Enrollment: 16 students. Each field experience is self-supporting and must meet its minimum enrollment number or it will be cancelled.

Quick Facts

Population: 10781459
Capital: Lisbon
Per-capita GDP: $ 23700
Size: 92090 km2
Time Zone: (GMT) Dublin

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
See :
Country Specific Info.

Chatham University Office of International Affairs