• Junior, Senior
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: Second Semester Portuguese
• 3.0 cumulative GPA in all Portuguese language courses
• Open to UW-Madison degree seeking students and all degree-seeking undergraduate students at a US college or university. Preference is given to UW-Madison students
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Portuguese language and culture. Advanced Portuguese language speakers can directly enroll in humanities and social science courses.

Classroom Language



Apartments, Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic Year: Late September - Mid-June
Spring: Early February - Mid-June

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Fall 2018-19  2/2/2018
Year 2018-19  2/2/2018
Spring 2018-19  9/7/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
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Portugal, Coimbra
UW in Portugal

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison program in Coimbra, Portugal provides students the opportunity to attend the Portuguese Language and Culture program for international students at the Universidade de Coimbra as well as the option of directly enrolling in up to two regular Universidade de Coimbra courses.

Coimbra features many exquisite cathedrals, monasteries, parks, and gardens. The city is famous for its twisting streets, terraced houses, and fado music. With a population of approximately 100,000, Coimbra provides both an intimate and a stimulating environment in which to live and study. Coimbra is located in Portugal's Costa de Prata, "Silver Coast," which offers a variety of beautiful beaches, charming towns, unspoiled villages, monuments, temples, castles, palaces, and museums. Lisbon, Portugal's capital, is 125 miles south of Coimbra. It is a lively, international city with a population of about one and a half million, and offers a fascinating combination of the old and the new.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Strengthen language skills
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Observe Portuguese perspectives on academic disciplines