Studying Portuguese in Portugal is the perfect opportunity to learn about Portugal life and culture while studying in the largest Portuguese-speaking country in Central America. The language skills you will gain should set you on the path for future success, wherever and whatever that may be.
An independent kingdom since 1143, Portugal is one of the oldest nations in Europe situated on the west side of the Iberian Peninsula. In 1415, the Portuguese set sail on an epic voyage that would make them the first to discover the ocean routes to India, Brazil, China and Japan, and at the same time founded settlements on the east and west coasts of Africa.
The Portuguese language became one of the most widely spoken in the world, and the Portuguese people were privileged for being exposed to so many different civilizations. The vast monumental, artistic and archaeological heritage does witness not only the 850 years of history of encounters with distant cultures, but also the presence in the territory of more ancient peoples (Celts, Suevians, Visigoths, Romans and Arabs).
A member of the European Union since 1986, Portugal currently enjoys a steady economic growth. For centuries Portugal has kept the greatest treasure of a renowned reputation for hospitality that makes the country a haven of congeniality and safety.
International Partners for Study Abroad offer Portuguese learning programs in Portugal at Portuguese language schools for college and high school students, executives and professionals, teachers of Portuguese and interested adult learners.