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Portugal

Dates

July 2 – July 20, 2019

Cost

$2,825 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Intermediate Portuguese, Recreation & Tourism

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The program is based on the campus of the Universidade do Minho in the city of Braga in northern Portugal.  Students who select the “Recreation and Tourism of Portugal” course will study how the municipality of Braga has made its outdoor recreational spaces into a vibrant part of the lives of its residents and attractions for visitors.  Field trips and excursions include nearby cities (Guimarães and Porto), a camping trip in the country’s largest national park, and following the Portuguese branch of the Camino de Santiago­­, one of Western Europe’s most visited outdoor cultural and natural attractions­­.

Students in the program’s Intermediate Portuguese course (which is designed so that high-intermediate students of Spanish comfortably may enroll as well) offer students an immersion experience in an increasingly important world language as well as a basic familiarity with the Portuguese roots of Lusophone cultures across the globe. Students will experience first-hand the cultural legacy of the period of globalization that began with the first Portuguese voyages to Asia, Africa, and the Americas.  Students in the Intermediate Portuguese course participate on all program excursions described above.

Language Requirement:  None for REC 480; taught in English. 12 hours of college-level Spanish of equivalent for MLNG 210; taught in Portuguese and Spanish.

Accommodations: Residence hall (dorm-style in city of Braga)

Orientation: Mandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

DirectorDr. Robert “Moses” Fritzrfritz2@murraystate.edu

Courses

All courses are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1 course.

MLNG 210 Intermediate Portuguese Conversation Abroad - Portuguese for Students of Spanish

Dr. Robert Fritz

Through a comparative study of Portuguese and Spanish grammar and vocabulary, students with at least 4 semesters of university-level Spanish instruction (or the equivalent) will establish basic communicative proficiency in spoken and written Portuguese in this interactive course focused on the practical application of the language in contemporary Portugal. The language of instruction primarily will be Portuguese, with Spanish employed as well.

REC 480 Topics: Recreation and Tourism in Portugal

Prof. Michael Gowen

This course is geared to students of Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality, Ecotourism, Sustainability, Exercise Science, and Wildlife Biology, and other related fields.  Students will study the principles and applications of rural tourism, interpretation and their respective roles in developing sustainable economies, while immersed in field experiences, site visits, and cultural experiences. A service learning experience will include working with Portuguese professionals to develop thematic, cross-cultural (possibly multi-lingual) programs and/or exhibits for natural & cultural heritage sites.  This course is taught in English.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Please speak to your home campus advisor or study abroad office for course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $2,825 + airfare

Earn up to 3 Credit Hours

Accommodations

Two meals per day

Airport transfers in Portugal

Braga Bus Pass

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your roundtrip airfare (approx. $1,500), textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), meals + personal expenses (approx. $600 minimum), and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

International Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,400 – $1,500

The KIIS Portugal program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Portugal with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati, Louisville or Nashville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to Lisbon, Portugal is overnight, arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Lisbon departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Description

Dates

July 2 – July 20, 2019

Cost

$2,825 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Intermediate Portuguese, Recreation & Tourism

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The program is based on the campus of the Universidade do Minho in the city of Braga in northern Portugal.  Students who select the “Recreation and Tourism of Portugal” course will study how the municipality of Braga has made its outdoor recreational spaces into a vibrant part of the lives of its residents and attractions for visitors.  Field trips and excursions include nearby cities (Guimarães and Porto), a camping trip in the country’s largest national park, and following the Portuguese branch of the Camino de Santiago­­, one of Western Europe’s most visited outdoor cultural and natural attractions­­.

Students in the program’s Intermediate Portuguese course (which is designed so that high-intermediate students of Spanish comfortably may enroll as well) offer students an immersion experience in an increasingly important world language as well as a basic familiarity with the Portuguese roots of Lusophone cultures across the globe. Students will experience first-hand the cultural legacy of the period of globalization that began with the first Portuguese voyages to Asia, Africa, and the Americas.  Students in the Intermediate Portuguese course participate on all program excursions described above.

Language Requirement:  None for REC 480; taught in English. 12 hours of college-level Spanish of equivalent for MLNG 210; taught in Portuguese and Spanish.

Accommodations: Residence hall (dorm-style in city of Braga)

Orientation: Mandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

DirectorDr. Robert “Moses” Fritzrfritz2@murraystate.edu

Courses

All courses are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1 course.

MLNG 210 Intermediate Portuguese Conversation Abroad - Portuguese for Students of Spanish

Dr. Robert Fritz

Through a comparative study of Portuguese and Spanish grammar and vocabulary, students with at least 4 semesters of university-level Spanish instruction (or the equivalent) will establish basic communicative proficiency in spoken and written Portuguese in this interactive course focused on the practical application of the language in contemporary Portugal. The language of instruction primarily will be Portuguese, with Spanish employed as well.

REC 480 Topics: Recreation and Tourism in Portugal

Prof. Michael Gowen

This course is geared to students of Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality, Ecotourism, Sustainability, Exercise Science, and Wildlife Biology, and other related fields.  Students will study the principles and applications of rural tourism, interpretation and their respective roles in developing sustainable economies, while immersed in field experiences, site visits, and cultural experiences. A service learning experience will include working with Portuguese professionals to develop thematic, cross-cultural (possibly multi-lingual) programs and/or exhibits for natural & cultural heritage sites.  This course is taught in English.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Please speak to your home campus advisor or study abroad office for course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $2,825 + airfare

Earn up to 3 Credit Hours

Accommodations

Two meals per day

Airport transfers in Portugal

Braga Bus Pass

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your roundtrip airfare (approx. $1,500), textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), meals + personal expenses (approx. $600 minimum), and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

International Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,400 – $1,500

The KIIS Portugal program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Portugal with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati, Louisville or Nashville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to Lisbon, Portugal is overnight, arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Lisbon departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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