Lisbon, Portugal

Starting Spring 2019

Spend a semester in Lisbon, Portugal, studying at the Catholic University of Portugal (Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, or UCP) in the Faculty (School) of Human Sciences, while paying only Kent State tuition.

Undergraduates in Kent State’s College of Communication and Information can take courses in English taught by UCP faculty members with deep expertise in social, cultural and organizational communication, photography, digital media production, marketing, public relations, advertising and journalism.

Graduate students can participate in the Global Scholar Exchange Program.

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Why Study Abroad in Lisbon?

  • Lisbon is a safe, welcoming city with charming neighborhoods, thriving shopping districts and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from the area’s beautiful beaches and historic coastal villages.
  • Its restaurants, cafes and bakeries offer some of Europe’s best seafood and pastries.
  • Lisbon is a stunning mosaic of European, Spanish and Moorish architecture and culture. Its location allows students opportunities for accessible travel to destinations like Spain, France and Morocco.



CCI Explore and UCP’s International Affairs Office will work with students to identify housing options consisting of off-campus flats in surrounding neighborhoods.


The application for Spring 2019 has now closed.


Program Duration

The spring semester program runs Feb. 4 to June 21, 2019. The Catholic University of Portugal is a private non-profit university that was established in 1967 in Lisbon, Portugal’s capital. The Faculty of Human Sciences houses both the undergraduate and graduate programs in communication and is an internationally recognized school focused on creativity, entrepreneurship and research. Its Master’s Program in Communication Studies ranks at #15 in Europe (and #1 in Portugal) according to Eduniversal.