UC Davis Summer Abroad


Status: Confirmed and Open

Info Session: 4/6/17, 12pm, International Center 3131 (Facebook Event)

Portugal—Hidden Gem

Porto, Portugal

Arrive Date: July 2, 2017    End Date: July 29, 2017

Program Overview

With a rich history and beautiful beaches and countryside, Portugal is an overlooked gem that is quietly emerging as a “go to” destination. The program will be based at Porto, a friendly city with a pleasant coastal climate that will serve as our jumping-off point for an exploration of Portuguese culture, literature, and society. Coursework will be complemented by guest talks, museum and gallery visits, and long weekend trips to Lisbon, Portuguese wine country, the Atlantic coast, and the rolling hills of the Alentejo region. Learn about one of Europe’s most fascinating cultures while eating delicious food, trying local pastries, listening to fado, and sipping an espresso! No knowledge of Portuguese is necessary.

InstructorsLeopoldo Bernucci & Robert Patrick Newcomb

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  24

Program CoordinatorGreg Gundersen


Portuguese (POR) 161The Hidden Gem: Portuguese Literature and Culture (4 units)

Portuguese (POR) 198Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP)

Program Highlights
  • Porto is historically and visually impressive. It's safe and cosmopolitan, with a pleasant coastal climate.
  • Knowledge of Portuguese not required; "Survival" Portuguese will be offered.
  • Portugal is very affordable. Our program includes several long weekend trips, and provides excellent value.
  • Housed at the University of Porto, a leading European university.
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