Discover Lisbon, the edge of Europe.

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Study, explore and work in a country once thought to be the edge of the known world. Stay with fellow iXers at a central location in the vibrant city. Visit museums and galleries, surf the Atlantic swell, and experience the famed cuisine of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

"I love Lisbon! iX allowed me to become familiar with this unique, growing city. Lisbon is still very local and I truly felt like I got to know the culture and history of this city. Also, it is a reasonable place to study with inexpensive food, walkability, beautiful beaches, and many people speak English."

Carolyn Melvin
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University of Michigan | iX ’19

You've never had experiences like this.

Your program fee includes incredible experiences that will fully immerse you in the city's nature and culture.
Jerónimos Monastery

This World Heritage Site is an incredible example of European Gothic architecture, characterized as it is by elaborate sculptural details and marine motifs.

Portuguese cuisine tour

Taste your way through all the delicacies Portugal has to offer, from their famous pastelaria and doçaria conventual, there’s no end to their gastronomic wonders.

Sintra & Arrábida

Home to beautiful palaces and castles, each painted a different color of the rainbow, Sintra and the surrounding Arrábida National Park is not to be missed.

Surfing at Cascais

Surf the Atlantic swell in Cascais, home to sun, sea, sand, and beachfront cafes for miles. Whether you’re beginner or a pro, these are waves worth riding.

*Please note activities may change depending on weather & availability.

What to look forward to after class.

We encourage you to explore beyond the included excursions. There’s so much to see and do!

Built where the River Targus meets the sea, Lisbon is a beautiful place to surf, snorkel or just kick back and enjoy a sunset cruise with your new friends.


Pasteis de nata and delicious Portuguese coffee should start each morning, as bacalhau and sardinhas asadas will dominate your dinners.


Discover the magic that is Portuguese culture through their incredible architecture, wonderful food, and friendly residents.


This walkable city will draw you into its tiled, cobbled alleys, encouraging you to explore the many parks and walkways outside of class.

Take a tour of your new home.

Our world-class operations will keep you safe while abroad, so you can focus on exploring.


  • Dorm-style living. Gender-specific rooms shared by up to four students.

  • All rooms have free WiFi, lockable storage, and bedding,

  • Access to a communal kitchen. (Please note the iX program fee does not include meals, but you will have easy access to shops and restaurants for self-catering).

Co-working space

  • Flexible, beautifully designed workspaces.

  • WiFi & air conditioning.

  • Close to accommodation.

Health & safety

  • Rigorous Covid safety measures, including enhanced cleaning and sanitization.

  • iX emergency assistance staff on-call 24/7.

  • Comprehensive health and safety briefing upon arrival.

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Student safety & success is our #1 priority.

We've upgraded our protocols to be fully COVID-compliant.
Our global operations team takes a data-driven approach to measure every aspect of our service, from accommodation incidents to health and safety responses.

We thoroughly vet every housing and excursion provider we partner with to ensure compliance with international study abroad safety and quality standards. Our in-house legal team creates standardized contracts that protect iXperience and our students.

Services we provide

  • Trained iX staff on-the-ground are available for health and safety assistance 24/7, from the moment students land to when they leave.

  • Our accommodation and excursions partners adhere to strict COVID protocols, and we follow all location-specific COVID regulations.

  • For the protection of all students, we provide an anonymous Whistleblower hotline, managed through a third party, as well as comprehensive protection under US Title iX legislation.

  • Transport from the airport to the accommodation.

See for yourself how iX works 24/7 to keep students healthy and safe.

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