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iX Summer Abroad is a unique 6-week program that combines a career-focused bootcamp with a hands-on internship in that field, all in an incredible city abroad.
Choose between our campuses in Lisbon, Portugal, or Cape Town, South Africa, and join students from around the U.S. accelerating their careers while exploring a new city.
Learn solutions-focused problem-solving & develop business models.
Session 1: May 28 - July 8
Session 2: July 9 - August 19
Early deadline: Sept 27
First 2 weeks
Learn the most current skills used in industry.
Taught online live by an expert in the field.
Small class sizes (max 30), allowing for more engagement.
Sets you up to create value in your internship.
Next 4 weeks
Guaranteed placement at a company abroad.
Apply your newly acquired skills to a real-world project.
Present your work often and receive feedback from managers.
Deliver a final presentation for your resume & portfolio.
Throughout the program
You are never alone during your iX journey.
Teaching Assistants are available daily to support you.
You have a dedicated Internship Coach at iX, guiding you through each step.
24/7 On-the-ground program staff.
End of program and ongoing
Upgrade your LinkedIn with your iX experience.
Letters of recommendation from iX staff and internship managers.
Career Workshops and ongoing support for career development.
Access the Alumni Networking Tool and connect with successful past students.
iX is designed to be your first step in a successful career.
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.
Live online course with 1 expert instructor & 2 TAs.
Daily internship support from instructors and iX staff.
Accommodation & excursions.
Modern co-working space and much more...
Schedule a call with an advisor.
Two sessions of our summer 2023 program will be available to choose from. The first session will run from May 28 - July 8, 2023, and the second session will run from July 9 - August 19, 2023.
Cape Town and Lisbon are two of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world, which is why they’re both host to our campuses. Cape Town offers access to endless hiking opportunities - including on the iconic Table Mountain - and the option to surf the waves of two different oceans, all just a stone's throw away from the student accommodation.
Lisbon gives visitors many rich cultural experiences, a deep history and sprawling beaches, while also offering the opportunity to bask in the warm Portuguese summer sun. No matter the type of experience you are looking for, book a call with an admissions consultant to find out which option is best for you.
We have a rigid health and safety briefing with all our students on day one of the program to ensure that everyone is well aware of the city and surroundings. Each of our host cities’ student accommodation is located within 3.1 miles of the nearest hospital, and with dedicated staff appointed to each campus, we are able to offer support 24/7. Visit our Health and Safety page for a detailed breakdown.
In both Cape Town and Lisbon, the student accommodation is a shared space so all of our students are able to connect with one another. We house 2-5 students per room, and room selection is on a first-come-first-serve basis. This means that students who commit to the program and pay their deposits early have first choice of rooming options.
Each city’s accommodation is paired with a co-working space (a short distance away), and is close to shops, transport routes and amenities. Students will be picked up from the airport on arrival and taken to check into the accommodation the Sunday prior to the program’s start date. Students will depart from the accommodation to the airport the Saturday after the program ends, and transport will also be arranged on this day. Note that early or late arrivals and/or departures will require your own transportation and additional accommodation arrangements.
Depending on the chosen city, you will have a very different packing list. Cape Town enters its winter between June and September, so it's best to pack warmer clothes; however, the South African winter is very mild compared to the US’s! Expect temperatures of 55°F at worst during the day. Cape Town's weather is notorious for changing in a heartbeat, so make sure to pack a few items for warmer conditions.
Lisbon, on the other hand, will be in its summer during the program, so it is best to pack for a hot climate - and don’t forget your sunscreen! For both locations, you will need to pack swimwear/beachwear as well as outdoor clothing, as you will be going on many adventures in both cities. Also include one or two smart-casual options for meetings with your internship manager.
As we’ve seen in previous years, it can definitely get overwhelming having to attend class and complete internship projects while trying to take in and explore a new city. But don’t worry! iX organises many optional events throughout every week for you to experience the best of each city, but it will be up to you to balance which events you attend and which days you will reserve for your learning experience.
We always offer round-the-clock support to students who are struggling with the course work or workload, and our in-city staff members are dedicated to ensuring you get the most out of your experience with iX.