Lisbon

7th Sept - 5th Oct (1 month)

Europe's Gateway

Lisbon, the city of seven hills, and once the seat of the most powerful and far reaching nation in the world. It's a city that's steeped in a rich history, and is in-fact the second oldest capital city in Europe. Lisbon has firmly established itself as the nomad capital of Europe. People who can call anywhere home, have chosen Lisbon, and for good reason. Sunsets by the river, weekends at the coast, and coffee breaks on the cobblestone streets. Lisbon has everything you'd expect form a European capital and so much more.

Key Program Info

Program Location:
Lisbon, Portugal
Program Dates:
7th Sept - 5th Oct (1 month)
Program fees:
$2,450
Monthly living costs:
$1,018
Airport code:
LIS

What to expect from a month in Lisbon

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Catch a Sunset

As the ‘City of 7 Hills’, you know they’ll be some great miradouros (“viewpoints”) for some breathtaking scenery and epic sunsets. Miraduoro de Santa Catarina is the most popular of them all, offering one of the best views of the famous 25th of April Bridge and Christo Rei monument. But if you want to escape the crowds, head to Panoramic of Monsanto, a viewpoint that has been a warehouse, nightclub and office building in its past life. Now, it’s one of the best places to get a 360° view of the city.

Wander cobblestone streets

Wandering the calçada (cobblestones) around central Lisbon is a worthy way to spend many an afternoon. There is such a rich history in this city and so many museums, churches, and monuments to tell it. Take a walking tour through Alfama, Lisbon's oldest Bairro and learn about the origins of the city. Wander down to Belém and taste the unique and mouth watering pastel de nata. Save your legs for once and take the number 28 tram through the heart of the city. Wander through Principe Real and grab yourself an espresso with the locals in a picturesque Jardin. These are how lazy days in Europe should be spent!

Fairytale Sintra

Between the technicolour castles, moss-covered ancient wells and ominous forest, Sintra looks like something out of a dark fairytale. But it’s all just a 30-minute train ride from Lisbon. Follow in the footsteps of many artists, filmmakers and even the Portuguese royal family who take their escape to the colourful fantasy and get inspired.

Weekends in Europe

One the joys of life in Europe is how accessible the rest of the region is. From Lisbon you can catch a flight to Barcelona, Paris, Rome, and London, all for less than $100 return. While you're over here, it would be rude not to tick at least one off the bucket list right?!

Cool off in the Atlantic

Need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life? Catch the train to the Atlantic coast. The Portuguese coastline is a surfers paradise, hosting world class surf events from Peniche to Nazare. If you're around at the right time of year you can see the best surfers on the planet in action. Or simply catch a surf lesson at the weekend! It's only a 20 minute drive to the waves from central Lisbon.

What to expect from a month in Lisbon

🌇 🏄 🏛️ 🏰 ⛪ 🏖️ 🥘 🛫 🏙️ 🛬

Catch a Sunset

As the ‘City of 7 Hills’, you know they’ll be some great miradouros (“viewpoints”) for some breathtaking scenery and epic sunsets. Miraduoro de Santa Catarina is the most popular of them all, offering one of the best views of the famous 25th of April Bridge and Christo Rei monument. But if you want to escape the crowds, head to Panoramic of Monsanto, a viewpoint that has been a warehouse, nightclub and office building in its past life. Now, it’s one of the best places to get a 360° view of the city.

Wander cobblestone streets

Wandering the calçada (cobblestones) around central Lisbon is a worthy way to spend many an afternoon. There is such a rich history in this city and so many museums, churches, and monuments to tell it. Take a walking tour through Alfama, Lisbon's oldest Bairro and learn about the origins of the city. Wander down to Belém and taste the unique and mouth watering pastel de nata. Save your legs for once and take the number 28 tram through the heart of the city. Wander through Principe Real and grab yourself an espresso with the locals in a picturesque Jardin. These are how lazy days in Europe should be spent!

Fairytale Sintra

Between the technicolour castles, moss-covered ancient wells and ominous forest, Sintra looks like something out of a dark fairytale. But it’s all just a 30-minute train ride from Lisbon. Follow in the footsteps of many artists, filmmakers and even the Portuguese royal family who take their escape to the colourful fantasy and get inspired.

Weekends in Europe

One the joys of life in Europe is how accessible the rest of the region is. From Lisbon you can catch a flight to Barcelona, Paris, Rome, and London, all for less than $100 return. While you're over here, it would be rude not to tick at least one off the bucket list right?!

Cool off in the Atlantic

Need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life? Catch the train to the Atlantic coast. The Portuguese coastline is a surfers paradise, hosting world class surf events from Peniche to Nazare. If you're around at the right time of year you can see the best surfers on the planet in action. Or simply catch a surf lesson at the weekend! It's only a 20 minute drive to the waves from central Lisbon.

Program Fees

$2,450

Ends 1st June

$2,700

Ends 6th July

$2,700

Ends 6th July

$2,950

Ends 10th August

$2,950

Ends 10th August

What's Included?

Accommodation & study space

When combining online classes with world travel, it's vitally important that you have your own space to recharge and relax. That's why each Edumad on our programs always has their own private room.

You will also have access to a study space with super fast internet and comfortable seating and desks. Perfect for keeping on top of your online classes!

Community

You'll be living, learning and exploring alongside a handpicked group of like-minded individuals.

All participants of our programs must be taking online classes. Most are taking classes towards a degree, but not all.

90% of Edumads are 18-25 years old, with the average age being 22.

24/7 in person support

Our Program Coordinators live alongside participants for the duration of the program. They are available 24 hours a day to assist in any situation.

Beyond the Coordinators themselves, Edumadic has an extensive support network of local suppliers, agents, and advisors in each location, accumulated from both previous time on programs in that region and the personal travel experiences of all Edumadic staff.

Location guides & maps

We provide you with our own personalized maps and location guides with information collated from all our past programs as well as our own personal exploration.

We also provide a briefing on arrival, sharing with you the most important information, particularly around safety and navigating the neighborhood you will be calling home.

Organization of trips and events

The Edumadic team are on hand to organise various trips and events throughout the program.

Typically this means daily activities in the area that we live, weekly day trips to tourist hotspots, and bi-weekly overnight excursions to exciting sights and experiences that are a bit further afield.

Volunteering opportunities

In each destination you will have the opportunity to volunteer in the local environment and giveback to the community that hosts our programs.

The opportunities vary depending on the location and season, but most often they involve animal welfare, the environment, and teaching english.

Airport transfer on arrival

Landing in a new country can be stressful, and is the time that you're most vulnerable to scams. We will pick you up from the airport to make sure your time abroad starts without a hitch.

Transfers from our accommodation back to the airport are not included in program fees but we will assist in organizing this for you.

A life changing experience

If you believe our past Edumads, joining one of our programs is probably going to change your life!

What's Not Included?

Classes

The online classes you plan to take while on an Edumadic program are not included in the program fees unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Ultimately it is each Edumad's responsibility to ensure they are enrolled in classes appropriate for taking while on a program. However, we can offer guidance on what type of classes and course-load is suitable for a program.

We have also collected the best online courses for college credit on the internet in our Course Catalog. These courses are all very well suited for combining with world travel.

Flights

Your initial flight from your home to the start of the program, and from the end of the program back home, are not included in the program fees.

We offer flight booking support upon request, and can assist in planning transfers between back to back programs.

Spending Money

Participants need to bring money to cover their living costs on the program.

Estimated living costs are listed above in the "Key Program Info" section. It includes allowance for food, drink, entertainment and all typical activities and excursions that are enjoyed in that location.

Travel Insurance

All our participants are required to acquire appropriate travel insurance for the duration of programs they attend.

Due to the long term nature of our programs your home insurance is unlikely to be appropriate.

We are happy to suggest insurance providers designed for participants of programs such as ours.

Visas

Edumads are responsible for their own visa to be granted entry into the country.

Most programs run in countries where there is no pre-planning required to enter the country. Visas are issued at immigration as you go through the airport, or are not required at all. Sometimes a small fee is charged.

We will inform you of the visa requirements for the program you choose to attend, but ultimately it is your responsibility to ensure you are eligible to enter the country where your program runs.

Securing Your Place

Step 1: Complete the application

  1. Fill out the application form
  2. Book your interview

It is required that all participants of Edumadic programs are studying online. Most are taking online classes towards a degree, but you are allowed to be taking unaccredited classes.

If you would like to earn college credit online while on the program, but aren't currently enrolled anywhere, or your university doesn't offer suitable online classes, let us know. There are many organizations that offer affordable, online courses for college credit that anybody can enroll in. We can help you pick one that's a good fit for your circumstances.

Step 2: Pay your deposit

  • $600 to secure your place.

Step 3: Pay remaining fees

  • The remaining fees for the program will be due 8 weeks before the start of the program.

COVID booking terms

  • You are able to defer your attendance to a future program (within 18 months of the original booking) for any reason if notice is given before remaining fees are due.
  • If COVID related restrictions are put in place that make it impossible for us to run the program, a full refund of all fees paid will be available up to 30 days before the start of the program.
  • If there are less than 30 days before the start of the program and COVID related restrictions are put in place which make it impossible for us to run the program, 50% of all fees paid will be refunded, and the remaining 50% can be used against a future program (within 18 months of the original booking).

If you have any questions about this program or anything else Edumadic related, feel free to email us at info@edumadic.com. We'd be happy to hear from you!