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I found the languages classes (Portuguese and English) very useful. The Portuguese classes were fundamental to begin the learning of the language. All the lecturers have been really kind and available to help me solve my problems.

Alessandro Vanzelli- Universidade de Parma, Itália

A Portuguese course for foreigners was organized letting us integrate in the community with a better knowledge of a new language. On the other hand, Erasmus students could learn more about the host country, beyond the content of regular courses.

Andrés Medina – Universidade de Sevilha, Espanha

I had a great time while I was in Porto, everybody was very helpful and nice. All the teachers were flexible and understood us, even if we don’t speak the same language! I really miss a lot the school and the atmosphere it provided me. I learned a lot about Portuguese people and their life, and through this, about myself. Thanks a lot!

Kinga Karacsonyi – Kodolanyi Janos Foisskola, Budapeste, Hungria

The connection between students and teachers was not so formal that was something I really enjoyed. The time during classes wasn’t boring and actually was quite fun. I’m sure my Portuguese is now much better.

Lina Simeonova- Varna Free University, Bulgária

I really appreciated that at the University it was possible to attend International Semester. Classes were interesting and in small international group, we were given the opportunity to get to know a lot about different countries, their economy and culture. Working with people from abroad I could better see advantages and disadvantages of the system, which I obtain in the country I normally live. Teachers are open-minded and nice, what created favorable conditions for work and study.

Marta Rak- Universidade de Varsóvia, Polónia

I really liked the international dinner. I learned about traditional meals and drinks of Portugal. I also enjoyed studying Portuguese language and the excursions of Portuguese art and culture.

Valentas Matusevicius- Universidade de Ciências Aplicadas de Vilnius, Lituânia

The atmosphere in the international office was very friendly. Erasmus students were always welcome. I had lessons of Portuguese which made my life in Portugal easier and much more interesting – I found lots of friends thanks to that! The process of studies is very well organized here.

Katsiaryna Kushleeyeva, curso de Conservação e Restauro, SMS, European Humanities University, Vilnius, Lituânia
The introduction meeting at the beginning of the semester helped to join the Erasmus community and encourage participating in next activities and events. The newsletter sent by UPT helped to find interesting events in local society. Grzegorz Czerwinski, curso de Economia SMS, University of Wroclaw, Polónia
Time in Porto was really good, they were the most fulfilled 4 months that I ever had, I explored so many places in Porto and Portugal as well. Studies here were also interesting and Universidade Portucalense is really a great university. Obrigada! Santa Sperlina, curso de Economia SMS, BA School of Business and Finance, Riga, Letónia

Welcome session for 2014/2015 International Students, September 2014


Welcome session for 2013/2014 International Students, with International Aperitif, February 2014 


Welcome session for 2013/2014 International Students, with International Aperitif, September 2013


Welcome session for 2012/2013 International Students, with International Aperitif, February 2013


End of semester international diner, 30th November 2012


Welcome session for 2012/2013 International Students, with International Aperitif, September 2012


At Sant Jordi’s day, on 23rd April 2012, always celebrated in Catalonia, Spain. This was organized by Catalan students at a class of Portuguese. According to tradition, boys gave roses to girls and girls wrote to boys the titles or excerpts of the books of their lives, (because giving a book would be too expensive!) A book by Fernando Pessoa.was randomly attributed and Xavi was the lucky one.


End of semester international diner, 30th November 2011


Mariel Friedkes (Madrid, Spain) and her UPT Buddy Mariana Portugal


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