We know arriving in Lisbon might be scary. In fact, that's part of the whole Exchange experience right? However, and luckily enough for you, Nova Students' Union is here to make your integration in Lisbon as smooth as possible. That is why, as part of one of the most global-facing schools in Europe, we take pride in our Buddy Program, in which every interested Exchange student is allocated a local with the right motivation and availability to show him around town and make sure that you never feel feel lost in your new home.
Sign up to the program by hitting the 'Erasmus' button and filling in the survey. We will be happy to get in touch as soon as we find the best Buddy out there for you!
Lisbon has an extensive and developed public transport network (bus, metro and train), even though there are some arguments regarding their schedules and reliability. Neither way, you'll be able to get your transportation card as soon as you get to Lisbon, and for as much as 40€ per month, have access to all urban public transportation network.
When it comes to housing options, most students opt for shared apartments in either accessible and cheap neighbourhoods (e.g. Sete Rios, Arroios and Campolide), very close to school (e.g. Bairro Azul and São Sebastião), or just by the nightlife hubs (e.g. Alfama, Cais do Sodré and Bairro Alto). In the section above, you may find some solutions by our partners at Uniplaces.
Also known as the city of the seven hills, and stting atop the Tagus River, Lisbon is a city of mystique, where old meets modern, and home to an increasingly relevant entrepreneurship hub.
By studying in Lisbon, you'll experience the best of the Mediterranean culture, with a laid-back culture, great nightlife and awesome food.
Nova School of Business and Economics is the most well-ranked Economics and Management school in Portugal, and among the best in Europe according to the Financial Times Ranking. The triple-crown school, and representative of the CEMS network in Portugal, is also a 5 Palmes School by Eduniversal and its programs are among the best ranked internationally.
The Tandem Programme provides the possibility for two people to meet and share mutual language practice.
For example, a French person learning portuguese could form a partnership with a Portuguese learning french. They can meet and spend half the time talking in French and half in Portuguese, taking turns correcting each other's grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.