High School Exchange in Portugal (English native speakers only)

High School Exchange in Portugal (English native speakers only)
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Study in Europe to improve your Portuguese in Portugal by participating in this high school exchange.

This country has charming places with a lot of cultural richness and quality of life. A lifestyle quite similar to that of Latin America. You will live with a Portuguese host family during the school year

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  • study abroad Portugal
  • age from 15 to 18 years old
  • Language Portuguese
  • dates September to June
  • length Academic Year
  • price from 5990 EUR

Be an exchange student in Portugal

Your Exchange Program in Portugal with Nacel International:
Exchange students interested in discovering Portugal and the Portuguese culture will no doubt enjoy their High School year in this country. Portuguese ranks currently as the 6th most widely spoken language in the world! Exchange students will attend classes in a local public secondary school and be hosted by a nice and caring Portuguese host family. Apply for a High School in Portugal!

What should I expect from my exchange year in Portugal?

The Portuguese educational system consists of 12 years of schooling before higher education. Secondary schools consist of years 10, 11 and 12. After the 9th grade, students have to choose a certain area of studies (general courses and technical/vocational courses). Each area of studies includes different subjects, some of which are compulsory for each area of studies (Philosophy, Physical Education, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Personal and Social Development).

Study Abroad in Portugal

Most exchange students enrolled in this exchange program in Portugal interested in other extracurricular activities, such as sports, take them outside of school. Exchange students will be invited to attend two weekends with local Portuguese students. They may also be invited for other informal events such as dinners or evenings out organized by the local coordinator.

Graduation is not possible during your experience in a High School in Portugal. Attending classes is practically the only activity that takes place in Portuguese public schools. Most students interested in other activities, such as Sports, have to take them outside of school. Students will be invited to attend two weekends with local Portuguese students. They may also be invited for other informal events such as dinners or evenings out organized by the local coordinator.


Study abroad in Portugal and live with a host family, providing full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner). 


High School exchange in Portugal

* Price in Euros per participant. 

Not included : Application Fees (65 EUR)

Price includes

  • Administration fees
  • Host school placement and school books
  • Orientation on arrival
  • Host family accommodation with half board on weekdays and full board on weekends
  • Airport pick up and transfer on arrival and departure (except domestic transfer from Lisbon)
  • Support, assistance and 24 hour emergency phone number during the whole program

Price does not include

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance (luggage lost, flight delay etc.)
  • Visa, passport and medical exam fees
  • Extra activities organized by the school and others
  • Field trips, extra school fees if any, school lunches, school books (300 EUR), transportation to school (30 EUR/month), school uniforms in private schools, art material
  • Extra language courses (except for courses provided by the school)
  • Personal expenses and pocket money
  • Medical, Liability and Emergency Repatriation Insurance
Apply at least 5 months before arrival.

Exchange students must be interviewed in their home country before being accepted for a High School exchange in Portugal.
A minimum of one year of Portuguese study and good academic results are required. 

Please note that this program is available for English native speakers only.


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