If you are enrolled in a University or College from North America, you may come and study for a semester, a year or a summer course at the University of the Azores (UAc), or do full-time (300 hours) or part-time (150 hours) internships in the Azores, as a SiPN student, as long as your university/college has a signed agreement with the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) for this purpose.

SiPN (Study in Portugal Network) is a study abroad program fully designed for North-American students. It is managed by the non-profit FLAD, with the support from the Portuguese Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the US Embassy in Portugal and the Fulbright Commission in Portugal. Learn more about this program here.

In summer 2017 the UAc offers you summer programs and full-time or part-time internships.


Summer Courses are taught either by faculty from the University of the Azores or by faculty from American Universities in colaboration with local faculty.

See Summer Courses available in the table bellow. Learn more about each course by pressing each title.

Portuguese Language – beginner (A1) **June 12 to July 1
Portuguese Language – intermediate (B1) **June 12 to July 1
Azorean Literature, History and Culture * (limited spots available)June 12 to July 1
Geological Hazards (limited spots available)June 3 to 18
Natural History of the Azores Islands * (limited spots available)June 12 to July 3

* Can be combined with a Portuguese Language course or part-time intership.
** Can be combined with a part-time intership.

Course duration: 42 hours (combines classes, field work and guided tours to the Island of S. Miguel).

Each course offers you 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) / 3 US credits.


Summer internships take place in a company/institution located in the Archipelago of the Azores. Supervision is done both by the company/institution and University of the Azores, according to the general program available here.

Full-time internships take 300 hours, part-time internships take 150 hours and can be combined with a summer course.

Check the available internships below.

CIVISA – Center for Sismo-vulcanic Vigilance and Information

Simbiente Açores

Environmental Engineering and Management

Futurismo, Azores Adventures

Environmental Engineering and Management

Futurismo, Azores Adventures

Computer Programming, Web Designer, Web Developer

Bensaude Hotels

Receptionist and Customer Service

Bensaude Hotels

Receptionist and Customer Service


Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.

Good academic standing at home institution

Minimum B1 level in Spanish/English for summer courses. Language requirements for internships are established by each company/institution.

Students must be currently enrolled in an accredited university/college in the USA

Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors (rising sophomores may apply); Graduate students may also apply for coursework relevant to their level

Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa (Summer program students don’t need a visa, more information provided post-acceptance)


You must apply to SiPN here. Follow FLAD’s instructions.

Each year FLAD establishes the application deadlines for each program.

  • Summer – Information soon
  • Fall – Information soon
  • Spring – Information soon

Applications for scholarships to study at the UAc are due in January/February or September/ October. You must apply here.


Tuition and fees are due to FLAD, according to the study or internship program you wish to take and the commodities you require. During your stay, FLAD provides you with all sorts of support and commodities.

There are scholarships available specifically for this program in the Azores.

Find out more about it here.