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If you want to study in the United States
Are you thinking about the possibility of studying in the United States? To learn more about this topic please click on the title above.
You may also visit the Fulbright Commission in Portugal or directly the Fulbright Information Center where you may find in detail all the possibilities to study in the U.S.
Following is a brief view about different options of education based on your personal interests and objectives:
- Undergraduate Education in the U.S.
The undergraduate education system explained: information on types of institutions, degrees, liberal arts, schedules, and grading.
- Graduate Study in the U.S.
Graduate education in the United States will almost certainly be different from the system offered in your country. This section gives you an introduction to the graduate degrees available in the United States, the different types of institutions that exist, and some key terms and ideas you will come across if you want to study at a U.S. university.
- Short-term Study
Provides information on University exchange programs, non-degree or “special student” study, and summer session study that offer the opportunity to spend a summer, a semester, or an academic year at a university in the United States without enrolling in a degree program.
For information on pre-departure orientations, you may contact the Fulbright Information Center at http://www.fulbright.pt
Additional links around this topic:
- Sources of Predeparture Help and Information
- Predeparture Planning
- Traveling to and Arriving in the U.S.
- Finding Housing
- Publications and Bibliography
- Glossary of Terms
High School Exchanges
Every year thousands of second level students go to the U.S. to spend three, five or ten months at – mostly public – high schools. Most programs are designed for pupils between the ages of 15 and 18. Pupils live with an American host family and thereby experience life in America and the people of American from a very special perspective.
There are two ways of organizing a high school exchange: going through an exchange organization or organizing it yourself.
Exchange through an Organization
The following are some organizations which organize exchanges :
- ASSE – International Student Exchange Programs
- AFS Intercultural Programs Inc.
- Council on International Educational Exchange
- Council on Standards for International Educational Travel
- U.S. Department of State
- MultiWay – Portugal