The Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) was launched by the Luso-American Foundation (FLAD) on October 7, 2014. SiPN seeks to provide a flexible study abroad program in Portugal for U.S. students. The program provides semester and summer-long study options, as well as internships.
Speaking at the presentation, Ambassador Robert A. Sherman, emphasized that “The program supports one of the Embassy’s top priorities, the promotion of bilateral educational exchanges between the U.S. and Portugal. Students who return home after studying abroad bring a greater appreciation for the country in which they studied, speak the language better than any diplomat, and most importantly bring personal and economic ties that will stay with them throughout their careers.” The program “aims to put Portugal more squarely on the study abroad radar of undergraduates from the U.S. and beyond” Michael Baum, Director of the Program, adding “with SiPN, students can study abroad and graduate on time for no more than what a typical semester living on campus at a state school in the U.S. costs.”