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The city of Oporto, built along the hillsides overlooking the mouth of the Douro River, is an outstanding urban landscape with a 2,000-year history. Its continuous growth, linked to the sea, can be seen in the many and varied monuments, from the cathedral with its Romanesque choir, to the neoclassical Stock Exchange and the typically Portuguese Manueline-style Church of Santa Clara.
You will be required to participate in one preparatory class before travelling to Portugal and one class upon return.
Please see Aztecs Abroad for program details.
March 28-April 4, 2015
This class is a two-week intensive study of international relations, human rights, and diplomacy. The core component will focus on understanding the European Union foreign and security policy, as well as analyzing the role of the EU in promoting respect for democracy, the rule of law and human rights as fundamental elements of its bilateral and multilateral external relations. As part of the course, there are several tours including visits to sites in and near Porto, Portugal, for example the six bridges and the city of Coimbra. These tours serve to broaden your understanding of Portuguese culture and society.
GEN S 450 International Relations, Human Rights, and Diplomacy: The European Approach (3 units)
ISCOR 450 International Relations, Human Rights, and Diplomacy: The European Approach (3 units)
Beyond the Classroom
The Catholic University of Portugal represents an academic community that contributes to the defense and development of the human person and their cultural heritage through research, teaching and service. It was established in 1967 by decree of the Holy See at the request of the Portuguese Bishop's conference and under Concordat Law. Since its foundation the Catholic University of Portugal has awarded degrees to more than 20,000 students.
The program offers three tours: the Five Bridges cruise, a winery tour and a visit to the city of Coimbra. The College of Extended Studies does not accept responsibility for any changes to program activities.
Housing and Meals
You will share a room and bathroom with one other student in a 3-star hotel. Two meals (breakfast and lunch) per day are included.
Included in the Fee
- Tuition for three units of SDSU resident credit
- Double occupancy accommodation
- Breakfast and lunch daily
- Academic program
- Cultural events
- International health insurance
- Pre-departure orientation
NOT Included in the Fee
- Personal expenses
Deposit (paid to CES)
Program Balance (paid to Convirgente)
January 15, 2015
Admission and Prerequisites
- Open to SDSU students, students at other colleges and universities and the general public.
- SDSU students must be in good academic standing.
- Minimum age to participate is 18.
All participants must complete a mandatory pre-departure orientation. Details will be sent after acceptance into the program.
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements as airfare is not included in the program price. In the event the program is cancelled, the College of Extended Studies does not accept responsibility for any airfare cancellation fees incurred.
Allen Greb, Ph.D., will accompany the group and serve as instructor of record for the program. For questions the academic program, please contact Dr. Greb at firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 594-3768.
Convirgente will arrange the in-country accommodations and activities. For questions about in-country activities, transportation, and accommodations, please contact Ana Gonçalves, Convirgente program coordinator at email@example.com or (858) 228-0283.
For questions about payments, registration, and insurance requirements please contact:
College of Extended Studies
Phone: (619) 594-0540