A view of an ancient gateway in Portugal.

Our extensive experience in the field of international language education has enabled us to establish a trustworthy network of partners in around the world.

Our close relationship with our Portuguese partner school means that as you immerse yourself in your international group Portuguese classes or explore the diverse cultural experiences in the different Portuguese-speaking cities, we’re there in the background, ensuring your journey goes smoothly and ready to lend a helping hand if you have any concerns.

How it works

Once we receive your inquiry, we’ll initiate the conversation through email. Through this channel, we’ll gain insights into your objectives, accommodation preferences, desired educational environment, leisure interests, and the environment you envision for the city of your choice. We will also ask for any clarification we may need to better assist you.

After our email exchange, we’ll introduce you to our partner school, who will take over and provide you with all the intricate details of the program, including the creation of your personalized itinerary. If you’re uncertain about your choice, we can offer multiple options to cater to your preferences.

Pronto? Time to choose where you’d like to go…

Portuguese Abroad Options

Portuguese in Portugal

A panoramic view of Sintra, Portugal and the sweeping expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.

Portugal is an excellent choice for a language travel experience. Study Portuguese abroad in one of two exciting Portuguese locations.

Learning a language abroad

We want to help you with this because it’s a big deal! Learning Portuguese in another country is a major step that can feel overwhelming. Our trusted partner schools have everything well-organized. They can meet you at the airport, take you to your accommodations, and show you how to get from where you live to where you’ll be studying.

You might end up using local buses to get to school, or perhaps you will be walking distance to your school – it all depends on where you choose to stay. You can stay in an apartment, or if you’re feeling adventurous, with a host family who mainly speaks Portuguese! We strongly recommend that you do that to get the most out of your language learning experience. But don’t stress, these host families have years of experience welcoming people from different countries. They understand how you might be feeling, and they’ll be there to support you and help with any Portuguese language challenges along the way.

Our partner schools offering Portuguese Abroad

ILI has cultivated relationships with many schools around the world. The schools we’ve decided to partner with follow a teaching approach similar to how we conduct classes at our school in Northampton, MA.

Our partners offer Intensive Portuguese courses, Private One-on-One, Online Portuguese, Portuguese + Activity (ie. surfing, professional internship or volunteering). You may choose to study only in the mornings and then have the afternoon free to explore on your own and join group activities. Most of the schools have a minimum of one week classes. This means you can combine your next vacation with some language learning experience to start learning Portuguese.

Course fees to Study Portuguese Abroad

Prices vary depending on the type of course you choose, length of stay, accommodation, transportation to and from the airport and additional tours that you may want to add.

“I very much enjoyed the school, the classes and the experiences. I couldn’t ask for more: it was the best part of being here.”


Got a Question?

See if our frequently asked questions answer what’s on your mind…

Selected FAQs

Yes. Many of our partners offer Language + Activity type of courses. Here are some example courses: Spanish and cooking; French and wine tasting; Italian and fashion; Portuguese and surfing and many more combinations.

Some of our partner schools have campuses in different ciites and allow students to spend part of their time in one location and continue their studies in another one as they follow the same curriculum.

We are accredited by the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) and have created great partnerships with other small language schools around the world.

We have sent students to a number of schools and in exchange we receive a commission on the student’s tuition for the recommendation at no extra cost to you. We put this money towards our Free English Program for Immigrants and Refugees. This helps close the gap on funding we receive from the state of Massachusetts and what the program actually costs to run.

Most of our partner schools have a minimum of one week requirement for their language travel program so you can go for a week or more!

Most of our partners offer homestay, shared or studio apartments options.

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What to do next

  1. Explore our Portuguese program options and choose the one that suits you best
  2. Inquire about your chosen destination in Portugal
  3. A language travel advisor will contact you with more information and options

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Other ways to learn

Group Portuguese Lessons Online

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Our Group Portuguese lessons take place online and you can access classes from anywhere in the world. The days and times depend on your level.

Private Portuguese Lessons

ILI teacher, Beth, giving a Portuguese lesson.

Our Private Portuguese lessons allow you to shape your learning around your busy life. You choose the times, days and topics – we’ll do the rest!

The ILI Promise

At ILI, we believe that all our actions should stem from grace and loving kindness.

Portrait of Caroline Gear - Executive Director
  • We operate as an equal opportunity organization.
  • We nurture relationships beyond the classroom.
  • We are committed to providing the highest quality language instruction and teacher training.
  • We promote intercultural understanding and celebrate the diversity in our local communities.
  • We work collaboratively to build and sustain the communities we serve.
  • We believe in life-changing teaching and learning.