The USA-Portugal Campus initiative results from the combined efforts of the Portuguese National Erasmus+ Education and Training Agency (ANE+), the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), and the Portuguese Fulbright Commission.
Together, and with the assistance of a diverse array of institutional partners in both countries, they have created a strategy for bringing the USA and Portugal closer together in terms of academic mobility, giving greater visibility to Portugal in the USA as a destination for US-based students.
Simultaneously, our goal is to reinforce and expand on the community know-how of administrative staff working on internationalization at all levels of Portugal’s higher education institutions (HEIs) in what concerns their ability to access the US study abroad market.
This working group builds on Portugal’s governmental initiative Study & Research in Portugal, which has been featured in various international conferences and fairs – including the NAFSA – Annual Conference and Expo. In this way the USA-Portugal Campus initiative seeks to further develop the “Study & Research in Portugal” brand in the USA.
The objectives of USA-Portugal Campus are linked to the larger Study & Research in Portugal project – an initiative promoted by the Portuguese government to attract more students and researchers to Portuguese institutions.
Study & Research in Portugal aims to support the internationalization of the national science, technology and higher education systems and to ensure that they align with the country’s ongoing public policies for foreign direct investment and trade, mobility, language, heritage and culture, cooperation with third countries and participation in multilateral organizations.
USA-Portugal Campus arises as a joint effort to promote and boost Study & Research in Portugal as a more well-known brand in the field of education in the United States of America.