Affordable Study and Work Placement in Portugal

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Portugal: Lisbon

Length of Position: 2 months


Paid Jobs programme combines a Portuguese course (3 weeks minimum) in Faro, or Lisbon with job placement following the course in Lisbon, Madeira, Algarve, etc. You won't get rich, but you will earn enough to cover basic expenses.

Your Language skill is an important factor in achieving a quality placement, since it will affect your communication with work colleagues, and your effectiveness in handling certain tasks in a foreign language. You do not have to be fluent to start the program but you are required to be at the Upper Intermediate level when you begin the Work Placement Phase of the program. You will participate in a 3-weeks Refresher course.

You'll work in a hospitality or retail business. Positions include: kitchen assistant, room maid, waiter/waitress, bartender, reception, laundry personnel, animator, maintenance staff, general assistant, restaurant employee, etc.

The position offered is likely to be influenced by the applicant's knowledge of Portuguese, previous professional experience, and academic level. Participants may occupy jobs in different departments

Paid Job Placement: From 2 months


** PAYMENT PLAN options available for qualified applicants **

Special Offers:

- 20% discount off tuition cost for 65 days early booking.

- 10% off lodging for 8+ weeks stay in Flat share.

- 15% off tuition cost for registration completion before Jan 31st for Spring programs

- 15% off tuition cost for registration completion before April 30th for Summer programs


April - November


Program open to nationals from: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, South Korea, Holy See, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Republic Of Croatia, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, U.S.A, Hong Kong (SAR), Macao (EAR) and citizens of The European Union (Belgium, France,Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania)

Age range: 18 - 35

Minimum Education

High School

Job Types

  • Admin (Hospitality, Sports)
  • Admin (Recreation, Parks)
  • Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality
  • Tourism


  • Portuguese

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching

  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact for Program Cost.


Minimum wage: 200 - 400 Euro depending on company and previous work experience.

Experience Required


This Program is open to

Asian, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European and American Participants.

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 5+

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Letters of Reference
  • Written Application