Low-cost Study and Work Placement in Portugal
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Low-cost Study and Work Placement in Portugal

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Portugal: Lisbon

Program Summary

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, ...


  • Administrative
  • Hospitality
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Tourism

Year(s) Offered

2018,2019,2020,2021,Year Round

Age Requirement

Age Requirement Varies

Participation Guidelines

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

Cost in USD per week

Less than $100

Salary & Compensation

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

Language Skills Required

  • English

Experience Required



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

Application Procedures

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

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