Instituto Superior Técnico

Área Internacional

ATHENS In

NEXT SESSION: 11-17 MARCH 2017

Courses

  • IST3: Operational Research
  • IST6: e-lab – Remotely controlled physics laboratories
  • IST10: Plasma Science and Technology
  • IST13: From School Memories to a School Architecture Manifesto. Unfolding Lisbon’s School Architecture paradigm

Programme

The students are expected to arrive on Friday, 10th March.

Saturday, 11th March

9h45 – Registration (Main Building, Alameda Campus)

10h00 – Welcome Session (room GA2, Main Building)

12h00 – Lunch

13h00 – Lisbon Sightseeing

19h30 – Welcome Dinner

Sunday, 12th March

9h00-18h30 – Sightseeing

Monday, 13th March to Friday, 17th March

9h00-17h00 – Classes

Housing

Housing has been booked (and must be paid in full) for 8 nights, from Friday 10th March to Saturday 18th March (if you have not requested housing, please ignore this section). Students can choose between the two housing options (subject to availability). The sooner you contact the hostels, the higher your chance of staying in a room that meets your choice.

Room types (subject to availability):

  • 2-bed room: 21,00€/night per person (breakfast included)
  • 3-bed room: 19,00€/night per person (breakfast included)

NOTE: The students are required to contact the hotel directly by e-mail to hotelcapital.net@gmail.com to confirm their room preference.

Address:
Av. Elias Garcia, 87
1050-097 Lisboa
Tel.: (+351) 217 930 165

Room types (subject to availability):

  • 4-bed room: 17,50€/night per person (breakfast included)
  • 6-bed room: 15,50€/night per person (breakfast included)
  • 8-bed room: 13,50€/night per person (breakfast included)

NOTE: The students are required to contact the hostel directly by e-mail to lisbon@hans-brinker.com to confirm their room preference.

Address:
Rua Pedro Nunes, 10
1050-171 Lisboa
Tel.: (+351) 213 153 101

How to arrive at Hotel Capital from the Lisbon airport

Upon arrival in Lisbon, students can take the Metro to the city centre. The easiest way to reach the hotel from the Lisbon airport is to take the Metro’s Red Line at Aeroporto station, change to the Yellow line at Saldanha station and get off at Campo Pequeno station. The hostel is 5 minutes walking from the Metro station.

How to arrive at Hans Brinker Hostel from the Lisbon airport

Upon arrival in Lisbon, students can take the Metro to the city centre. The easiest way to reach the hotel from the Lisbon airport is to take the Metro’s Red Line at Aeroporto station, change to the Yellow line at Saldanha station and get off at Picoas station. The hostel is 3 minutes walking from the Metro station.

Hotel Capital and Hans Brinker Hostel are within walking distance to IST (10 minutes).

Costs

The estimated cost for attending the courses in Lisbon is 260€ (includes housing, meals, local transportation and the cultural programme).

European Dimension Activities (cultural programme)

Visits to Lisbon’s most popular attractions. The students will have the opportunity to visit the historical references of the past as well as the modern cultural highlights of the city. The EDA fee in Lisbon is 70€ (includes all activities, bus transportation and guides, lunch+dinner on Saturday 11th March and lunch on Sunday 12th March.

Note: Attendance is mandatory for all students.

Travel

Lisbon is easily reachable by plane. Several national and low-cost airlines fly daily to Lisbon airport (airport code LIS) from many metropolitan capitals. The airport is located 7 km from the city centre.

Useful Information

Lisbon Guide

Lisbon is a small city with quaint cobblestone streets, mosaic sidewalks and rolling hills. The Alfama quarter, which is the oldest, still retains its medieval feel although Lisbon is more than a reminiscence of the past.

Visitors can stroll through narrow streets to small romantic restaurants or Art Nouveau cafés, enjoy a scenic ride on an antique wooden streetcar, or take a steep ride up to Bairro Alto in a turn-of-the-century street elevator. Must-see sites include Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery, and the extraordinary Calouste Gulbenkian Museum.

Location

Lisbon is the capital city and largest city of Portugal.

Climate

Lisbon has a mild weather, winters are never too cold and summers are always moderately hot. Lightweight clothing is suitable from June to September. A topcoat and umbrella are advisable for autumn and winter.

Electricity

The electricity voltage is 220 volts.

Water

It is perfectly safe to drink tap water in private homes and in public places.

Contacts

Silvia Santos (ATHENS Local Coordinator)

Tel: + 351 218 419 545

Miguel Silveiro (Student Mobility)

Tel: + 351 218 417 554