Orientation Week

11th - 17th september 2017

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Help and Support

When you arrive, you'll be assigned a Mentor (a Portuguese student from Técnico) that will help you during your stay!

Great Venue

Lisbon is an amazing city and we're thrilled to welcome you! Come and explore all these beautiful places!

Get Connected

You'll get the chance to know the different students' associations at Técnico and even collaborate with them!

Let's Party

Get to know the Portuguese nightlife in Lisbon's finest clubs and enjoy it along with all the other mobility students!

Get Involved, Get In Touch and Join Us!The Orientation Week is an ideal opportunity to get to know Técnico and Lisbon!

Find Your Day

During this week, the Reception Days are divided by degrees so all incoming international students are encouraged to come according to their course’s day so they can meet new classmates.

Reception Days

During this week, the Student Support Unit (NAPE) and the Mobility and International Cooperation Office (NMCI) will welcome you to Técnico!

The staff from the Mobility and International Cooperation Office will be available to help you during this week, namely give you information about the registration for the Portuguese course, meetings with the course coordinators and also changes to your study plan.

Also, the staff from the Student Support Unit will be available to help you with any problem you may have during your first days in Lisbon (e.g. help with the courses registration and timetable, finding a room/flat, etc.)

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 2:00 to 4:30 pm

Thursday: 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Mentoring Programme

Implemented with the support of older students (Mentors) who welcome and support new students (Mentees) in order to facilitate their integration.

You'll be assigned a Mentor that will be available to help you during your entire stay at Lisbon - don't hesitate to contact him/her whenever you need!

Campus Quest

Get to know the Alameda Campus along with your Mentor and new colleagues. You'll be welcomed by some of the student associations in our Faculty. You will find both cultural and sports associations here, as well as other student societies, which can offer you lots of activities to do during this semester/year.

Get Together

Get to know your new colleagues while enjoying some snacks! Also take this opportunity to talk a little bit more with some of our students associations.

Welcome Session

On the Welcome Session you’ll be officially welcomed by the Vice-President of the International Area, the Mobility and International Cooperation Office, the NAPE Team and the Portuguese Police (PSP). This is an enrollment celebratory event for new international students, so you are all highly encouraged to participate.

Flashing Moment

After the Welcome Session, all new incoming students and Técnico staff will move to the front of the Main Building and take a group picture!

Departments' Guided Tours

There will be guided tours to Técnico's laboratories and research facilities. Don't miss the opportunity of visiting your course's department, along with your course coordinator and collegues!

Sunset Party

An evening to remember! Join us in a Sunset Party right inside our University campus. Make sure you exchange the Sunset Party Card that comes in your OWeek Pack so you can get 2 drinks and 1 bifana!

Técnico Welcome Ceremony

The Official Welcome Ceremony for all the students studying in Técnico for the first time! This event is not only for international students but also for our Portuguese freshmen.

This is going to be a day full of interesting activities you will not want to miss. Enjoy the free meal that’s in your OWeek Pack in one of the street food trucks.


First time in Lisbon? No worries, we have planned the perfect activity to enrich your first experience here! In collaboration with our Mentors, we'll take you to some of the most emblematic and historic places of our beautiful city, while daring you to do lots of fun challenges!

Complete all the challenges and get ready for some awesome prizes.

Welcome Dinner

An "All you can drink!" dinner that will take place at Restaurante Real Fábrica, a very beautiful place where you'll get to taste some traditional food.

Since you guys are a lot we will have to make two shifts for the dinner:

First shift: 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Second shift: 9:30 to 11:30 pm

Up All Night at Lisboa Rio by ELL

Have you heard about Lisbon's nightlife? After the Welcome Dinner, we'll go to the Lisboa Rio nightclub! Situated near Cais do Sodré metro station, it's the guarantee of a great night!

Surf Day by ELL

Have you ever tried surfing before? Well, if not, here's your chance to have a surf lesson and learn how!

A day full of sports and fun at Costa da Caparica or Carcavelos. This activity is also a great opportunity to know some of Portugal's most famous beaches so bring your towel, your bathing suit and plenty of energy!

Meeting Point: Técnico Lisboa - Alameda Campus

Sintra Trip

We are going to visit one of the most beautiful and historic villages in Portugal: Sintra! With its rippling mountains, dewy forests thick with ferns and lichen, exotic gardens and glittering palaces, Sintra is like a page torn from a fairy tale.

It is well-known as a romantic village, awesome enough to be considered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

During this trip you will taste some of the best pastries Sintra has to offer. You will also have the opportunity to visit Cabo da Roca (the westernmost point of continental Europe) and Praia do Guincho (one of the finest beaches of the Lisbon region).

Meeting Point: Técnico Lisboa - Alameda Campus

Belém Tour

Located at the mouth of the Tejo River, Belém is a part of Lisbon that contains many of Portugal's distinctive buildings and landmarks! We are going to see some really nice monuments such as:

Cristo Rei: located in the other margin of the river, the sanctuary of Christ the King is a catholic monument dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ. It was inspired by the Christ Redeemer statue of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil.

Church of Mosteiro dos Jerónimos: this Portuguese monastery is the highpoint of Manueline Architecture, a striking architectural style based on the Portuguese Age of Discoveries. It was also considered one of the 7 wonders of Portugal and UNESCO's World Heritage.

Padrão dos Descobrimentos: a monument that celebrates the Portuguese Age of Discoveries, has one of the best views over Lisbon and the Tagus River.

Meeting Point: Técnico Lisboa - Alameda Campus

Bohemian Tour by ELL

Get to know the history details of this amazing city you’ll be living in by joining us for a walk through the bohemian side of Lisbon!

This tour will include a specialised guide and some portuguese delicacies for you to taste. We’ll end the afternoon on the Pink Street at Espumantaria where you will have the opportunity to try different wines and cheese.

Meeting Point: Rossio Square (metro station)

EXTRA - Boat Party by ELL

Sunset... Boat... Music... Party... River... City view… What more can you ask for?
If you enjoy a good party, you can't miss the chance to live an amazing 5-hour party inside of a true Portuguese caravel sailing through the calm waters of Tejo River. Come and enjoy the sunset with us, you won't regret it!

There will be snacks and drinks at a friendly price and 2 drinks included in your ticket.

Meeting Point: Cais do Sodré (metro station)

Culture Clash Workshop

Are you having trouble with Fénix? Do you want to master the art of managing this platform? If so, join us for this informal event specially created for you!

Find out all the tricks about the Fénix system and solve any issues with your classes schedule or Study Plan. If possible, bring your laptop and follow the workshop! We will also give you some tips that will help you adapt to Lisbon and the Portuguese culture.

We will have two different shifts in order to fit your classes schedule:

Morning shift: 11 AM - 1 PM
Afternoon shift: 3 PM - 5 PM

Join us, ask questions and have fun!

Orientation Week Poster


Our TeamMeet the team behind the OWeek 2017/18 Fall Semester!


Packs and Pre-registration Dont' wait any longer! Pre-register now! :)

Orientation Week Pack

40 €

Sunset Party
(2 drinks & 1 bifana)
Técnico Welcome Ceremony
(meal at Street Food trucks)
Welcome Dinner
all you can drink!
Up all night
@Lisboa Rio
Bohemian Tour or
Surf Day or
Sintra Trip or
Belém Tour
(Limited seats available in each activity)

Boat Party by ELL

20 €

Boat Party @Tejo River
2 Free drinks Included!

Student Support Unit - NAPE

Instituto Superior Técnico, Alameda Campus

Avenida Rovisco Pais, 1, 1049-001 Lisboa

(+351) 218 417 251


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