Orientation Week

10th - 16th september 2018

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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!

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.)

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.

Monday to Wednesday: 2:30 to 4:30 pm

Thursday: 2:00 to 4:30 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 who will be available to help you during your entire stay in 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 School. 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 Ceremony

On the Welcome Ceremony 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.

Flash 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.

Welcome Party

The Official Welcome Party 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.

The perfect opportunity to get to know the relaxed side of Técnico, well known by its BBQ. Don’t forget to pass by NAPE’s stand where we’ll have a bunch of surprises waiting for you.

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)


First time in Lisbon? No worries, we have planned the perfect activity to enrich your 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 @A Voz do Operário

An "All you can drink!" dinner that will take place at A Voz do Operário restaurant, a very beautiful place where you'll get to taste some traditional food.

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 Carcavelos. This activity is also a great opportunity to know one of Portugal's most famous beaches so bring your towel, your bathing suit and plenty of energy!

Meeting Point: Cais do Sodré - Train Station

Sintra Trip

We are going to visit one of the most beautiful and historical 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 Quinta da Regaleira, an amazing garden filled with magic and mystery, 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

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)

Beach Day

Discover the other side of the Tagus river in the Beach Day. The main focus is obvious: relax and spend some quality time in Praia dos Galapinhos, a beach ranked among the Best Beaches in Europe!

But of course, this activity has way more to it! You will get to know Cristo Rei, a catholic monument similar to brazilian Christ the Redeemer with the best view over Lisbon, Cabo Espichel, where you will experience the magnificence of the portuguese coastline, and the amazing Serra da Arrábida.

Meeting Point: Técnico Lisboa - Alameda Campus

Pub Crawl

Get to know Bairro Alto, the main nightlife spot in Lisbon, with streets filled with bars and life almost every night.

You will visit some of the main bars in the neighbourhood, while enjoying some free drinks and learning some great tips!

Meeting Point: Praça Luís de Camões

Orientation Week Poster


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Orientation Week Pack

40 €

Welcome Dinner
all you can drink!
Up all night
Bohemian Tour or
Surf Day or
Beach Day or
Sintra Trip
(Limited seats available in each activity)
Pub Crawl
Drinks included!
Boat Party by ELL - 20 € extra
2 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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