10th - 17th february 2020

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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!


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 Thursday: 9:30 am to 12:30 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 get in touch whenever you need!

Get Together

Have a break and get some snacks, while meeting your new colleagues and other Mentors!

Flash Moment

Before the Welcome Session, all new incoming students and Técnico staff take a group picture in front of the Main Building!

Welcome Ceremony

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

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.

Portuguese Lunch

Join us on a small tasting event where you'll get to experience some of the most traditional dishes from our Country!

We'll have some surprises and games to test your knowledge about Portugal.

Portugal Rally

This peddy-paper will let you know a more about Portuguese History and, at the same time, you can get to know the Alameda campus! After this rally, it will be impossible for you to get lost.

Welcome Dinner

A dinner with the company of the best people, in the heart of Lisbon. Join us and meet other mobility students, with great food and drinks.

Up All Night

Have you heard about Lisbon's nightlife? After the Welcome Dinner, we'll go to one of the best nightclub! Situated near Cais do Sodré metro station, it's the guarantee of a great night!
Also, during all week, you will be able to have free entry at nightclubs in the following nights:

11th, Tuesday - Music Box
12th, Wednesday - Rive Rouge
13th, Thursday - Urban Beach
14th, Friday - Lust in Rio
15th, Saturday - Lisboa Rio

Culture Clash

This workshop will be very helpful for you to get to know the Portuguese culture and to learn more about Fénix, our Técnico online platform. If you are having troubles, bring your laptop and join us!

City Rally

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.

Surf Lesson

Have you ever tried surfng before? Well, if not, here's your chance to have a surf lesson and learn how! This activity is also a great opportunity to get to know one of Portugal's most famous beaches: Carcavelos! 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.

You will have the opportunity to visit Palácio Nacional da Pena, an amazing garden filled with magic and mystery, and Palácio Nacional de Sintra, a thousand-year old moor palace filled with history.

Meeting Point: Roma-Areeiro Train Station

Discoveries Tour

Get to know one of the most iconic areas of our city and some of the most imponent monuments of our country. During this tour, you'll get to see the magestic Cristo Rei, which will give you an amazing view from the south side of the river, the Belém Tower and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos. Also, know more about Belém and its monuments, with a walking guided tour ending with a great Pastel de Belém on top of MAAT museum.

Meeting Point: Técnico Alameda Campus (Roundabout)

Welcome BBQ

Sunday, all paths lead to Técnico so you can finish our day together in the most traditional way!
To celebrate your arrival, we present you the Welcome BBQ. We'll have drinks, hot dogs, the famous bifanas, and lots of entertainment for you. Bring your friends, you cannot miss this!


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

Pack and Pre-registration Don't wait any longer! Pre-register now! 😄

Orientation Week Pack

40 €

Culture Clash
City Rally
Portugal Rally
Portuguese Lunch
Welcome Dinner (all you can drink!)
Discoveries Tour
Surf Lesson
Sintra Trip
(Limited seats available in each activity)
Up All Night
PubCrawl (Drinks included!)

Orientation Week in videoStill not convinced? Just let our video speak for itself and be amazed by what you'll be experiencing!

Our TeamMeet the team behind the Orientation Week 2019/20 Spring Semester!


Student Support Unit - NAPE

Instituto Superior Técnico, Alameda Campus

Avenida Rovisco Pais, 1, 1049-001 Lisboa

(+351) 218 417 251

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