Orientation Week

11th - 17th february 2019

Get in Touch! Survival Guide Pre-Arrival Form!

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 meet your new colleagues, establish new friendships with whom you'll memories that you'll probably never forget!

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 NMCI 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 NAPE will help you with any problem you may have during your first days in Lisbon (e.g. 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 their new classmates.

Monday to Thursday: 9:30 am to 12:00 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 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.

Taguspark Welcome Session

On Thursday, all the students which are going to spend the semester at Taguspark campus are invited to attend the Welcome Session. You will have a guided tour and be welcomed by the staff and Mentors.

The shuttle bus will leave the Alameda Campus at 13h10.

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

Culture Clash - Life Hacks of Living Abroad

This workshop will be extremely helpful for you to get to know the Portuguese culture and for you to learn more about the Fénix system. If you are having troubles fixing your schedule, bring your laptop and join us!

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 and the NAPE Team. This is an enrollment celebratory event for new international students, so you are all highly encouraged to participate.

Flash Moment

After the Welcome Caremony, 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.

Portuguese Evening

Join us on a small tasting event where you'll get to experience some of the most traditional dishes from our Country. During the event we'll have some surprises and games to test your knowledge about Portugal

Up All Night @ Lisboa Rio by "I Love Reggaeton"

Have you heard about Lisbon's nightlife? We offer you a free entrance at the Lisboa Rio nightclub! Situated near Cais do Sodré metro station, for an "I Love Reaggeton Party" it's the guarantee of a great night!

Meeting Point: Lisboa Rio


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 at Real Fábrica

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

Up All Night Round 2!!

The night in Lisbon never ends with the dinner. That is why we offer you a second night out. it's the guarantee of a great night!

Surf Lesson

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 Hours: 1st shift: 10:00 am; 2nd shift: 1:00 pm

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.

Meeting Point: Técnico Lisboa - Alameda Campus

Belém & Cristo Rei Tour

Get to know one of the most iconic areas of our city and some of the most imponent monnuments of our country. During this tour you'll get to visit the magestic Cristo Rei, which will give an amazing view from the south side of the river, the Belém Tower and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos .

After that you will have the oportunity to visit the gigantic Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, a monastery built in the 15th century which became cultural reference point that has attracted artists, chroniclers and travellers in the course of its five centuries of existence.

At the end of the day we will offer you a taste of one of our main pastries, the Pastel de Belém, which has a recipe that is one of the best kept secrets in our country until nowadays.

Meeting Point: Técnico Lisboa - Alameda Campus

Lisbon ExperinceCheck out what Tom, an old Erasmus student from Técnico Lisboa, had to say about his experience in our amazing city

We have prepared an amazing survival guide with everything you need to know about our wonderful city

Last EditionSee this video and get an idea of what you can expect during this unforgettable week

Our TeamMeet the team behind the OWeek 2018/19 Spring Semester!


Check out the Orientation Week Pack! Dont' wait any longer! Fill the pre-Arrival Form now! :)

Orientation Week Pack

40 €

Portuguese Evening
Portuguese traditional dinner
Welcome Dinner
all you can drink!
Up all night
Belém & Cristo Rei Tour or
Surf Lesson or
Sintra Trip
(Limited seats available in each activity)
Pub Crawl
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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