In this Intercultura-AFS website page you will be able to find some materials to support your AFS experience in Portugal! Download the documents and enjoy your intercultural learning journey!
The AFS Student Learning Journey shows the exact moments (touch points) before, during and after your exchange experience when AFS intervenes through messages, activities, projects and reflection opportunities to help you reach the AFS Educational Goals.
|AFS Programs 2018/2019||Arrival in Portugal||Departure Camp||Departure for your country|
|Trimester||7 September 2018||1 to 2 December 2018||6 December 2018|
|Semester||7 September 2018||23 to 24 February 2019||24 February 2019|
|Annual||7 September 2018||29 to 30 June 2019||30 June 2019|
|Semester||18 January 2019||29 to 30 June 2019||30 June 2019|
Know more about AFS methods, educational goals and how these combine to support your intercultural learning experience in Portugal AFS Educational Methodology and Goals.
Learn more about Portugal’s culture, Portuguese people and the AFS Program in Portugal by reading our orientation manual Welcome to Portugal but also the wise words of real AFS’ers who were hosted in Portugal, they wrote these letters specially for you – Will I Survive in Portugal?!
Find out about practical information, contacts, rules, etc so you can have a smooth beginning once you arrive in our country – Practical information September 2018
Once you have finished reading these manuals and materials you can start your Orientations for AFS Students:
#1 Learning Orientation for AFS Students
#2 Learning Orientation for AFS Students
#3 Learning Orientation for AFS Students and Host Families
Don’t forget to scroll down to check the Portuguese Learning Materials.
Activities for Students and Host Families
Here you can find 5 activities that you can do with your host family throughout your experience and that can help, support and boost the learning experience for both. Your host family has also received them in Portuguese and we will remind you regularly to do them. These activities can help you start a conversation, learn more about your host family, discover more about yourself and your origin family, compare and reflect about cultural differences.
Language Learning Portuguese for Portugal
Language learning has to be ongoing and you can start training your Portuguese right now! You can find some materials here to help you familiarize with hearing, understanding, speaking, reading and writing in Portuguese.
Use the AFS Portuguese Language Manual together with the audio files you can download below in English, German and Spanish to start learning basic vocabulary.
You can also use this exercise book from Ciberescola da Língua Portuguesa – Manual Ciberescola.
AFS Portuguese audio lessons: