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

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.

Activity 1 – Starting Life as a Family

Activity 2 – Cultural and Family Heritage

Activity 3 – Values and Behavior

Activity 4 – Non-Verbal-Communication

Activity 5 – Communication Styles and the Concept of Time

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:

1. Introductory music

2. Introduction (portuguese)

3. Introduction (german)

4. Introduction (english)

5. Introduction (spanish)

6. Presentation of contents (english)

7. Presentation of contents (german)

8. Presentation of contents (spanish)

9. Portuguese language in the world (english)

10. Portuguese language in the world (german)

11. Portuguese language in the world (spanish)

12. Portuguese language in the world (portuguese)

13. Point 1 The Portuguese Alphabet

14. Point 2 The basic words in Portuguese that you need to know

15. Point 3 Compliments

16. Point 4 The Family

17. Point 5 People

18. Point 6 The body

19. Point 7 Time

20. Point 8 Numbers

21. Point 9 The Hours

22. Point 10 The colors

23. Point 11 The House

24. Point 12 Food of the day

25. Point 13 The School

26. Point 14 The buildings of the city

27. Point 15 Transportation

28. Um dia do estudante Manuel

29. Sex

30. Conclusion (english)

31. Conclusion (german)

32. Conclusion (spanish)

33. Conclusion (portuguese)

34. Final music

35. Extra music