Learn more about the O’Neill in Portugal program

June 2- June 29, 2024


E482/E582/V482/V582 – Sustainable Development in Practice (3cr.)

Program Director: Daniel Preston

This four week course focuses on theoretical approaches and applied strategies for sustainable development. It first anchors students in the academic literature and debates around the concept of sustainable development and the most effective ways to advance prosperity without compromising the needs of future generations. This includes reviewing both competing and complementary theories made by leading scholars focused on advancing human development. It then moves into modules involving efforts at the national, regional, municipal and community/grass roots levels as well as approaches taken in rural versus urban communities. These would also involve layering in topical areas such as governance, civil society, finance, health, education, agriculture, industrialization, trade, urban planning, infrastructure, renewable energy, and the arts.

IU Bloomington Undergrads: See how this course counts towards your major/minor at O'Neill here.

Students will be housed in shared apartments designed for students in central Lisbon conveniently located near public transportation for travel to ISEG and other site visits/meeting spots in Lisbon. All students will have their own bed. The apartments have multiple bedrooms and bathrooms in each unit as well as a kitchen. Rooms in the apartments would have up to three beds. Other amenities include wifi, television, elevator and washing machine.

Note: Your IU Bloomington Bursar account will be charged two amounts for participation in this O’Neill International program:

  1. O’Neill International program fee (two payments)
  2. IU Bloomington Tuition

For a full breakdown of costs, see the Portugal fee sheet.

2024 O’Neill in Portugal Program Fee:$3,500

The program fee will be charged to your Bursar account in two installments:

1. A $550 non-refundable pre-payment shortly after you confirm your participation in the program

2. The remaining program fee balance will be charged in March, due in April

The program fee for this program includes:

  • Lodging
  • Medical insurance
  • Cultural excursions
  • Course specific excursions
  • Metro card with unlimited use within Lisbon

Flights are not included in the program fee


IU Bloomington Tuition – 3 credits 

The tuition cost for this O’Neill International program is based on IU Bloomington tuition. The cost of tuition you pay will vary based on your student status and the number of credit hours you take in Portugal. For more information on the cost of summer tuition, please contact IU Student Central.

Additional Costs

You will need to pay for your flight to Lisbon, transportation to and from the airport, food, and other incidentals.


The O’Neill International Summer Scholarship/Fellowship is available to help O’Neill students from IUB and IUPUI study abroad. Please visit our scholarship page for eligibility requirements and application deadlines. 

Other scholarships are available on a competitive basis.

O’Neill in Portugal is open to undergraduate (sophomore+) and graduate students from any IU campus. Undergraduates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Graduate students must be in good academic standing.

During the application period (December 1- February 7) an "Apply Now" button will be available at the top of this page. You will need to submit the online application by 11:59 p.m. on February 7. 

Detailed application instructions

If you have any issues throughout the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the O'Neill International Office, 812-855-7568, oio@indiana.edu.

“Traveling- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

—Ibn Battuta