Study Abroad in Lisbon, Portugal 2020


A limited number of $1000 scholarships are available.  To apply, email your resume and a one page essay highlighting your qualifications and interest in the program to Shorouq Almallah:

EIA Portugal 2019 Highlights

EIA Portugal 2019 Highlights

Study abroad in Lisbon, Portugal with European Innovation Academy (EIA)!

A program ideal for students interested in entrepreneurship and innovation!

GVSU students join other students from around the world to create a start-up venture in Italy during 3 weeks during the summer.

  • Students earn 3 credit hours, as transfer credit from Politecnico di Torino as either MGT 499 or ENT 350
  • Course also fulfills one Issues course & Global Perspectives 
  • Business students may apply for a Seidman Study Abroad scholarship, on myScholarships
  • Other scholarships and grants are available through the Padnos International Center.
  • Take another 3 credit spring class, and qualify for financial aid!
  • Designed for all students, ideal for those in business, engineering, and computing & information systems

For more information on EIA, please visit:

Application Deadline:

February 1, 2020

Questions? Contact:

Shorouq Almallah, Director for The Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation 
(616) 331-7256


EIA Industry Partners & Mentors

EIA Industry Partners

Who should apply?
GVSU undergraduate students who:

  • Have a passion for entrepreneurship, and a drive for innovation  
  • Have tenacity and dedication to achieving course learning objectives  
  • Are willing to work on a multicultural team   
  • Have basic knowledge of Lean Startups   
  • Have tolerance and adaptability to cultural diversity 

Expected Student Profile:

Students from all majors are welcome, with a particular emphasis on those with an  entrepreneurial, IT, software engineering, marketing, or other business background.  Each team has five students.  Each team will have the following disciplines:

  • Software, mobile or web development 
  • Design-UI/UX design
  • Digital marketing and growth hacking
  • Various Business fields  
  • Scientist & Other  

General Information

GVSU Students July 2018

European Innovation Academy 2019

Host & Dates

• Transcript from: Nova University


Summer 2020 (4 weeks):

1 week: One week conducted online prior to start of the program

3 weeks: July 12-31, 2020 in Portugal



Program Highlights

• Turn an idea into a start-up in 3 weeks

• Participate in interdisciplinary teams with top talent from around the world. This is an amazing networking opportunity for students.

• Work with mentors from companies such as: Google, Daimler, Peabody, Amazon, Airbnb, Santander, and more.

• 650 participants, 100 nationalities!


*Fulfills (1) Issues course & Global Perspectives 

• Students will earn a total of 3 transfer credits from Nova University in Portugal. Students can choose to receive either MGT 499 or ENT 350 credit.

Program Fees

Program fee:  €1,699 Euro 
1,699 Euro  =  Approx $1900 USD

What’s Included?

· Tuition

· 3 credits

· On-site coaching


Other fees:

$3800+ (varies based on individual choices and spending)
Students are responsible to purchase the following expenses directly: 

· Airfare: $1200 - $1,500

. Housing for three weeks: $800-$1000 

· Meals:  $600-$800

· ISIC card:  $28

· Passport/Visa:  $145

· Personal Expenses: $500

· IS 380 course fee ($84—paid to GVSU)

How do I pay for study abroad?

• Students can use financial aid, scholarships, grants, personal funds and alternative loans to fund study abroad.  

For more information on funding, visit:

Housing (coming soon!)

EIA Final Day 2018

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Eligibility & Application

Wondering if you are an eligible participant?

• Open to all majors.  Students must have a 2.5 GPA.

To apply for this study abroad opportunity:

• Apply online at: (Apply as a non-GVSU program)

EIA Portugal 2019 - Aftermovie

EIA Portugal 2019 - Aftermovie


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