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Portugal & England Harry Potter Maymester

Pack your fastest broom and travel with us between the worlds of Portugal and England, muggle and magic, as we trace J.K. Rowling's inspirations for the beloved Harry Potter franchise. Led by Dr. Nicole Fisk, an expert on British literature and young adult fiction, students will trek between Lisbon, Sintra, Porto and London, spotting wizardly cultural details and film locations along the way. All Houses are welcome!


Apply now! The application will remain open until November 24th at 11:59pm.

Program Overview

  • Duration: May 11th-24th, 2021
  • Course listing: ENGL 282 - "Fantastic Fiction and Where to Find It"
  • Course credit: 3 hours, AIU requirement
  • Program Leaders: Dr. Nicole Fisk, David DeWeil


  • Portuguese cooking class
  • Guided, historic castle tours
  • Metro and bus access for in-city exploration
  • Tour of the University of Porto
  • Harry Potter-themed tours of Porto and London, including film sites and other "magical" points of interest
  • Day trip to Stonehenge, Bath, and Lacock in England


Program fee: $3,235 -$3,504 depending on how many students enroll (includes all in-country transportation, lodging, excursions, breakfasts and 3 dinners including a cooking class).

Other costs: Lunch, most dinners, round trip airfare, insurance abroad ($30), Education Abroad Office application fee ($150), 3 credit hours of tuition (~$1,500), passport, and personal spending.

Information Sessions

These are a great chance to meet your program leaders, learn about the application process and more of what to expect from the program. Please visit our calendar to view upcoming sessions for this coming fall semester. Attendance is not mandatory in order to apply!


Contact Us

If you have further questions about this opportunity, feel free to email David DeWeil.

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