Faro is the administrative center of the Algarve province. This city, with 42,000 inhabitants, is located in the south of Portugal. At the 70s, its coast was one of the most popular in Europe, as the beaches and the climate of the Algarve are simply wonderful. From the border between Spain and Faro, sandy beaches form small islands, access to which is possible by footbridges and boats. The city is home to the University of Algarve, a seaport, a marina, a railway station and a bus station. You can even use car rental Faro Airport and look over the city in an unhurried manner.
Faro is the venue for major motorcycle racing competitions. In addition, an annual student festival of the University of Algarve is held here – this is one of the biggest events in the life of the city. Faro is hospitable, many foreign students are attending lessons and courses at universities and schools of Faro. Here are three different educational Institutions of the city, which are able to awoken your interest in studying in Faro.
Location: Largo Doutor Francisco Sá Carneiro, 8000-151 Faro, Portugal
The pioneering spirit of ETIC, based on “know-how-doing”, led to the opening of this prestigious school in the south of the country, in the city of Portimão, in response to a great demand for quality training in the areas of creative industries in this region.
After four years of experience in the city of Barlavento, the School of Innovation and Creation of the Algarve relocated to the city of Faro, for more effective response to the audience in terms of space, affordability and location. The new headquarter of the school offers a photo studio, a video studio, an editing room, and three rooms, with about 600m 2, where it is possible to build various installations. In addition, there are computers with 16 workstations each, a theoretical room, lounge space, library space and a resource center. This school is functioning as a training center for the students of Portugal and other counties.
The ETIC thus reinforces its position in the south of Portugal, as their trainings aimed for the creative industry, preparing students to the real work market, covering the areas of Communication, Design, Photography, Sound, Video and Web. The school was founded May 19, 1991.
TECHNICAL COURSES (2 years term):
Communication and Multimedia Design
Movies & TV
(1 year term):
Illustration for the New Media
Image and Lighting Operator
Video Post-Production and Graphics
Digital Marketing & Social Media
Web & Responsive Design
Music Production and Creation
Universidade do Algarve UAlg
Location: Estrada da Penha, Faro, 8005-139, Portugal
The University of Algarve is a center for the creation, collecting and exchanging of culture and humanistic, artistic, scientific and technological knowledge, contributing to the cultural and scientific promotion of society. The center is operating with an aim to improve its capacity to respond to social, scientific and technological changes, to develop communities, particularly in the Algarve region, for promotion and consolidation of such values like freedom and citizenship.
It was founded 11 December 1979. To adopt an exclusively university profile, from 1989 on, it integrated to the Polytechnic Institute of Faro. In this new format, the University of Algarve has multiplied its training skills, its scientific research capabilities and its knowledge transfer potential.
The University of Algarve offers its students six different scientific areas:
Arts, Communication and Heritage;
Health Sciences and Technologies;
Engineering and Technology;
Social Sciences and Education;
Earth, Sea and Environment Sciences and Economics;
Management and Tourism.
There are four campuses, three in Faro and one in Portimão.
In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of foreign students from more than 60 countries. The quality and diversity of European Masters and Erasmus Mundus Masters, gained over years, confirm this broad recognition.
The University of Algarve has played an important role in the development of the region over the last three decades. It established the link with the business community, with public and private organizations, contributing to a more sustainable growth of the entire community.
CIAL language school
Location: Rua General Humberto Delgado, 5 8000-355 Faro
The language school CIAL offers language courses in two cities in Portugal: Lisbon and Faro. The school was founded in 1959 and for more than 50 years has been teaching students Portuguese, as well as introducing students to the culture, history, culinary traditions and music of all Portuguese-speaking countries. CIAL accepts students from all over the world, most of them are students from the European countries, the US and Canada.
In Faro, the CIAL school is located in the city center within walking distance of the beach, the main attractions and the pedestrian street for the shopping lovers -Santo Antonio.
The school in Faro is equipped with: Free Internet, 6 audio-video classes, library, audio and video equipment, computer class. The duration of one lesson is 50 minutes. The CIAL offers language courses at all levels. The beginning of classes is every Monday. For the beginners, the dates of the arrival are fixed.
The language school CIAL offers:
Brazilian version of the Portuguese language
Portuguese courses for teachers
Portuguese + surfing
Portuguese + volunteering
Portuguese + unpaid internship
Lessons in groups (up to 8 people) will make your learning of the Portuguese language more comfortable and productive. There are also individual lessons and lessons in mini groups for those, who want to deepen their knowledge of the Portuguese language in specific areas like:
– Portuguese for Business
– Portuguese for medicine
– Portuguese for translators
– Portuguese for lawyers
– Portuguese for hotel workers
In addition, the language school CIAL offers courses in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Danish in Portugal. The accommodation is possible in host families, residences and hotels.