SUMMER COURSE – PORTUGAL TOURISM – HERITAGE AND CREATIVITY 

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Peniche and its surrounding area have an abundance of quality touristic and heritage sites. Through a range of interesting seminars and lecturers, supplemented by visits to a selection of authentic sites and participation in uniquely designed activities, the School of Tourism and Maritime Technology, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal is offering to students an extremely remarkable and fruitful programme.

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SUMMER COURSE ON HERITAGE AND CREATIVITY – (Full Programme)

July 8 – 21, 2018

The  Summer Course on Heritage and Creativity is a two-week exchange course aiming at the study of Portugal’s Heritage and Creativity issues from different scopes: natural, historical, gastronomical and cultural heritage, creativity applied to heritage teaching and learning and Heritage and Creative Industries. This Heritage and Creativity exchange program is designed for Teachers, Students, and Professionals from all over the world. English is the working language.
This extended program is organised by the School of Tourism and Maritime Technology, ESTM, which is part of the IPLeiria, Institute Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal.
The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria is a public higher education institution, in the service of society, intending to produce and diffuse knowledge, create, transmit and diffuse culture, science, technology and arts, guided research and experimental development. It participates in society-related activities, namely the diffusion and transfer of knowledge, as well as the economic valuation of scientific knowledge.
The academic community of IPLeiria integrates around 11,000 students, 900 teachers and 300 technical and administrative staff, distributed throughout five higher education schools. The School of Tourism and Maritime Technology, located in Peniche, is one of them, with 1,500 students, 120 teachers and a beautiful oceanic landscape.
Online application – Until  May 15th – to mail gire.estm@ipleiria.pt
Registration:   
coming soon

Goals and objectives

  • to build up students’ knowledge and experience on the relationship between heritage, tourism and creativity in eastern Portugal.
  • to educate students about the importance of maritime and natural resources and its relationship with sustainability in tourism development.
  • to develop students’ interpersonal skills and team spirit through international exchange activities.

Medium of instruction

English

Total intake worldwide

30

Who can apply

Participants must be current registered full-time undergraduate students of higher education institutions, regardless of country and region, with a good command of the English language.

Certificate

Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance upon successful completion of the programme.

Programme fee

(to be settled online by Visa / MasterCard)

Full Programme –  EUR1,950 per student

The above fee covers the following during the programme dates:

1.    Instructor and coordination services;

2.    Twin-sharing bedroom accommodation in a hotel, with daily breakfast (for 12 nights; check-in on 09 July, check-out on 21 July);

3.    Group transfer from Lisbon Portela Airport to the hotel on 09 July (at times specified in agenda);

4.    Group transfer from the hotel to Lisbon Portela Airport on 21 July (time to be confirmed);

5.    Group transportation per stated in the agenda;

6.    Lunches and dinners per stated in the agenda;

7.    All organised visits and group activities.

Other self-arrangements

The following items are not covered by the programme fee, and are subject to individual self-arrangements:

  • Travelling to and from the destination city;
  • Travel insurance policy with full coverage in the destination country throughout the programme and travel periods;
  • Entry visa (tourist visa), if necessary;
  • Meals not stated in the agenda;
  • Miscellaneous individual expenses.

AGENDA

Date

Time

Activity (1)(2)

Location

Inclusive meals

08 July
(Sunday)

Morning / noon

Arrival pick up and group transfer to the hotel

Lisbon Portela Airport

  Dinner

1200-1700

Hotel check-in and collection of final agenda and other programme items

Hotel

1800

Welcoming dinner (off-campus)

Local restaurant

09 July
(Monday)

Morning

Welcome Session by Dr. Paulo Jorge Santos Almeida (Director of ESTM)

ESTM campus

 Breakfast
 Lunch
 Dinner

Programme introduction

Afternoon 

Opening Session: Course presentation on tourism and heritage
(speaker: Prof. Roberto Gamboa, ESTM, Portugal)

Regional wine tasting

Workshop on Immaterial Heritage
(speaker: Prof. Carlos Alves and Dulcineia Ramos, ESTM, Portugal)

10 July
(Tuesday)

Morning

Lecture on Creativity and Heritage Challenges
(speaker: Prof. Roberto Gamboa, ESTM, Portugal)

ESTM campus

 Breakfast
 Lunch
 Dinner

Workshop on Developing Creativity and Challenges
(speaker: Prof. Marta Caetano, ESTM, Portugal)

Afternoon

Introduction to water sport – Surfing

Escola de Surf de Peniche

11 July
(Wednesday)

Morning

Lecture on natural heritage: Biology, Berlenga and Algae
(speaker: Prof. Teresa Mouga, ESTM, Portugal)

ESTM campus 

 Breakfast
 Lunch
 Dinner

Algae products tasting
(speaker: Prof. Patricia Borges, ESTM, Portugal)

Afternoon

Visit to Peniche Bobbin-lacing School – bobbin-lacing as an example of cultural heritage

Escola de Rendas de Bilros

Visit to the Peniche Fortress

Fortaleza de Peniche

Time for challenges – Peniche history and monuments

ESTM campus

12 July
(Thursday)

Morning

Lecture and Workshop on Tourism Imagineering
(speaker: Prof. Francisco Dias, ESTM, Portugal)

ESTM campus

 Breakfast
 Lunch
 Dinner

Creativity and Sustainability
(speaker: Prof. João Vasconcelos, ESTM, Portugal)

Afternoon

Visit to Óbidos – experiencing creativity in relations to heritage in a medieval town and its recreational market

Óbidos

Evening

Medieval dinner

Night

Medieval Fair experience and return to dormitory

Medieval Fair of Óbidos

13 July
(Friday)

Morning

Tourism and Theatre Workshop 
(speaker: Prof. Daniela Amorim, ESTM, Portugal)

ESTM campus 

 Breakfast
 Lunch
 Dinner

Workshop of Storytelling
(speaker: Prof. Gilberto Moiteiro, ESTM, Portugal)

Afternoon

Challenge presentations by participants

ESTM campus

14 July
(Saturday)

Whole day

Visit to Lisbon

Lisbon

 Breakfast

15 July 
(Sunday)

Whole day

Beach day (free time)

Baleal Beach

 Breakfast
 Dinner

16 July
(Monday)

Whole day

Boat trip to the Berlengas Archipelago

Reserva Natural das Berlenga

 Breakfast
 Lunch
 Dinner

17 July 
(Tuesday)

Morning

Visit Fátima Church

Fátima Church

 Breakfast
 Lunch
 Dinner

Afternoon

Visit to Nazaré

Nazaré

18 July
(Wednesday)

Morning

Visit to Quinta dos Loridos (Buddha Eden Park)

Buddha Eden Park

 Breakfast
 Dinner

Afternoon

Visit to Quinta do Sanguinhal Winery

Quinta do Sanguinhal Winery

19 July
(Thursday)

Morning

Lecture on Creative Space: Capturing Traveler Attention through Portuguese traditions

ESTM campus

 Breakfast
 Lunch
 Dinner

Lecture on Biology and aquaculture
(speakers: Prof. Sérgio Leandro and Prof. Ana Pombo, ESTM, Portugal)

Afternoon

Visit to Fish Harbor and Marina of Peniche

Marina da Ribeira – Peniche

20 July
(Friday)

Morning 

Visit to Caldas da Rainha (The Queen’s Hot Springs)

Caldas da Rainha

 Breakfast
 Lunch
 Dinner

Afternoon

Closing ceremony and Certificate Awarding

ESTM campus

Evening

Farewell dinner

Local restaurant 

21 July
(Saturday)

Morning / noon
(time to be decided)

Departure to Lisbon Portela Airport

ESTM dormitory

 Breakfast

Abbreviations
IPL = Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria)
ESTM = Escola Superior de Turismo e Tecnologia do Mar, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (School of Tourism and Maritime Technology, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria)

Note
(1) The above agenda is subject to change, and a final one will be published before programme starts.
(2) Photos and video footages taken during programme activities will be archived by the orgainsing institutions for publication use.

 

Programme fee:

Short  programme –  EUR980 per student

Short Programme  “Only Lectures” and trip to Medieval Óbidos programme –  EUR280 per student 

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