Western Carolina University Travel Study: Portugal


WCU Travel Study: Portugal

May 2025

Join WCU professors and classmates and immerse yourself in the fascinating design world of Portugal – a global trading center and historic melting pot of styles since the “Golden Age of Discovery,” and today a destination for a relaxed urban lifestyle, sustainability and a colorful melding of traditional and modern design.

To visit Lisbon is to love it: this vibrant city boasts colorful architecture, diverse neighborhoods, and the relaxed mood of a place that sees nearly 300 days of sun a year.

Further north, discover the eclectic charms of Porto – birthplace of the Kingdom of Portugal, and beloved for its lovely architecture, riverside vistas, and eponymous port wine.

How do I sign up?

Sign up for this Western Carolina University student trip directly through Explore Up Close. It’s simple and easy to register online!

To sign up, click the registration button below to complete your trip registration form and submit your deposit payment.

Your deposit is fully refundable until January 31, 2025!   After that date, trip insurance will protect your trip investment after that in the case of a covered reason (such as a documented medical emergency) after the payment deadline.

Click the button below to complete the online registration form, and pay your first payment installment with a credit card via our secure online payment portal.

Trip Payment Schedule

After registering for this trip, you’ll make your trip payment in installments over several months. Click the links below to pay by credit card before each due date. If you have any issues or questions, please contact us! 


Please contact Caroline Cope Khoury at (864) 384-6947 or caroline@exploreupclose.com