Semester at Sea in Lisbon

Semester at Sea students visited Cooking Lisbon for a Cooking Class of portuguese traditional cuisine.

Semester at Sea receives from 250 to 300 colleges in the United States in each term. The students win credits through a transferable student´s home institution.

Semester At Sea
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The current program is in Europe and Scandinavian (from 16 June to 21st August, 66 days, 11 cities in 10 countries) , where students can study and learn in each country where it stops, something of local culture.

With departure from Southampton – London (England), goes to : Lisbon (Portugal), Bilbao (Spain), Greenock (Scotland), Dublin (Ireland), Bergen and Oslo (Norway), Saint Petersburg (Russia),  Stockholm (Sweden), Helsinki (Finland), Gdansk (Poland), Kiel Canal Transit (Germany) and Arrives to Southampton once again.

The ship is MV Explorer, a modern and safe passenger ship that circumnavigates the globe twice per year, exploring a world region each summer.

It is equipped with a student union, library with more than 9000 volumes, wifi access, among many other facilities for all students and teachers.

The University of Virginia has his program´s academic sponsor and implemented.

Students from Semester at Sea on the Cooking Class

During the free time some students join a Cooking Class at Cooking Lisbon and learn about portuguese traditional gastronomy, olive oils, portuguese wines and our culture, with a local chef.

The cooking class started at 6 pm and they were on time, happy to participate on the activities, since it is a class totally hands on. We started with the dessert, called Farófias made with the whites of the eggs and needs to cool on the refrigerator.

After dessert, we started to prepare the other 3 courses, since the menu at Cooking Lisbon has four courses. We made : “Pica Pau”, Codfish Brás Style and Peas with Poached Eggs.

For us at Cooking Lisbon, could learn more about Semester at Sea programa and concept and it is really interesting for students, learning in a whole new atmosphere.

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