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International Relations Office

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Foreign student admissions

The focus of the International Relations Office (IRO) is to welcome International Families to Salesianos do Porto. 

In our school, the integration of a foreign student also implies the integration of the family. We want the whole family to find in us a second home, where everyone belongs and has a place to be, a place where one’s heritage, story, language and culture are protected and nurtured.

What is the IRO strategic approach?

  • To welcome families and organize their visit to the school premises in a personalized way
  • To inform and guide the application process of foreign students, upon the arrival of the family
  • To provide close support in the adaptation and integration process
  • Create a working group with pivotal elements of the educational community linked to the foreign student’s studies and activities at school (Pedagogical Director, Head teachers, ArtiSport, Teacher of Portuguese as a Second Language and Educational Assistants), in order to be informed and constantly updated in a comprehensive way on the integration and adaptation process
  • Guide new students and their families in the adaptation processe, promoting a constant approach and dialogue, in order to align the family's experience in the city with the student's experience at school
  • Develop educational programmes, such as Portuguese language courses for Foreigners for families together with events and meetings with other foreign families and the Portuguese community
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  • Organize cultural sharing activities in the classroom, which can facilitate the promotion and dissemination of both culture and language of the foreign student, encouraging Portuguese student’s familiarity, harmony and respect
  • Promote the participation of Salesianos do Porto’s students, teachers and staff in international mobility programmes and networks


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“Moving to Portugal as an English speaking person can be daunting, especially if your Portuguese is limited. After visiting various schools, we decided on Salesianos for a couple of reasons…”

Bruce MacDonald

“In general we are very happy with the school, the learning way, the curriculum. We appreciate all the efforts to support the multi-language parents and kids”

Daniel Yordanov