David Kagan

David Kagan

International Studies Programme

With great excitement, I applied to the International Studies Programme, hoping to learn more about the complex field of international law. My enthusiasm for this area of study surpasses simple academic curiosity; it is based upon my deep interest in the intricate web of laws, rules, and treaties that shape our international community. I find the nuances of international law fascinating, and I am excited to investigate how it could potentially be applied in practical situations and how it affects and moulds our daily lives all around the world.

The International Studies Programme's multidisciplinary approach is another reason why I am drawn to it; it enables me to study international law in the context of larger political, economic, and social issues. I believe that by studying international law alongside other academic fields, I am capable of comprehending the difficulties of global governance and diplomacy on a more comprehensive level. With this broad viewpoint, I am also able to approach modern problems with complexity and understanding, equipping me to deal with the various problems that confront our new-aged society.

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Margarida Rodrigues de Magalhães

International Studies Programme

Embarking on the International Studies Programme at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto School) has been a transformative experience, expanding my academic and personal horizons. The program's high quality not only deepened my understanding of international law but also honed my practical skills, from public speaking to networking abilities.

The engaging and knowledgeable professors played a pivotal role in this journey: their expertise, passion, and commitment to fostering a dynamic learning environment have been instrumental in shaping my academic growth, and their mentorship goes beyond the classroom, providing valuable insights and guidance.

Moreover, the diverse international environment added richness to my master's journey, allowing me to connect with students from various cultures around the world- this exposure not only enhanced my academic experience but also made it overall more enjoyable.

Beyond theoretical knowledge, the program not only transformed my understanding of International Law and Relations but also equipped me with the practical skills to translate ideas into action, establishing a solid foundation for navigating the complexities of the current global landscape.

I wholeheartedly recommend the International Studies Programme at Universidade Católica Portuguesa to anyone aspiring to pursue higher education in the realm of European and International Law. The institution's commitment to academic excellence, coupled with a supportive and diverse learning environment, makes it an ideal choice for those seeking an enriching educational journey.

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Marta Pereira Cachide

Aluna International Studies Programme
International Studies Programme

Choosing to enroll in the International Studies Programme was a decision that significantly shaped my academic journey.

The Programme stands out for providing a well-rounded education in international affairs, exposing students to the realities that are paramount in today's world. The curriculum is not only comprehensive but also allows for an in-depth exploration of various subjects. This diversity has broadened my understanding and prepared me for the multifaceted challenges of the global arena.

What sets the International Studies Programme apart is its commitment to offering more than just academic knowledge. It actively facilitates opportunities for networking and the pursuit of career goals. From engaging in ISP dialogues with various personalities to participating in projects set out by the professors, the Programme creates an environment that extends beyond the classroom, fostering connections that are invaluable for personal and professional growth.

The array of professors, not only from our university but also from other countries and diverse areas of expertise, adds a dynamic dimension to the learning experience. The fact that all courses are conducted in English ensures a comprehensive learning opportunity, further preparing students for the international stage.

One of the most rewarding aspects of the Programme is the chance to meet and collaborate with students from various countries, each bringing a unique and individual perspective. 

In conclusion, the International Studies Programme has been instrumental in my academic and personal development. I am grateful for the opportunities it has provided, and I am confident that my positive experience can serve as inspiration for potential candidates.



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