PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS
What to do Before Arriving in Viseu
Application and Accommodation
To apply for a teaching assignment or a training period at the Polytechnic of Viseu, teachers must contact the International Office. Accommodation requests should be mentioned in the application form.
How to Get to Viseu
The airports closest to Viseu are:
- Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro (Oporto) (www.ana-aeroportos.pt)
- Airport of Portela (Lisbon) (www.ana-aeroportos.pt)
Once in Oporto/Lisbon, teachers can catch a taxi or a bus to get to the central bus station of the city:
RNE-REDE NACIONAL DE EXPRESSOS,LDA.
ROD. BEIRA LITORAL-GARAGEM ATLANTICO
The bus timetables are available at http://www.rede-expressos.pt . As this site does not have information in English, those who do not understand Portuguese shall contact the International Office to obtain information.
As an alternative, the trip to Viseu can be made by train (http://www.cp.pt -see English link):
Please notice that the train stations closest to Viseu are the ones in Mangualde (approx. 20km) and in Nelas (approx. 22 Km). Once in these towns, teachers must catch a bus to Viseu. These buses leave from the train station.
By Train (International)
If the teacher chooses to travel by train from his home country, he/she should keep in mind that the railway stations closest to Viseu are in Mangualde (approx. 20km) and Nelas (approx. 22 Km).
In the following sites - European Railway Server (http://mercurio.iet.unipi.it) and Rail Europe (http://www.raileurope.com) - the teacher will find information about how to travel to Portugal, including links to their home country Railway Stations.
By Bus (International)
To travel to Portugal by bus, the teacher will have to contact, in his/her home country, companies with international connections. Information about some of these companies, in several European countries, is available at (www.busweb.com/busweb.asp).
Procedures upon arrival
Once the international teacher knows the exact day/hour of arrival in Viseu, the International Office of the Polytechnic should be informed of it. A staff member from this service will be responsible for receiving each incoming teacher and lead him/her to the academic coordinator of the School were the activities will take place.
International teachers received in the framework of mobility programmes will be offered the possibility of being accommodated either at the hall of the Polytechnic (Campus) or at a hotel in the city. Information on special prices and conditions will be provided by the International Office.
Useful Adresses and phone numbers