|Enrollment and Housing
In our 2013 program, registration is limited to 25 non-Brazilian students. Please apply early to ensure your place in the program. In 2012, 49 students from 18 different schools attended the Rio Program.
To reserve housing, select the housing type you desire on our Summer Abroad Application. Housing costs will be billed through Tulane's Accounts Receivable Office along with tuition. Your housing reservation will be considered submitted once we have received your deposit and you are fully enrolled in the program.
In the Nova Friburgo region, students will stay in double accommodations at the Hotel Garlipp, in the small town of Mury, 15 minutes from the Nova Friburgo city center. In addition to dining and meeting rooms, the Garlipp has a swimming pool, basketball court and other amenities. In addition to accommodations, during this week (until arrival in Rio de Janeiro city) students will receive breakfast and dinner and five lunches. Single accommodations at the Garlipp will available for an additional charge.
In Rio de Janeiro, accommodations will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Housing will be offered by the program at the Edificio Jucati, a budget hotel. The Edifício Jucati has 55 large apartments (about 45m2).
Each apartment has two bedrooms (although one is a walkthrough), a bathroom and a basic kitchen (about 485 ft2). The apartments, when shared, are semi-private (meaning, for example, that where two students share an apartment, there is a front room and a back room and the back room is accessed only by walking through the front room.) All apartments have refrigerator, stove, telephone, ceiling fan and air conditioners. Internet use will be included in the housing cost.
SESSION I: The cost per person, for session I, is projected to be $950 for a double room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities (two (2) double rooms - four people - share all facilities), $1050 for a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities (one (1) double room and one (1) single room - three people - share all facilities), and $1500 for a private apartment with private bathroom and kitchen facilities.
SESSION II: The cost per person for session II, because of the events happening in Rio this summer, is projected to be $1100 for a double room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities (two (2) double rooms - four people - share all facilities), $1550 for a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities (one (1) double room and one (1) single room - three people - share all facilities), and $2150 for a private apartment with private bathroom and kitchen facilities.
The exact housing amount will be determined after January, 2013, on the basis of prevailing economic conditions and the exchange rate.
In addition, students wishing more luxurious accommodations may request that the program try and match them with other students who also wish to share higher quality accommodations in the Ipanema neighborhood. As a general rule, two bedroom apartments in Ipanema will cost between R$5,000.00-R$7,000 (Brazilian reales – about $2,500.00-$3,500.00 US), for a one-month minimum stay. Although any such apartments will be reserved with brokers known and used by the Program Director in the past, payment and all responsibility relating to occupancy will be that of the students. In addition, of course, students may research and identify apartments on their own.
Please Note: Students may reserve their own housing in Rio, after acceptance of the terms of the waiver, included on the Summer Abroad Application and agreed to by submitting a "Will Not Require Housing" request. Housing in Rio, however, is becoming very expensive because of the increase in tourism. Finding housing on your own will be a complex task this year, as a football tournament (FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013) will take place in Rio during the second session of our program. Students requiring housing only in Nova Friburgo will be charged $300.