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Enrollment & Housing

Our 2014 program 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. In 2013, 18 students from 8 law 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 complete once we have received your application and deposit.

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. Single accommodations at the Garlipp will be available for an additional charge. In addition to accommodations, during this week (until arrival in Rio de Janeiro city) students will receive breakfast and dinner and five lunches.

Garlipp Outside Garlipp Pool Garlipp Room 

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 or 485 ft2). Each apartment has two bedrooms (although one is a walkthrough), a bathroom and a basic kitchen. 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 is included in the housing cost.

Although the apartments are all the same, students have the choice of the number of people to share with. For students seeking a single apartment, the price will be $2450 for the four-week session. For students seeking a single room in a walkthrough apartment, the price will be $1700. Finally, for students seeking a spot in a double room in a quad apartment, the price will be $1350. These prices include the 10 day stay in a double room in Nova Friburgo. The exact housing figures will be determined in January 2014, on the basis of prevailing economic conditions and the exchange rates. 


Jucati Room 

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.

Although Brazil generally lags behind Western countries with respect to accommodating disabilities, the residence has a ground floor with rooms and therefore can be accessed by persons with disabilities.

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 (the World Cup) will take place in Rio soon after our program. Students requiring housing only in Nova Friburgo will be charged $600.

The Federal University’s Instituto de Filosofia e Ciencias Sociais (IFCS), where classes will be held, has wheelchair access. Unfortunately, much of Rio does not have wheelchair access, and as the streets and sidewalks can often be jagged and bumpy, wheelchair users will need assistance to get to the IFCS from the Metrô.


Tuition & Fees

Tuition for the four week session is $4000.00. Tuition and fees also include printed and electronic course materials, field visits, and the opening orientation. Login information for course materials will be emailed in early May. The printed copies will be available upon arrival in Brazil. There is no need to print the materials before arriving in Brazil.

For 2014, there will be an additional deposit required in order to secure your place in the Rio 2014 program. Specifically, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, an additional deposit of $300.00 is required. If not received by that date, a student's place in the program may be forfeited. This measure is being taken in 2014 only because of the exceptional demand to participate in the program in the year of the World Cup. Should payment of this deposit present a financial or practical challenge, students should speak with Maria Landry at

For additional information, including international student financial aid opportunities, please visit our Tuition, Policies and Procedures section. 

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