Summer 2019 Costs for Columbia Summer in Rio: Portuguese Language

COSTS BILLED TO COLUMBIA ACCOUNT Columbia Students Non-Columbia Students
Tuition $6,400$6,400
Housing $600$600
Document (transcript) Fee*$0$105
Total billed to Columbia account$7,000$7,105

Tuition and fees are subject to approval by the Trustees at Columbia University and may change

Tuition: The program invoice will be sent via e-bill on May 30th and will be due June 15th. It covers tuition, housing, course materials, and costs related to required excursions. It does not cover meals, airfare, local transportation, medical insurance, personal travel, and personal expenses.

Housing: All students are required to live in program-arranged housing. Housing is included in the tuition that will be charged to all students on their Columbia e-bill.

*Document (transcript) Fee: This one-time fee of $105 is charged to new students and is not included in the tuition above.This fee will be included on your e-bill. Barnard students might be charged this fee if they haven’t taken a course at Columbia before.

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses are not billed by Columbia. The estimated amounts in this section provide a basis for students to determine their individual budgets for expenses related to their time overseas for the duration of the program. The below estimate is an average of what students say they actually spend. These expenses are NOT paid to the program.




Local Transportation

Cell phone$50
Personal Expenses$800
Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses$3,050

Meals: The cost for meals and food will vary widely depending on individual spending habits. Costs can be kept down by preparing your own meals and only eating out occasionally.

Local Transportation: You will be responsible for paying for transportation to and from the airport at the start and end of the program. Travel costs for excursions are included in tuition.

Visa: All students planning to study in Rio are responsible for applying for a Temporary Visa IV. The estimate above is for U.S. citizens, and includes the cost of the visa as well as the FBI background check required for the visa application. Please check the website for the Brazilian Consulate at which you will apply for your visa for updated application information and to download any forms.

Cell Phone: All students are required to have a working cell phone capable of making and receiving both local and international calls throughout the duration of the program. This estimate is based on costs of U.S. cell phone plans.

Airfare: Estimated cost of round-trip airfare from NYC to Rio. Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements from their preferred departure city to the program.

Personal Expenses: Personal expenses are highly variable based on each person's spending habits. They may include entertainment and personal travel.

It is required that you maintain a health insurance policy that will also provide coverage outside the U.S. for routine, urgent and emergent care. This cost is not included in the chart above.