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Programs : Budget Sheet
The following listing represents the Summer Budget Sheet for UVA in Brazil: Media, Culture, and Internship.

Summer Budget Sheet for UVA in Brazil: Media, Culture, and Internship

Budget Item In-State Out-of-State
Tuition *   $2,178.00 $2,778.00
Program Fees *   $4,297.00 $4,297.00
Non-Refundable Deposit *   $500.00 $500.00
Billable subtotal:  $6,975.00 $7,575.00
Airfare   $1,200.00 $1,200.00
Course materials   $200.00 $200.00
Meals   $2,500.00 $2,500.00
Personal expenses   $250.00 $250.00
Other   $250.00 $250.00
Local Transportation   $160.00 $160.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $4,560.00 $4,560.00
Total: $11,535.00 $12,135.00
Costs listed above are for Summer 2018. 
Withdrawal & Refund
Students are responsible for study abroad tuition and program fees once they have committed to attending a program. Please refer to the Withdrawal and Refund Policy before committing to your program. Once you have committed, you will be subject to the Withdrawal and Refund Policy. In some cases, there will be no refund available.


For Summer programs, the following schedule applies:  
Billable Fees* include:
  • Tuition for courses described in brochure
  • Visa processing fee and handing
  • Apartment lodging in Rio in shared occupancy
  • Approximately 6 group dinners
  • City tour including transportation and guide in Rio
  • Entry fees to study sites related to the program
  • Placement in internship
  • Health and Emergency Assistance Insurance through CISI. The ISO will enroll students in the insurance policy.
Not included in billable fees:
  • Personal travel beyond the scope of the program
  • Transportation from Charlottesville to international airport in USA
  • Passport Fees
  • International Airfare from USA to Brazil
  • Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and other meals taken on own
  • Laundry at the apartment
  • Internet and phone service for your mobile devices
  • Course materials
  • Local Transportation – a monthly transit pass is $R 200
  • Immunizations for the area of travel. Note, the cost of immunization will differ with each individual and has not been included in this budget. Review the CDC for updates for area of study.  The Yellow Fever Vaccination is recommended; the estimated cost of the vaccination is noted in the category Other. 
Non-billable items posted above are estimates and will differ for each individual depending on their personal needs, course requirements, and personal choices.  Fluctuations in international currency will affect total expenditures. 
  • The estimated airfare listed above is based on fares provided online in October, 2017, with departure from Dulles International Airport (IAD) arriving in Rio (GIG) via Miami (MIA) and returning from Rio (GIG) to Dulles (IAD) via Miami (MIA).  Both routes take into account a connection in Miami (MIA) This is an estimate and fares will change with availability and routing.
  • Estimated cost of non-billable meals assumes moderate restaurants with an average of approximately US $35 per day.  Local transportation takes into account the cost of airport transfers and a monthly metro transit pass. Note, restaurant prices in major Brazilian cities vary greatly.
 *The University of Virginia reserves the right to adjust all program charges, without prior notification, for increases associated with but not limited to, the cost of instruction, foreign exchange rates, and Board of Visitors changes to tuition and fees.
* Billable item