ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Brazilian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Brazil. All homestays and apartments are either within walking distance to the UNISUL, or are conveniently located near public transit routes relative to the university. Travel times to the university vary but generally range between 20 and 30 minutes. The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable at all times. There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in Brazil and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility. With this in mind, you can have a true cultural immersion!
ISA double occupancy apartments have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge/living room, and kitchen. ISA single occupancy apartments have 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, lounge/living room, and kitchen, and are available for an extra fee. Each apartment is equipped with basic furnishings and supplies, including one single bed (per student), bed linens and towels, a closet/clothing storage space, basic cookware and kitchenware, a table and chairs and furnished sitting area. Desks, when available, are to be shared by all occupants. The apartment staff will refresh linens once a week and clean for a small fee. Meals and laundry service are not included in the apartment option, however the apartment staff will provide a laundry service for a small fee.
A $400 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged apartment housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.