Early bird registration deadline is 11:59 PM CST on Monday, July 1st, 2024.
Price: $2,798

Standard registration deadline is 11:59 PM CST on Monday, July 22nd, 2024.
Price: $2,898

Please note, a $100 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration

Full Payment Due: 11:59 PM CST on Monday, August 5th, 2024

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact us at ricebusinessglobal@rice.edu

Trip Overview

Balaji Koka is leading Global Offsite Elective (1.5 credits) to Portugal this October! Global Offsite Electives are optional courses offered by Rice Business available to our second-year MBA students. These global electives allow you to gain valuable exposure to different cultures, make business contacts, hear from dynamic speakers, and network with local alumni.

Important Trip Information

Please see below for important trip information and registration support.

Hotel Mundial Address:

Praça Martim Moniz 2, 1100-341 Lisboa, Portugal

Porto Hotel Address:


  • When registering, please create an account so you can log back in to change any information, if needed.

  • Please select quantity “1” for the trip package during registration. All other extras are optional depending on your travel plans.

  • The deadline to register for any pre or post nights or single supplements is July 22nd.

  • Please note, the trip cost, as well as any upgrades or add-ons is fully non-refundable after July 22nd.

Entry & Exit Requirements

Please see below for important information pertaining to USA country specific entry and exit requirements. If you are a passport holder of another country, please check your local embassy website for travel requirements.

Please Note:

Please check COVID guidelines for any country that you will transit through during a connecting flight, as many restrictions will still apply even in transit.


Entry, Exit, and Visa Requirements

Contact the embassy of Portugal at 202-350-5400 for the most current visa information. 

Portugal is a party to the Schengen Agreement and part of the European Union.

Traveling Through Europe: If you are planning to visit or travel through European countries, you should be familiar with the requirements of the Schengen Agreement. 

  • U.S. citizens may enter Portugal for up to 90 days for tourism or business without a visa.
  • Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.  If you plan on transiting a Schengen country, review our U.S. Travelers in Europe page.   
  • You will need sufficient proof of funds and a return plane ticket. 

For information about visas for the Schengen area, see the Schengen Visa page.

If you are not staying in a hotel or a similar tourist accommodation, you are required to register your presence in Portugal with the Portuguese Immigration Service (SEF) within three working days of entering Portugal. You must download a declaration of entry form (declaracão de entrada) from SEF’s website and personally submit it to the nearest SEF office within three business days of entry. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in an administrative offense punishable with a fine from €60 to €160.

Find additional information on traveling with minors on the Portuguese Immigration Service webpage.

HIV/AIDS Restrictions: The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Portugal.

Find information on dual nationalityprevention of international child abduction and customs regulations on our websites.