Yes, if you are one of the top three, CCS will be able to provide transportation and lodging for the student. On a case-by-case basis and subject to the availability of funds, we might be able to support a family member who will travel with the student.
Inform the Fulbright Program staff, of your arrival date and time by emailing them at email@example.com. In your Terms of Appointment, it is indicated that you are required to inform the Coordinator of your flight plans, including departure date and time, arrival date and time, airline and flight number(s), at least 10 days prior to your arrival in the United States.
Many students do not have cars, so if you are hoping to find housing within walking distance of campus, you certainly could conduct your search without a car. However, a rental car would certainly make the process a bit easier and quicker. So, if your budget allows for renting a car for a few days, it is a good option. We do have students that opt to live further away and those areas require willingness to walk a longer distance, ride a bike (a recreation/bike trail stretches for miles along the waterfront), take public transportation, or have a car.