b1Brazil’s Urban and Rural Landscapes

Brazil is home of some of the world’s most fascinating man made landscapes. The beach promenade and boulevard designs at Copacabana and Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro and other landscapes designed by Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx are just a few examples of the richness in architectural designs in Brazil. Join Professor Max Conrad for a Continuing Education course that will literally take you there and provide fascinating insights into the world of Brazilian land- and cityscapes.


June 12, 2017- June 22, 2017  REGISTER NOW!

For more information, please contact LSU Academic Programs Abroad at studyabroad@lsu.edu or 225-578-6801, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.


Date Activities
June 12-13th Travel to Rio from New Orleans via Atlanta.
June 13th Arrive in Rio. Transfer from airport and check in. After a chance to rest, stroll along the Copacabana.
June 14th Tour of Rio, part one: Pao Acucar, Arcos da Lapa, Santa Tereza Trolley. Instituto Moreira Salles – Churrascaria Dinner (included in program fee).
June 15th Tour Rio, part two: Historic Botanical Garden, Corcovado (Christ The Redeemer), tour a hillside “Favela”. - For contrast explore the Ipanema upscale neighborhoods.
June 16th Free Day for Shopping and Enjoying the Beaches.
June 17th Visit the beautiful Sitio and its personal gardens of Burle Marx, Painter, Plant Explorer and Landscape Architect in the rural area of Guaratiba. Arrive in Paraty.
June 18th Explore the historic colonial town of Paraty that was Portugal’s port for shipping gold mined in Ouro Preto to Portugal.
June 19th Enjoy a private boat ride in the beautiful waters of the Emerald Coast. Swim, visit an island beach.
June 20th Jeep Tour to the mountain Waterfalls. Opportunity for swimming and rock sliding. Visit a Cachach distillery.
June 21st Return to Rio for the return flight to the U.S. Stop in Barra da Tijuca for a meal. Continue to Rio and make a few final stops in route to the airport that evening.
June 22nd Arrival in Atlanta and New Orleans. Participants who wish to stay longer can do so at their own expense and still use the group ticket for return at a later date.


Cost of the trip:

$3,200. The price includes return flight from New Orleans, double occupancy rooms (additional charge for single rooms: $700), daily breakfast at the hotels, the Churrascaria Dinner on June 14 and all group related transportation, including transfer from and to the airport in Rio de Janeiro. Early bird price: $2,900. Cost for visas and meals are not included. LSU’s Academic Programs Abroad office will coordinate the visa application process.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2017. Early bird deadline: January 9, 2017. A deposit of $500 is due at the time of reservation. The deposit is part of the program fee. The deposit is non-refundable, except in case of cancellation of the trip. The due date for the remainder of the program fee is March 6, 2017. The program fee is not refundable after March 6, 2017, except in case of cancellation of the trip.


Travel and accident insurance are included in the program fee, as well as a free app and services by International SOS. Trip cancellation or lost luggage insurance are not included in the program fee and should be purchased by program participants.


Max Conrad is one of the most distinguished faculty members at LSU. He is Professor at the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture which consistently ranks at number one in the nation. Professor Conrad travels the world with his students and alumni. He has offered to share his profound knowledge of Brazil’s art, architecture and unique landscapes with participants of this course.


Accommodations for people with limited physical mobility are very limited in Brazil. This trip is not suitable for people in wheel chairs or with walkers.