2015 Study Tour, Brazil

ARLIS/NA Study Tour to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

Sunday, June 7, 2015
to Saturday, June 13, 2015
Sao Paulo and Rio de Janerio, Brazil
Category: Study Tours




Registration limited to 15 participants.

Tour Information


$300.00 USD is due at time of registration to hold a place on the accepted list or wait list. Funds will be used toward group activities or local group transportation during the trip. Wait list participants not selected for the trip will receive a full refund.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund of the Application Fee will be refunded for cancellations received before May 1, 2015. Cancellations received on or after May 1, 2015 are not eligible for a refund. Requests for refunds at this time must be made in writing to contact group leader, Clayton Kirking.

Visa Requirements

A visa is required for all travel to Brazil by persons holding a U.S Passport.  If you travel on another passport, check with the Brazilian Consulate.

The instructions and requirements for application are very clearly stated on the Embassy/Consulate website [for New York: http://novayork.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/]. However, the requirements vary somewhat in different states. Please check locally.  

You should apply for a tourist visa.

Proof of travel, i.e., an airline ticket, is required as part of the visa application process.

Allow at least 15 days for processing of the application.

If you are in a city with an embassy, visa applications must be made in person and the fee ($160) paid with a USPS money order.  We strongly suggest looking also at the site for TraVisa, which is a visa expediter.  This is especially important if you are not near an embassy.


A Study Tour is a great opportunity to visit colleagues, their collections, and tour relevant cultural institutions while representing ARLIS/NA and your home institution. Past tours include library visits, business meetings, collections presentations, and are often in conjunction with conferences, symposiums, or colloquiums. Applications for ARLIS/NA Study Tours will be accepted for current ARLIS/NA members working or currently seeking employment as arts information professionals. Spouses, partners, or friends of Study Tour participants are welcome to travel with participants, however inclusion in tour activities or special events is at the discretion of the hosts.

An agenda is constructed by the tour leader in conjunction with hosts in the chosen location. All items on the agenda are by formal invitation of the hosts and the following guidelines are recommended for all scheduled activities:

  • Participants are expected to participate in the agenda provided by the host(s) and plan to visit local sites either before or after the Study Tour.
  • Study Tour schedules often begin early in the morning and include multiple visits throughout the entire day. Sometimes meals are included or time is allotted for meals on one’s own. It is important that all participants arrive at designated meeting points on time in order to keep the schedule accurate for all our hosts.
  • As representatives of ARLIS/NA and their institutions, participants should dress in a manner that is appropriate for business and wear shoes comfortable for extensive walking and standing.
  • Please refrain from separating from the group while in transit between tour locations.
  • Our hosts often include their supervising directors, or other VIP administrators, in our meetings and tours. Please be prepared to participate in discussions related to the arts information profession and follow all security rules provided by the host institution when invited to examine collections.
  • Not all items on the agenda will be of interest to everyone in a group, however our hosts will expect the entire group to participate and will plan activities based on our full number.
  • If a participant is unable to attend a scheduled part of the agenda, it is advised that the tour leader be informed before the activity. Participants are also recommended to send a note of regret to the host.
  • Many countries and cultures that we visit are very generous with receptions and souvenir gifts. It is recommended that participants bring business cards, brochures, and/or small hostess gifts that represent their institution. Participants should also plan to send thank you notes or emails after the trip is complete. 

For more information about the itinerary, travel plans or other questions contact the the group leader:

Clayton Kirking