Dr. Marc Georges was invited by the SPIE Student Chapter of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis, Brasil to provide some lectures. From 5 to 7 November, he has given lectures on Laser and Optical Non Destructive Testing and participated to discussions with students and researchers active in the Lab Metro, led by Professor Armando Albertazzi. The topics of the lectures were holography for aerospace metrology and non destructive testing, thermography, cross-fertilization between thermography and holography, laser ultrasonics and terahertz imaging. The UFSC is a big university with 45000 students. The Lab Metro is the leading group in optical metrology in South America, with high level students, a strong research team and close connection with industries. A wish of better collaboration has emerged from both sides.