Archive for November, 2017

Halloween Party for LSI students in London

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

This year, the teams at LSI London Hampstead and Central went all out to celebrate Halloween. A Halloween party was organised in a hip Islington Venue, the Taproom, and students from both schools were invited to attend. As usual there was a fancy dress competition during which even Santa made an appearance. Students and staff had great fun parading along the Halloween catwalk. The LSI London Central team then had the solemn task of choosing the winner. A scary drag queen was presented the winning prize of a day trip to a UK destination of their choice.

In addition to the fancy dress parade, students were treated to the screening of short horror films. These films had been made by students in class earlier in the week, and were watched with great hilarity. There was also a scary quiz with students teaming up to beat students from the opposing school.  A Halloween party celebrated with much fun and frivolity and without a single pumpkin in sight!

Halloween Party organised by LSI London Central and London Hampstead

Find out how students in other LSI schools celebrated Halloween.

Impressions of Paris – A Source of Eternal Love and Inspiration

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

One recent student at LSI Paris, discusses her impressions of Paris and of LSI. Rebecca Rosen is from Denmark and it appears that living in Paris has been a long held dream.

“My first trip to Paris was when I was 8 years old. I was on a trip with my mum who used to live and work as an au pair there when she was younger. I clearly remember my first impressions of Paris, its people and its contagious spirit. According to my mum I was so taken by Paris that I said: “Mum, I want to live here some day.”

In March 2017 I decided to follow these dreams. For six months, I stayed in the city and was able to experience Paris at first hand . It was a snap decision made a few weeks beforehand and not particularly well-planned . I had no specific aim apart from at long last getting the chance to explore and experience the culture of the French city that had stolen my heart as a child.

Having studied basic French in school for 5 years, I had some knowledge of the language. However this was an opportunity to learn more and I was eager to reach a higher level. So, one afternoon upon wandering around le Marais I went to enrol at LSI Paris. I followed the course for four weeks and  vastly improved my language skills. More importantly, though, I met some truly wonderful people, some of whom I still speak to regularly.

Looking back at my trip I’m very glad that I found someone with whom I had a common ground.  Going to LSI for the first month of my stay definitely helped me to settle into my new, though temporary, life. During my stay I got to further indulge my interest in fashion and art. The streets of Paris have an inspiring, creative spirit that  is absolutely contagious.

If, like me, you appreciate aesthetics and thrive on beautiful surrounding, history and interesting people, Paris is definitely the place to be. It’s a place that I plan on returning to as soon as the chance presents itself. Allez! Découvrez Paris – la meilleure source d’amour et d’inspiration éternelle.”

Find out more about study at LSI Paris.

Rebecca Rosen Impressions of Paris - Eiffel Tower and Marais District

Halloween activities at LSI Berkeley

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Halloween activities at LSI Berkeley including the Mummy dressing competitionAs the end of October approached, LSI Berkeley held its annual Halloween party and students had a great time getting dressed up in Halloween costumes. Risa from Japan won the costume contest with her spooky nun costume. And what a fabulous prize – a gift card and two movie tickets! Students also got the chance to partake in other traditional Halloween activities at LSI Berkeley. There was pumpkin carving and a mummy wrapping contest! Another favourite game for students is bobbing for donuts. This is where these tasty treats are suspended on strings and students try to eat them. Not easy to do when your hands are tied behind your back!

For many students it was their first time celebrating the holiday and they really enjoyed getting to chance to experience this aspect of American culture. After all, the USA is often considered to be the home of Halloween! Find out more about the origins of Halloween.

Halloween costume competition

Read more about real American culture at LSI Berkeley.