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LSI students and staff experience the magic of the 2011 Rugby World Cup first hand

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Recently New Zealand was fortunate enough to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Both LSI students and staff were able to enjoy the  excitement and wonderful party atmosphere that surrounds such a global sporting event. Some were even fortunate enough to have actually watched the games first hand in the stadium.  LSI Auckland assistant registrar Christine went to several games and gives her impression of the games and atmosphere.

“I had the opportunity to attend two world cup rugby matches on the same weekend and had a fantastic time. England played Scotland at Eden Park in Auckland on the Saturday night and the atmosphere there was fantastic. Eden Park was packed and wow, what a world class venue. Although I haven’t been to any ‘football’ matches, apparently this was what it was like. The rivalry between the two sides including fans resounded around the park. The rugby wasn’t the best I have seen and England were very lucky to win as Scotland seemed to dominate throughout the game.”

“On the Sunday afternoon I travelled to Hamilton, 1.5 hours south of Auckland to see the Fiji vs Wales game. I think all of Hamilton must have been there. Again a great atmosphere and it made me very proud of my country that we could host so many tourists and rugby fans. Again the rugby was not outstanding but I don’t think anyone was too worried. There were people dressed up in support of both teams and the Mexican wave went around the stands many times. What a fantastic event to have had in New Zealand!”

To top this amazing experience the New Zealand team, known as the ‘All Blacks’,  actually won the cup in front of their home crowd. It was certainly a day that most Kiwis will never forget!

Win a free 8 day ‘Study Break’ at LSI New Zealand

Monday, June 20th, 2011

‘Study in New Zealand’ have just announced their amazing ‘Win a Study Break’ competition which is open to all LSI New Zealand and any prospective LSI NZ students. All you need to do to enter is to visit their website and plan a virtual study trip around the NZ language schools (including LSI Auckland and LSI Christchurch in your itinerary of course!) inviting five of your friends back home to join you. The “Win the Ultimate Study Break” competition takes place in a virtual campervan, but the grand prize winner will have his or her friends flown down to NZ to travel around the country and visit educational institutions for real! Such an amazing prize so don’t miss out and make sure you enter before the closing date on July 1, 2011.

Latest Update on LSI Christchurch

Monday, March 7th, 2011

We are happy to report that most students from LSI Christchurch have already transferred up to LSI Auckland, and have settled into their new host families and classes. LSI Christchurch remains closed until further notice.

We strongly urge any remaining students to transfer to Auckland as soon as possible. Please note that our building is inside the Red Zone and therefore there is no Public Access to the building at this stage. If you have belongings inside LSI Christchurch please don’t worry – when we are allowed access, we will make sure that your belongings are retrieved and returned to you as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact LSI New Zealand – auc@lsi.edu . For all students, please remember that the emergency number is 021644033. Thank you for your understanding. Our sincerest condolences go out to all those who have lost people in the quake, both New Zealanders and foreigners alike – Kia Kaha Christchurch.