Summer School success

The Leeds International Summer School has been a great success again this year, with 49 students from 11 different countries taking part.

LISS 2014 student at the Cow and Calf Rocks, Ilkley


The students were offered an action-packed academic, cultural and social programme designed to showcase the very best of what Leeds has to offer.

LISS students studied two 10-credit modules and chose from options such as ‘The English Country House: A Social History’, ‘Business and Cultural Awareness: Bridging the Gap’, ‘Renewable Energy Systems: The Big Debate’ and ‘British Literature and the Brontës’.

A welcome reception hosted in the Business School foyer marked the start of a packed evening social programme organised for the most part by LISS student social assistants, all of whom were Leeds students who have completed a study abroad experience themselves. Socials included trips to Trinity Kitchen, the Hyde Park Picture House as well as sport socials organised in collaboration with the Edge.

This year the LISS students had the added advantage of being able to witness the Grand Départ of the Tour de France first hand – a once in a lifetime opportunity. As well as this fantastic introduction to Yorkshire students were totally immersed in British culture and took part in excursions to the surrounding area including Whitby, Saltaire, Bolton Abbey and York.

Academic field trips are an integral part of each LISS academic module and this year’s diverse range of trips included Harewood House, the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth, the National Media Museum in Bradford and Drax Power Station.

Development has already started for LISS 2015; if you want to find out more keep an eye on the LISS website. If you would like to get involved in LISS please get in touch.

“I would absolutely recommend LISS. Leeds is a very beautiful city. LISS staff were kind, helpful, and nice. I loved how I met many friends from all over the world. The professors were excellent. I've learned a lot about business and sports, which were new information to me. The trips were amazing. The campus is very safe. I really loved everything about LISS. I wish if I could join it again.”

[Student quote from the post-LISS online feedback survey]

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