MEETinLEEDS celebrates success of annual Leeds International Summer School event

This week we’re celebrating the success of the annual Leeds International Summer School (LISS). Welcoming over 290 international students from all over the world, the summer school showcased the very best of the University of Leeds, the city and its surrounding areas.

students stood in front of manor house

Taking place over the summer, from 6th July – 3rd August, the annual LISS event gave international students the opportunity to experience the university and the city from both an academic and cultural perspective. Offering a variety of excursions and field trips, which included trips to York, Harewood House and the Yorkshire Dales, international students were able to gain more awareness about everything that Leeds has to offer.

Students stood in front of Leeds sign

In addition to the variety of trips for the students, there was also a range of informal social events including a Welcome Reception at The Great Hall, as well as bowling, walking trips, karaoke and a Farewell Party in the city centre. Furthermore, students were also provided with breakfast and lunch, as well as packed lunches when going on trips, for the first time since LISS began back in 2010.

Harriet Boatwright, our Sales and Marketing Manager, commented: “We’re delighted to have supported such an important event for both the university and the international student community. It’s the perfect opportunity to showcase everything that the university and the city have to offer, and we hope that the students will encourage their friends back home to get involved, and even consider postgraduate study right here at the university.”

Lisa Beare, Leeds International Summer School Manager, commented: “We’re thrilled that the event was such a success. With lots of factors to consider, MEETinLEEDS were a wonderful support and were able to help us maintain the community feel of the event despite huge growth and the added complexity of being split across multiple on-campus residences. We hope that the students truly enjoyed themselves and we look forward to welcoming the next influx of international students next summer!”