Alexis Pastre

Talking about
Leeds International Summer School
Jean Moulin III

As a Law and Political Science student it was mandatory to participate in a summer programme, but it’s the diversity of classes proposed by Leeds International Summer School (LISS) that made me choose that one over the others. That was probably one of the best decisions I have made in my life. 

At LISS, I studied “The Path to Justice: Criminal Law and Legal Skills” and “Introduction to Psychology: Perception, Cognition and Emotion”. Studying both one of my majors and a completely new topic, far away from my diploma, I realised how well prepared those classes are. Indeed, they are both complete, so students choosing one of their majors gain new knowledge areas, and accessible for everyone, allowing any students to attend any class. The field trips are also a huge plus to this program, thus combining theoretical and practical fields. 

But more than the field trips, the real asset of LISS as an international summer school is the plurality of excursions and socials. You will quickly make friends and leaving them at the end of the programme will, without a doubt, be one of the hardest things to do. About the excursions, they are diverse enough to help you discover more of the British culture. I strongly recommend participating in the York excursion, especially if it’s sunny.

If you want to discover more of the UK by yourself, LISS grants you enough free time to travel the country by yourself on afternoons or weekends. For instance, with some friends, we decided to visit both London and Edinburgh while some others went to Dublin or Liverpool. 

The city of Leeds is also the perfect city for students. Even though University of Leeds’ campus is humongous, have fun exploring the city and discovering all its hidden places. If you want to have fun, you can find events any days of the week and for pretty cheap. 

On a more professional scale, Leeds International Summer School will make you evolve, both personally and professionally, more than you can ever imagine. This experience is the perfect occasion to meet people from across the globe, encountering new cultures and new studies. I promise that, once the programme ends, you will come back home with a very different point of view on everything and clearer perception of your future. 

At the end of the day, if you want to spend an incredible summer, meet crazy people and come back with a bunch of amazing memories, LISS is for you.