Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia's "Sunshine State", is located on the Brisbane river and has a wonderful climate all year round. Attractions such as beaches and rainforests are only an hour away. The riverside parklands, markets selling a fantastic range of fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood, wooden houses, and cultural centre are favourite attractions within the city.
Toronto, Canada's largest city as well as its major business and cultural centre, has a vibrant downtown area and hundreds of parks and green spaces. The Great Lakes, Niagara Falls, and the colourful forests of Ontario are within easy reach of the city. Whether you are a sports enthusiast, a hip hop fan or an opera lover, there will be dozens of exciting events to choose from.
Vancouver is a city of stunning natural beauty, nestled between the snow-capped Coastal Mountains and the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. It is a modern city with everything to appeal to the international visitor. Stroll along the city beaches, walk through the forested parks, or shop along the fashionable downtown streets. Vancouver is famous for its affordable restaurants, coffee shops and fresh fish. Within easy reach are the Rocky Mountains and ski resort of Whistler, and the capital of British Colombia, Victoria.
Brighton's seafront and parks offer a huge range of sports and amusements, and the hills behind the town feature golf courses, riding stables and a horse-racing track as well as some beautiful walking routes. The architecture affords some fascinating glimpses of the past, and the town is also an important cultural centre and a paradise for shoppers.
London and its many attractions can be easily reached by train. However you like to spend your free time there's always plenty to do in Brighton.
Cambridge is renowned as one of England's two great university towns, steeped in history and tradition. It has been described as one of the most beautiful cities in Britain. Today Cambridge is a thriving city of some 100,000 people. Its commercial heart is surrounded by fine buildings and green open spaces. Cambridge has a wealth of museums and galleries covering a wide range of interests. In the area surrounding Cambridge there are a large number of attractions and places of interest, and London is just an hour away by train.
A place where you can find glorious galleries, world-class museums, gourmet restaurants, vibrant theatres, history and pageantry and non-stop entertainment.
Whether a first time visitor or someone who has visited the city many times before, there is always something new, something different; another area to explore or an exciting event to see. London's galleries and museums are unparalleled and some of them are free!
Dine in the gourmet restaurants, sit in the pavement cafes and watch the world go by, stroll in the parks, go clubbing until dawn.
London is the place to be!
Hampstead is one of the oldest, most historic parts of London with plenty of interesting places to discover. It is a leafy residential area, away from the noise and pollution of the centre, and favoured by celebrities for its fashionable reputation and convenient location - only a short tube ride from London's famous sights.
Malta is an island in the centre of the Mediterranean 100 km south of Italy and enjoys sunny weather practically all the year round. The skies are invariably blue and the sea is warm even in winter which has made Malta popular with water-sport enthusiasts. It is the ideal place for scuba-diving, skiing, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, water polo and fishing. Most sports facilities are available on the island including golf, tennis, and horse-riding.
Malta and its smaller sister island Gozo are rich in history. Malta is full of prehistoric temples (the oldest surviving standing man-made structures in the world), subterranean neolithic temples, catacombs, the Auberges and the formidable fortifications of the Knights of St. John which are still in a remarkable state of preservation. Valletta, the capital of Malta, and Medina, the capital city before the coming of the Knights, boast of many art galleries and museums.
In spite of its size Malta is a modern country teeming with life, commerce and industry. In summer particularly there is an air of festivity throughout the whole Island - the seaside is dotted with the fire of a thousand barbeques, and every week-end there are feasts in different towns and villages in a blaze of colour and with incomparable firework displays.
With 160 years under British rule Malta is the most British place in Europe and the Mediterranean. Any newsagent sells English newspapers of the day. Students coming to Malta have every opportunity to practise their English since the language is widely spoken.
Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, is situated on a narrow stretch of land in the north of the country. The city's two harbours have earned it the name of "City of Sails".
Auckland has magnificent beaches and perfect sailing conditions. A boat trip to the islands in the Hauraki Gulf is an experience not to be missed. Auckland is the financial and business centre of New Zealand and, as such, it naturally offers attractive shopping amenities, for example the Atrium on Elliott Street. The largest collection of Polynesian and Maori art in the world is on show at the Auckland Museum. Those who wish to see typical New Zealand bush can take a trip through the Waitakere Ranges in West Auckland .
Situated on a lake with a beautiful view of the Swiss alps, Zurich is Switzerland's largest city and Switzerland's key financial, cultural and educational center. The picturesque old city with cobbled streets flanked by town houses, ancient churches, boutiques and street cafés contrasts with the modern architecture of the financial district. With its cinemas, theaters, the world famous opera house, the university and the internationally recognised ETH, museums and galleries, Zurich with its beautiful surroundings has something to offer for every taste. Relaxing piano bars, and lounges as well as nightclubs playing music styles ranging from Hip-Hop and House to Jazz and traditional Swiss folk music can be found throughout the city.
One of the world's most developed public transport systems affords easy access to the surrounding villages, vineyards, mountains and beyond. From here you can go hiking, mountain-biking, swimming in summer or skiing in winter. Further afield, the cities of Basel, Berne and Lucerne can be reached within an hour by train. Geneva and Lausanne, at three hours, takes a little longer but the extra time spent is rewarded by the spectacular views along the way. Situated in the centre of Europe, Switzerland is an ideal base from which to visit the surrounding countries of Austria, France, Germany and Italy.
Boston lies in the heart of New England on the coast of the state of Massachusetts. Boasting over 400 universities, colleges, and higher learning institutions, Boston is famous as an educational and cultural center. Unique to New England are the breathtaking colors of the fall foliage, but at any time of the year, New England is a beautiful place to visit.
The LSI Boston language school is located on the borders of Chinatown and the Theatre and Financial Districts, close to subway, bus and commuter train stations. We offer a variety of executive English courses for management and other professionals, from one-to-one business English lessons and intensive Compact Courses to our Mini Group course that offers you more free time to experience the city. Our school is fully equipped for the professional English student, with facilities including a student resource library, internet access and a lounge.
As the major business and cultural center of the United States, New York is rightly proud of its leading role and long tradition in American history. From commerce to politics, ballet to sporting events, New York has it all.
New York is a city of islands, and consists of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Manhattan, at the heart of the city, is a narrow island approximately 12 miles long and 3 miles wide and is the place where everyone wants to be. Commuters pour into Manhattan from the outer boroughs and surrounding areas every morning to work and to play.
It is in Manhattan where you find Central Park, Fifth Avenue and the Shopping District, Broadway and the Theatre District, Greenwich Village/SoHo and the Artist's District, and the Wall Street Stock Exchange. In addition, you can enjoy the many excellent museums, restaurants, and sights that make New York famous -the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations, and the Empire State Building. .
San Diego's location, in the southernmost part of California on a beautiful natural harbor, offers opportunities for swimming, surfing, windsurfing and biking on one of the sandy Pacific coast beaches. Nearby mountains and the deserts of Nevada offer contrasting scenery and a chance for different activities. Los Angeles, Las Vegas and The Grand Canyon are all within easy reach of San Diego, and the Mexican border is only a 45 minute trip away.
Berkeley, home of the world famous University of California, is a colorful and friendly, student-oriented city that lies just across the bay from San Francisco. Located in Northern California, the San Francisco Bay Area affords a wealth of famous attractions and tourist sites. Berkeley itself has beautiful parks, great restaurants and shopping, and the attractions of San Francisco are just a short bus or train ride away. To the North and West is the Gold Country, where gold was discovered in 1849, and the Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks are just a short drive away.