Summer Abroad 2016

Au Revoir Paris!

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 11:33:37 AM

by Kendra Lehner 

As our Paris experience came to a close, we were all distraught about leaving this wonderful city behind! Whether we were visiting art museums, exploring the historic streets of Paris, or scouring through vintage thrift shops by the river, we all had allowed the city to occupy a small place in our hearts. New York will always be home, but we had learned so much from this amazing European city!

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Tags: study abroad, Paris, France, Parisian Flair

1,2,3 Off to London We Go!

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 4:42:25 PM

by Kendra Lehner

Our study abroad group had been conquering the streets of Paris for about a solid week now, so naturally we were pros at navigating European culture, right?

Well not quite… We were still nervous about the dangerous amounts of croissants we were consuming daily, our inability to properly pronounce the French dishes on café menus, and our laughable efforts not to look like tourists as we compulsively took pictures of every beautiful building or garden that crossed our paths.

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Tags: London, study abroad, Paris, topshop

Our Encounter with the Pierre Cardin Museum

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 1:38:55 PM

by Kendra Lehner

Pierre Cardin was not a foreign name to us, but we had no idea what was awaiting us behind the humble doors of his Passé-Présent-Futur (Past-Present-Future) museum situated on a quiet street in Paris’s Marais neighborhood. 

On the outside, it looked like any other apartment building: a cozy courtyard off of a cobble stone street, simple pillars outside the door, and delicate windows with flowers. However, the inside was quite a different story.

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Tags: Paris, fashion, Pierre Cardin, Museum

Reflections: Who is the LIM Student?

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 2:56:31 PM

by Kristina Ortiz, Dean of Admissions

Our trip is over...17 days in Paris with students of all ages from all over the U.S. Besides taking in the culture, oh, and the food, (How I love their cheese.), I also observed the ten LIM students on the trip.

My role as Admissions Dean is to know our students and the College and help students find the right fit. When parents or students ask me who the LIM student is, I am confident in my answer. I describe students that I know or research we have gathered on them, but 17 days with these students gave me greater insight and enthusiasm for who the LIM student really is. I describe it below using experiences from our trip.

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Tags: study abroad, Paris, LIM Students

Is Accessible Luxury Cheating?

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 1:03:38 PM

 by Kristina Ortiz, Dean of Admissions

Today in a lecture, Monseiur Patrice de Place taught us that accessible luxury is not luxury. He argued that luxury should not be accessed by all and therefore, accessible luxury brands are "cheaters."

Kristina Ortiz, Dean of Admissions at LIM College, attended a lecture on luxury while in Paris. The lecturer argued that luxury should not be accessed by all and accessible luxury items are "cheaters," as they are accessible to the unwashed masses!

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Tags: Louis Vuitton, luxury brands, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Hermes, logos

The Anatomy of a (Clothing) Collection in Paris

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 1:45:40 PM

by Kendra Lehner

Studying abroad in Paris has been an experience like no other. Our wonderful group on the 2016 summer trip to Paris constantly joke that we are never leaving unless we can take the city back with us to New York!

Whether we are observing the chic locals at the outdoor cafés, drooling over the freshly baked pastries, or learning from experts in the French fashion industry, we truly get the authentic French experience from all angles.

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Tags: Paris, France, Anatomie D’une, Study Abroad 2016, Palais Galliera

Paris: A Different World Lens

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 3:14:34 PM

by Kristina Ortiz, Director of Admissions

Pop culture, social media, and celebrities are on most of the minds of college students in the U.S. The lucky circumstance of being abroad in Paris is a disconnect from all this. Sorry Kimye :-

Several our our students mentioned wanting to stay in Paris for good. Curious about their early conclusion, (we still have a week-and-a-half here), I asked why?

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Tags: study abroad, social media, Paris, France

The World's Largest Flea Market is in France!

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 3:48:01 PM

by Kristina Ortiz, Dean of Admissions

What do music records, picture frames, Louis XV chairs, beads, and vintage Chanel all have in common? They can all be found at the Le Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, which is considered the largest flea market in the world.

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Tags: Paris, art, Flea Market

Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable!

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 3:27:59 PM

by Kristina Ortiz, Dean of Admissions

Traveling to France can be intimidating if you don't know French. Am I saying the right thing, will they understand me.....will I get the right order, will I find the restroom?

We Americans tend to be timid and anxious. So, how can you travel and get it right? Well, accept that you may not get it right and get comfortable with being uncomfortable. We should be respectful and learn some basics about the culture and language of the country we are visiting.

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Tags: Paris, speaking, Summer Abroad, French