An Exciting Year Ahead at LSE

Update on Bon Voyage events in the U.S.

Sixteen Bon Voyage events were held for U.S.-based students who will attend LSE this fall.  Based on AFLSE records, 237 students attended these events.  The New York chapter of AFLSE  hosted the largest event by far with 83 students attending. 

Following are updates from 4 chapters on their events:


- The Miami Chapter held its annual Bon Voyage Party for new students on Friday, August 12 at Gordon Biersch in Miami.  Two students going to London attended the party.  Five alumni attended and shared their experiences with new students.  

- Alumni in Boston hosted an event at the British Consulate General on Friday, June 24.  There were 47 attendees.  The event drew students from Massachusetts and other states in the Northeast as well as California, Kentucky, North Carolina and Washington, D.C.  Student study plans include international relations, international development, city design, public policy, media and economic history among other areas.  Students, parents and friends expressed great pleasure at the prospect of joining the LSE and said they had greatly enjoyed the reception.

- Alumni in Seattle hosted a Bon Voyage get together at Tap House Grill in Bellevue on Thursday, July 28. The event was attended by 7 students, 5 alumni and 2 guests. It was a success, with students staying later sharing and exchanging with each other. The event was also an opportunity for alumni to catch up on current events, and with so many events going on in the world, it was stimulating discussion. We look forward to an equally successful event next year.

- Alumni in Atlanta hosted a Bon Voyage get together at Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead on Sunday, August 7.  The event was attended by 5 students and 4 alumni.  In addition to local students, students traveled from Tennessee and South Carolina to attend the event.  Students discussed what they will study and also where they will live.  Some of the students have lived and studied abroad in the past and are looking forward to studying at LSE.