An International Art Experience

ART heard around the world. Last weekend, Dec 5th through Dec 9th, Miami Beach, Florida hosted the 12th edition of Art Basel. Art Basel is the most prestigious art show in the United States. “More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.” The world’s most respected art dealers showcased exhibitions, galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art featuring both renounced artists, as well as cutting-edge newcomers. Retrieved: December 11, 2012 http://miamibeach.artbasel.com/ Talented artists and art lovers from various international countries fled to Miami Beach for the weekend to take part in Art Basel. It is known as one of the “favorite winter meeting place for the international art world”. Students at EC Miami were strongly urged to take part in all the creative excitement flowing through the streets near EC Miami. Seeun Lee, a student at EC Miami, who is originally from Korea, visited the Wynwood Art District on Saturday. “I liked seeing all the people walking around in the streets and also all the bright colors. I went to see the “Food Truck Art”, showcase which featured the first Korean food truck I have ever seen”. Many students took part in Art Basel and visited the scattered shows throughout Miami and enjoyed seeing artists from their home country. EC Miami’s Academic Director, Elisa Campbell said, “It was my first time attending the actual exhibition in the Miami Convention Center, and not just the famous Art Basel parties. It was an extraordinary experience.”  Art Basel is held every year in Miami and truly offers something for everyone. EC Miami and the entire EC Miami staff urges all of our present and future students to showcase their creativity and … Read more

December Student of the Month: Gabriel!

Lynnette, who is our teacher of the month, chose Gabriel from the Low-Intermediate class as her Student of the Month. Gabriel who is from Lausanne, Switzerland and speaks French as his first language has been in Miami since the beginning of November.  We are so happy that he will be here after the holiday break as well, so EC Miami students will be seeing Gabriel around the school until March! Let’s find out more about Gabriel. Student’s Miami Recommendation You absolutely need to go to the Everglades and Bahamas.  It’s a beautiful and fun place!  And if you want a night party?  Go to Mansion Club. Lynnette’s Opinion of Gabriel as a Student Gabriel is organized and responsible; a very hard-working young man who is always eager to learn.  He studies and is kind to others.

December Teacher of the Month: Lynnette!

It may be a short month of classes at EC Miami, but we still want to congratulate the amazing Lynnette Rivers who was chosen as our Teacher of the Month for December. Lynnette, who teaches our Low Intermediate class, is originally from North Miami Beach, so she knows the area very well. She is always smiling and we are so happy that she is teaching here at EC Miami. Keep reading to find out more about Lynnette! Teacher’s Miami Recommendation Try to branch out and visit Ft. Lauderdale! Las Olas Beach or Hollywood beach are also beautiful and full of new places to shop and eat! Teacher’s English Tip Read Read Read! The more you read in English the better your English will become! Reading is super important!  You can read novels or magazines, anything as long as you are reading!!

EC Miami Welcomes Dipshika!

EC Miami is happy to welcome our new International Student Advisor and DSO – Dipshika Karki!  Dipshika will be in charge of all I20’s for EC Miami student’s on an F-1 Student Visa. She will be here to advise students on immigration policy and will be assisting students on a daily basis at the front desk. Dipshika wrote a short bio to share with you: I am so excited to a new member of the EC Miami team! My name is Dipshika Karki and I am the International Student Advisor/DSO for Miami. I am originally from Nepal. My family and I moved to the Washington D.C. in 1997 as a fist generation migrant family. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Previous to this role, I was a Student Support Representative for Institute for Shipboard Education, UVA. I have the privilege of working and studying onboard while circumnavigating the world to 14 countries as a Global Citizen Ambassador. Till date, I have visited almost 19 countries and wish to one day to truly say, “I’ve seen the world”. I truly value education and understand the importance it has on shaping new generations by providing better opportunities for international families. I enjoy dealing with people of various backgrounds while learning new cultural concepts. I am elated to be working for a company who shares and believes in the same core values I do. I look forward to growing alongside the company while being part of a dynamic, forward thinking team.  I have a passion for traveling, music, photography, and design.

Fashion Matters

As it turns out, what you wear DOES matter! In Eric’s Vocabulary elective, students’ memories regarding their fellow classmates’ threads were put to the test.  Students were asked to take a long look at each other, without much more instruction than that.  Minutes later, students had to stand back to back and try to remember what their classmate was wearing drawing from their new clothing vocabulary/language studied in class. The results are in: it turns out EC Miami students do in fact pay attention to what you wear in class!  Thanks Eric for this valuable lesson in clothing items.  It is sure to go a LONG way for our students at EC Miami!