By KT Kelly /// Staff Writer
Half of Lewis & Clark’s undergraduates study abroad, but students don’t even have to leave the campus to experience culture from all corners of the world.
The International Students of Lewis & Clark will be holding their 50th Annual International Fair on March 7. The day will include a brunch in the Templeton Campus Center, a fashion show and dance performance in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel, according to Mariane Diaw, the Vice President of ISLC.
The country coordinators have been working on the event since last year, and the theme of this year’s fair is “A Golden Affair: Stories of Half a Century.” The fair is open to alumni and members of the community.
Because the fair has been going on for half a century, Diaw expects it to be the best yet. “We are asking our country coordinators to incorporate traditional culture with modern culture,” Diaw said. “In each dance, half of it will be traditional dancing from its respective country, and the other half will be modern dance.”
The International Fair is a great event for the international students at LC, and almost every region of the world will be represented. “It is an important event because the country coordinators are able to express their country’s culture and share with the rest of the community,” Diaw said.
Not only is the fair the biggest annual ISLC event, but it is also serves as a link to campus. “The role of the ISLC is to try to bridge the gap between international and domestic students and one of the ways we do that is through the International Fair,” Diaw said.