Lawrence International is one of the largest student organizations at Lawrence University, connecting the international community with American students on campus. It organizes campus-wide events including dance formals, ethnic dinners, picnics, cultural activities, the annual Cabaret, and so much more. International students themselves describe LI as “an organization that strives to make a home for international students and domestic students alike, is a grounds for cultural integration, and a safe space for all” (Kazuma Noguchi '19) that includes “friends, family, fun, and luckily sometimes even food! ” (Daniel Vaca '19 ). Tamanna Akram ‘18 confirms, “LI has been my support system from day one. It is where global-minded people come together and create a diverse community at Lawrence. The platform that LI provides is unique and it gives an extraordinary chance to its members to represent their cultures and learn about different ones around them." Over 239 Lawrence students (out of 1,500) identify themselves with the international community, either through citizenship or personal background. Current Lawrence students call the following places home:
Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and more!