Lawrence International is one of the largest organizations at Lawrence University, connecting the international community with American students on campus. It organizes campus-wide events including dance formals, ethnic dinners, picnics, and so much more. International students themselves describe LI as “the comprehension and interaction of all the cultures around the world” (Vicky Jhong Chung, ‘14), “a bond that ties people who have different stories and cultures together” (Vishvesh Subramanian, ‘13), and “a community where ideas are exchanged, cultures are shared and lasting friendships are formed” (Regina Hammond, ‘13). Approximately 180 Lawrence students (out of 1,450) identify themselves with the international community, either through citizenship or personal background. Current Lawrence students call the following countries home:
Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liberia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vietnam, and more!