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W&L’s SAIL to Present Evening Abroad

— by on March 17th, 2008

Washington and Lee University’s SAIL, the Student Association for International Learning, will present their 12th annual cultural showcase, Evening Abroad, on Thursday, March 20, from 8-10 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.

Evening Abroad is an annual celebration of all the wonderful diversity present at W&L. It is a chance for individuals to showcase a part of their culture, their food, dance, song, fashion or whatever they decide.

The purpose of SAIL, an umbrella organization composed of the Outreach Committee (OC), the International Student Alliance (ISA) and the International Development and Relief Group (IDRG), is to promote, finance and coordinate campus wide and internal activities, which increases international awareness on campus. Together, these three committees organize programming that helps to raise awareness of and celebrate the different cultures on the W&L campus, help international students acclimate more smoothly into the W&L community and to life in the United States, and to acknowledge persisting struggles abroad and actively coordinate fundraisers aimed at helping make the world a better place. SAIL often works in coordination with W&L’s Center of International Education.