The week of March 28th to April 2nd was International Students Week at Lafayette College, also known as Extravaganza Week. It is a week-long celebration of all the cultures and traditions on campus. Starting from Monday, we have "brownbag talks" which cover different parts of the world. The most important events are not until Friday and Saturday night. On Friday, there is a Food Tasting, where international students cook dishes from home. On Saturday, there is the Grande Finale where we prepare performances and showcase them in our Arts Center.
This Extravaganza week was very special. Sheila, Denyse, Sandrine, and Peninah were all there! All the SHE CAN Scholars in the Lehigh Valley got together and prepared a Rwandan Dance known as Amaraba. The day of the performance filled us with so much joy. We rehearsed for hours, and spent time with everyone who we do not get to see often. When the performance was near, we piled in Flavia’s room, a fellow SHE CAN scholar at Lafayette, to put on our traditional costumes called Imikenyero. The dance went amazingly and I felt so much pride representing Rwanda. We all looked fabulous in our imikenyero and that marked the best day in this semester.
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