International Student Scholarship Banquet: Brasil Sensacional!

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Contact: Kristy Magner · · 504-864-7550

Location: St. Charles Room, 1st Floor, Danna Center

Cost: $10 students, $20 Loyola faculty & staff, $30 general admission Get Tickets

Explore how Brazil meets New Orleans. The Center for International Education and the International Student Association at Loyola University New Orleans invite the Loyola and New Orleans community to celebrate Brazil at the International Student Scholarship Banquet Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m., in the St. Charles Room located in the Danna Student Center.

The scholarship banquet, in its 11th year, is an annual fundraiser for international students on F-1 visas who are ineligible for need-based, federal financial aid and most types of scholarships. Each year, the International Student Association and the Center for International Education, which sponsor the banquet, highlight a country to showcase and celebrate its culture, food and crafts.

This year, "Brasil Sensacional!" is the theme and attendees will enjoy a night of Brazilian cuisine, music and dancing. Annie Gibson, Ph.D., from Tulane University will speak about "Brazil in New Orleans: An Overview of Brazilian-New Orleanian Interactions from the 19th Century to Present." The banquet will also feature a silent auction with items from around the world.

Music and entertainment will be provided by Casa Samba, which is a traditional Brazilian dance troupe based in New Orleans. Casa Samba's performances combine traditional music, vocals, theater, dance and drumming to capture the spirit of Carnival in Brasil, Afro- Brasilian traditions and history.

Tickets are $10 students, $20 for Loyola faculty and staff and $30 for general admission. Tables of nine are offered for $200. All proceeds benefit the International Student Scholarship Fund.

For additional information or to purchase tickets contact the Center for International Education at 504-864-7550 or or visit


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