48th Annual Eve of Nations

It’s that time of year again! Every year I look forward to the largest international event in the state of Oklahoma, Eve of Nations.  This year is the 48th year and I’m so glad I got to experience it.

This year I experienced the event from the stands rather than from back stage.  Sitting in dark lloyd noble arena watching different international student groups go on stage and perform took me all around the world.  With every performance it made me long to travel. The culture was addicting, I wanted more, I wanted to experience it first hand. By the end of the night I had added new countries to my bucket list of places to travel to just because the dances were so fun and energetic. I

I am so thankful OU IAC puts on this event every year. It provides a way to travel the world without ever leaving your seat.  I have been blessed with several international travel opportunities, but not every person as that opportunity so Eve of Nations can be that opportunity.  It truly is necessary for people to get out of their comfort zones and experience different cultures and countries.  It adds to the human experience. This event opens the eyes of those who have only experienced Oklahoma or the United States. It opens their eyes to what’s out there.

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