International Clubs at Sweet Briar
General International Clubs
Dancing at the International BanquetThis club was founded to promote international issues and cultures on the Sweet Briar campus. They regularly sponsor programs, field trips, international dinners, and other multi-cultural activities. All students and members of the Sweet Briar community are invited to join this club.
This group is affiliated with the national organization and works with human rights issues.
Specific Language/Culture Clubs
The French Club was formed to bring together students interested in France, its people and its culture. Throughout the year the club sponsors several social gatherings, films and lectures, as well as “la table française,” a table in the dining hall for those who wish to engage in informal French conversation during lunch. “Vive la France!”
German Club MembersThe German Club was formed to provide interested students with the opportunity to speak German outside the classroom and to become acquainted with the history and culture of the country. The club’s activities include: trips to a German restaurant, films, speakers, picnics, a monthly conversation-game hour, slides and travel lectures by students, Christmas caroling and other holiday celebrations, gatherings with students and faculty from VMI (Virginia Military Institute) and W&L (Washington and Lee University), and a traditional German dinner. There is also a German table in the dining hall each week. All interested students are encouraged to participate in the club’s activities, in order to create an atmosphere of Gemütlichkeit among the German-speaking community.
The Italian Club was formed in 1969 in response to the growing interest in the heritage of modern Italy, its culture, its language, and its history. Members of the organization are eager to spread their enthusiasm and do so by sponsoring various activities such as literary discussions, theatrical productions, lecturers, films, informal social gatherings, and an Italian table in the dining hall every week for informal conversation over lunch.
The Spanish Club enables professors and students who are interested in the culture and language of Spain and Latin America to participate in various informal actvities. Activities include slides and lectures by students who recently studied and travelled abroad, films, Scrabble games in Spanish, holiday celebrations, a trip to Washington, D.C. for sight-seeing and a Spanish meal, and a weekly discussion table in the dining hall during lunch.