zoom Screen Shot SMCCCD Study Abroad congratulates two Skyline College students, Russell Harmon and Kaileiani Louie, who are transferring to the Rennes School of Business in France this Fall to complete the International Bachelor Program in Management over the 2020-2021 academic year. They will be the second cohort of Skyline College alumni to transfer to the Rennes School of Business through the Campus France Program, a recipient of the 2019-2020 Skyline College President’s Innovation Fund.

The Campus France Program provides scholarships for SMCCCD Business students to transfer to the Rennes School of Business in France to complete their bachelor’s degree in one year. The program is grounded in Skyline College’s mission to empower and transform a global community of learners and its goal to make high-impact practices and transformative educational experiences like studying abroad accessible for all students who wish to participate.

Furthermore, in 2018, Skyline College was one of only ten U.S. institutions selected by the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C. to receive a grant for the new Transatlantic Mobility Program. This program aims to strengthen the historic ties between the United States and France by diversifying and doubling the number of students from France and the United States studying abroad in both countries by 2025.

In July of this past summer, SMCCCD Study Abroad hosted a virtual pre-departure info session, that connected fall 2020 transfer students with current Rennes SB students. Current students shared their experiences with everything from adjusting to the French academic system, finding housing, and getting around town, to settling into life in France.

We wish Russell and Kaileiani a successful year!

SMCCCD Study Abroad is the district-wide study abroad program housed in the Global Learning Programs and Services Division at Skyline College. For more information about studying or interning abroad, faculty teach abroad opportunities, community travel for lifelong learners, visiting international faculty presenters and student scholarship opportunities, please contact Zaid Ghori at ghoriz@smccd.edu or (650) 738-7088 or Stephanie Wells at wellss@smccd.edu. You can also learn more by visiting the SMCCD Study Abroad Facebook page or Instagram page @smcccd_study_abroad.

Article by Stephanie Wells


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