Informational Meetings for India, France and Japan Community TravelLast month, the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) Study Abroad Office held informational meetings at Skyline College and College of San Mateo for members of our community interested in traveling with the upcoming Community Travel Programs to India (February 2020), France (June 2020), and Japan (October 2020). The SMCCCD Community Travel Program is a curated, small-group travel experience for adults and life-long learners. Participants travel with an SMCCCD representative and local tour manager as they enjoy local food, special attractions, and guided sightseeing. Click here for the upcoming Community Travel postcard.

Nearly sixty community members attended the October informational meetings to learn about upcoming travel abroad tours. Registration links for the programs opened on October 30, and several programs immediately began to fill.

SMCCCD Study Abroad will hold two information sessions next week as well:

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | College of San Mateo, College Heights, Building 10, Room 468.
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Skyline College, Building 6, Room 6-202

Interested travelers may RSVP online for either session.

The Community Travel Program was created as a way for Skyline College to connect with the larger community of San Mateo County, as well as to help our students live and learn in other countries. For many college students, study abroad is a special goal of their undergraduate years; however, financially, the experience is often out of reach. With the Community Travel Program, $500 (tax-deductible) of each participant’s registration fee goes directly into the SMCCCD Foundation for Study Abroad Scholarship Fund, helping to make transformative global opportunities more accessible for our students.

The Community Travel Program is part of the SMCCCD Study Abroad Program—a district-wide study abroad program housed in the Global Learning Programs and Services Division at Skyline College.  For more information about SMCCCD Study Abroad and Community Travel Program opportunities, please contact Zaid Ghori at or (650) 738-7088 or Stephanie Wells at You can also learn more by visiting the SMCCD Study Abroad Facebook page or Instagram page @smcccd_study_abroad.

Article and Photo by Stephanie Wells

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