UCLA Group PictureThe Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS) Program at Skyline College sponsored its annual southern California university tour during Spring Break.  Over twenty-five EOPS students participated in this year’s trip.

As part of the southern California university tour, EOPS students visited UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, and CSU Northridge.  At each university, students toured the campus and learned about the various academic departments as well as resources designed to help them accomplish their educational goals.

At UCLA, EOPS students interacted with transfer students, including a Skyline College alumna who is currently in her final year at UCLA.  They shared valuable information about transferring as well as their personal experiences being a transfer student at UCLA.

This year, EOPS students also had the opportunity to visit the Museum of Tolerance (MOT), where they toured various exhibits, including the Holocaust and Tolerance Exhibits.  During the visit to MOT, EOPS students and staff also heard a Holocaust survivor speak and share his story as a young child during the Holocaust.  Truly an emotional and powerful experience!

The EOPS southern California university tour was a tremendous success, which helped promote the goal of transferring to a four-year university among EOPS students!

Article by Jessica Lopez