The Global Learning Programs and Services Division hosted a meet and greet reception for members of the community who have enrolled in the Sicily and Ireland Community Travel Programs on April 18, 2018. The reception was an opportunity for participants to meet each other and the Skyline College representatives accompanying them during the trips. The Sicily tour is scheduled from June 6 – 16, 2018 and the Ireland tour from June 14 – 25, 2018. The tours are operated by the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS).

Lavinia Zanassi, Counselor for Career Services at Skyline College and Stephanie Wells, Program Services Coordinator for Study Abroad at Skyline College are the representatives traveling with the community participants to Sicily and Ireland, respectively. They presented on both trips and their respective experiences in Sicily and Ireland.

The GLPS Community Travel Program is one of the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) Study Abroad programs. The Community Travel Program is designed as a scholarship fundraiser for students at Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College who wish to participate in SMCCCD’s study abroad programs and need financial assistance to achieve their academic travel goals. Participants in the two forthcoming trips come from various cities in San Mateo County including Burlingame, Menlo Park, Pacifica, Palomar Park, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Mateo and South San Francisco.

SMCCCD Study Abroad is the district-wide study abroad program housed at the Global Learning Programs and Services Division at Skyline College. For more information about the program, and Community Travel Program opportunities please visit the SMCCCD Study Abroad website or contact Zaid Ghori at

Article by Zaid Ghori | Photo credit: Stephanie Wells

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