On February 1, 2019, Skyline College students—international and domestic alike—faculty and staff members gathered at the Multicultural Center for the International Student Program’s kickoff event, the International Student Mixer. The mixer was an excellent opportunity for all members of the Skyline College community to get together for some fun!
The event was well-attended, starting off with brief welcome notes from the Dean of Global Learning Programs & Services, Russell Waldon, and the ISP manager, Dr. Wissem Bennani. This was followed by an energetic icebreaker which brought out everyone’s competitive spirits and got the party going. The highlight of the event was an African dance to the tune of “Sensima” by Skiibii featuring Reekado Banks which was led by Abiodun Foresythe, Ovie Ogege and Gloria Ewuradjoa Wilson. The trio wowed the crowd with their dancing moves and confidence, paving the way for others to begin dancing as well. Meanwhile, for the non-dancers in attendance, a Super Mario Party game was set up on the big screen and students took turns playing the mini games with gusto.
Additionally, students were introduced to various popular American snacks such as Flaming Hot Cheetos and Chex Mix. The unanimous crowd favorite was the root beer float, a classic American diner staple, consisting of root beer and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
The party was a great success, with new friendships forged and new culinary treats savored!
Article by Clair Yeo-Sugajski | Photo by Zaw Min Khant