On January 14, 2022, the International Students Program (ISP) hosted a welcome Zoom Meeting for new Global Online Learning (GOL) students. The GOL program gives international students an opportunity to take Skyline College courses online without leaving their home country.

This semester, ISP welcomed new GOL students from Myanmar, India, Taiwan and the Philipines. The meeting kicked off with the Interim Vice President of Instruction, Danni Redding Lapuz, and Dean of Global Learning Programs and Services, Russell Waldon, welcoming the students to our campus community. During the ice breaking activities, ISP staff and GOL students shared their favorite food on Padlet. Students were shy at first, but they began to open up as they were introducing their favorite food from their home countries! ISP Counselor, Carlos Romero, also talked about how to be a successful student in remote learning and showed the college’s online resources, such as the Skyline College Library and Learning Center. Additionally, the on campus ISP student ambassadors from India, Myanmar, China and Brazil have shared their own student experiences and provided advice to the new GOL students.

For more information on the GOL program at Skyline College, please contact the ISP office at skyinternational@smccd.edu


Article by Chikako Walker

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