International Students WelcomeOn August 11, 2021, the International Students Program (ISP) hosted a welcome Zoom Meeting for newly admitted Global Online Learning (GOL) students. The GOL program provides international students with the opportunity to take online classes through Skyline College, College of San Mateo, or Cañada College without leaving their home countries. GOL is an excellent opportunity for international students to start their college education at home.


This semester, ISP welcomed new GOL students from Indonesia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Myanmar. 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. VPI Danni Redding Lapuz encouraged all the students to explore different topics, feel empowered to have different opinions, and make international friends. Dean Russell Waldon expressed that having international students is valuable to the whole campus community as this may be the only exposure students may have to the international student’s home countries. Students shared posts of their favorite foods, including Fried Rice and Hotpot. ISP staff members also talked about How to Be Successful in Online Learning and showed the college’s online resources, such as the Skyline College Library. The students were encouraged to join the International Student Club and to connect with ISP staff with any questions.


For more information on the GOL program at Skyline College, please contact the ISP office at


Article by Evelyn Rossi & Michelle Amaral

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