international studentsOn Wednesday May 18, the International Student Program hosted their annual End of Year Party in the Multi-cultural center. The event was attended by over thirty International students, faculty members and Skyline College students. The event was hosted by Wissem Bennani, who welcomed the attendees and introduced the graduating students of the International Student Program.

Dr. Tammy Robinson, Dean of the Global Learning Programs and Services Division, presented the students with certificates of appreciation and Skyline College mementoes. Some of the students who received an award are transferring to prestigious universities such as UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, San Francisco State University, University of British Columbia and others.  The students shared their experiences studying at Skyline College, and two students, Roma Feng and Donway Dioceldo Sy, provided comprehensive information about their success in transferring from Skyline College.

Roma Feng believed that her engagement in the International office, as well as the International Student Club provided valuable experience for her. Roma also shared how the services at Skyline College such as the Learning center, Counselling Department and Transfer Center helped her transfer successfully. Donway divulged how he secured numerous scholarships through his involvement in student organizations. Donway completed an internship at the GLPS office as well as being the president of Phi Theta Kappa, the honors society, and he was an honors transfer student. He explained how the personal statement that is submitted along with college applications is what makes students stand out from others and that skills learned through these organizations are invaluable. The event was a huge success and all of the attendees enjoyed lunch together after the event.

We look forward to celebrating more events with you! Please contact the ISP office at or call (650) 738-7021 for more information.

Article by Sujaya Chandran | Photo by Holly Zhou