Last month, the International Student Program (ISP) hosted its semi-annual field trip to the iconic and well-known Golden Gate Park as well as the breathtaking Ocean Beach. More than twenty students, all coming from a variety of nations, participated in the tour.
At 3pm, students met ISP staff at the Skyline College shuttle bus stop to get a ride to the Daly City BART Station. At the BART station, they caught Muni Bus 28 to 19th Ave and Lincoln in San Francisco, right on the western edge of Golden Gate Park. After a quick pit stop for coffee, students headed for Stow Lake to see the famous Stow Lake bridge, Golden Gate Pavilion, gift shop, and the beautiful Strawberry Hill Waterfall. Then, they passed by Spreckels Lake, the Bison Paddock, before finally ending up at the Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden to see the colorful tulips and windmill.
The tour concluded with students and staff going to Ocean Beach to watch the panoramic sunset. Students collaborated to build a bonfire and then learned how to make smores, a popular American snack consisting of a melted marshmallow, chocolate, and graham crackers. Over sandwiches and smores, students bonded over their shared experiences. Soon, it was time to head back. Overall, the event was a huge success because it was the students’ first time visiting the location, and they were able to have fun and meet new people along the way.
The International Student Program is part of the Global Learning Programs and Services Division. ISP will continue to provide services and programs for international students as well as for the entire Skyline College community. If you are interested in learning more about future ISP programs and events, contact ISP office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article and photos by Lasheana Dilian Husni.