ISP Orientation The International Student Program (ISP) hosted a Virtual Welcome Event for incoming international students on August 10, 2021.

The Interim Vice President of Instruction, Danni Redding Lapuz and Dean of Global Learning Programs and Services, Russell Waldon, opened the event by welcoming the students to Skyline College. Dean Russell Waldon shared how important International Education is for the entire Skyline College community. “As ISP students begin their educational journey at Skyline College, the students share different perspectives and we all learn about other cultures.” Chikako Walker, Interim Program Manager for ISP, then went over some of the F1 visa rules and regulations to ensure that students were aware of how to maintain their status.  She also talked about the Safe Return to Campus.

We shared a Padlet icebreaker of “Where Do You Want to Go When You Get to the Bay Area?” Some of the new ISP students also played Kahoot reviewing some of the campus resources and were invited to join the International Student Club. Students had the opportunity to meet the staff and get to know who to reach for support.

For questions or inquiries, please contact the Skyline College International Student Program at 650-738-7021/7179, or email the


Article by Michelle Amaral
Photo by Clair Yeo-Sugajski

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