International Student OrientationThe International Student Program at Skyline College welcomed more than sixty new international students from 18 countries during the spring 2017 international student orientations. The attendees received valuable information on the following topics: F-1 visa regulations, employment, cultural adjustment, safety and security, immigration laws, and academic expectations.

The main international student orientation was held on January 9, 2017. It was opened by the Dean of Global Learning Programs and Services, Dr. Tammy Robinson. In addition to the ISP staff, a total of eight international student ambassadors helped in the organization of the different events. The three-day orientation included the following activities: International Student Club panel, campus tour, counseling presentation, International Student Club reception, placement testing, and class registration.

The ISP staff want to thank the participants for helping to make this orientation a success. The three days ran smoothly. The International Student Orientation is an important event for international students’ success and it wouldn’t be possible without the assistance of the volunteers who helped to prepare ahead of time, and worked during the event itself. 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 or call (650) 738-7021.

Article & Photo by Wissem Bennani