international students at orientationThe International Student Program at Skyline College welcomed about one hundred new international students from 27 countries during the fall 2016 international student orientations. The attendees received valuable information on the following topics: F-1 visa regulations, employment, cultural adjustment, safety and security, immigration laws, health insurance coverage, and academic expectations.

The main international student orientation was held on August 2 and it was opened by the Dean of Global Learning Programs and Services, Dr. Tammy Robinson. In addition to the ISP staff, a total of nine international student ambassadors helped in the organization of the different events. The four-day orientation included the following activities: an International Student Club panel, The Learning Center presentation, a campus tour, a counseling presentation, an International Student Club reception, placement testing, class registration, and a cultural tour of the city of San Francisco.

The ISP staff want to thank the participants for helping to make this orientation a success. The 4 days ran smoothly. The International Student Orientation is a 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 community. If you are interested in learning more about future ISP programs and events, contact ISP office at or call (650) 738-7021.

Article by Wissem Bennani