Student In ParisSkyline College student Darwin Velasquez is studying in Paris this semester.  Along with 70 other students from around Northern California he is participating in a unique program that allows him to earn community college credits while studying abroad. Not only will he earn 12 units of college credit that is pre-approved for transfer – he is also building the global perspective needed for success in our globalized economy.

In a recent letter Darwin says:

“After all the struggles, stress and uncomfortable situations, I learned that impossible dreams come true regardless of your immigration status or financial situation. It has been an extraordinary experience that I will never forget. Studying in Paris has benefited me academically and in my personal life. Don’t be afraid to pursue your impossible dreams.”

For more information on study abroad opportunities at Skyline College, visit our website:

Now accepting applications Spring Semester in Florence, Italy and Fall Semester in Barcelona, Spain!

Article by Gary Fleener