This spring, Skyline College is even more diverse! The International Student Program (ISP) welcomed 44 new international students from 17 countries for the Spring 2015 semester. This allows us to add some new names to our list of countries, including Ukraine, Egypt and Jordan. A large portion of the new students come from Asia and the rest from countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
The New International Student Orientation was held January 13-15, and included a variety of activities and guidance from various offices and volunteers. During the three day orientation, new students had an opportunity to get to know each other through ice breaking activities and meals. Three Skyline College students, Brittney Sneed, Mark Devon Gustave and Yidi Feng, took a leading role in these activities, sharing their own personal experience and knowledge of student life at Skyline College with the new students. They also demonstrated the WebSmart system and answered general questions about the campus. Representatives from the Counseling Office and Assessment Center were there as well, taking the extra time and care to ensure these new students a smooth transition into their academic lives at Skyline College with placement tests and class registration.
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 Manager, Wissem Bennani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article by Chikako Walker | Photo by Michelle Fowler