Skyline College may receive more students from an elite Chinese high school in the coming years. Principal Xiuying Zhang and selected students from Hebei No. 42 High School, Hebei Province, China visited our campus on March 1, 2015. Hebei No.42 High School is one of the most prestigious and most international high schools in China, sending many of its graduates to colleges and universities overseas, including Skyline College.

The visit was co-hosted by the Skyline College Asian Studies Center and the International StudentsInternational Student Program (ISP). Principal Zhang and her students were greeted by Wissem Bennani, ISP Manager, upon their arrival, and they started off with a campus tour guided by Roma Feng, ISP student assistant, and Xing Wei or “Star” – a current Skyline College international student and alumna of Hebei No.42 High School. Following the campus tour, Professor Hui Pate invited her class to join the presentation delivered by Principal Zhang. Through her presentation about intercultural communication, Principal Zhang stressed the importance of cultural exchange and encouraged students to study abroad. After the presentation, students from Skyline College and Hebei No. 42 High School had an opportunity to network and socialize.

ISP will continue to provide international and cultural events and programs for Skyline College students, faculty and staff members and the greater Skyline College community. Please check our future events on the ISP website: www.skylinecollege.edu/international/.

Article and Photo by Chikako Walker