On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) Study Abroad Program held a meet-and-greet event for the 28 Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College students who will be studying abroad in Florence, Italy during the Spring 2023 semester with the Northern California Study Abroad Consortium (NCSAC). Students enjoyed some Italian appetizers and the opportunity to get to know their professor and other students from their district with whom they will be travelling.

SMCCCD will send 28 students to Florence as part of a cohort of 110 students from the consortium. Other participating districts include Contra Costa Community College District, Los Rios Community College District and Santa Rosa Junior College. The program is offered in partnership with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS). San Mateo County Community College District has participated in the consortium since 1986.

This semester, students in the program take courses in Economics and Business, Kinesiology, Sociology, and Art and Art History. Cañada College Economics professor, Paul Roscelli, will teach four courses in Florence: Intro to Micro Economics, Intro to Macro Economics, Business Law, and Italian Life and Culture.

SMCCCD Study Abroad is the district-wide study abroad program housed in the Global Learning Programs and Services Division at Skyline College. For more information about studying or interning abroad, faculty teach abroad opportunities, community travel for lifelong learners, visiting international faculty presenters and student scholarship opportunities, please contact Zaid Ghori at ghoriz@smccd.edu. You can also learn more

by visiting the SMCCCD Study Abroad Facebook page or Instagram page @smcccd_study_abroad.

Article by Stephanie Wells. Photo by Zaid Ghori.

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