On Thursday 21st March, 2024 the International Student Club (ISC), in collaboration with the International Student Program (ISP), celebrated Easter with a fun picnic, egg painting and scavenger hunt on the Skyline College campus. The event served as a fun introduction to the western festivities for the 18 members, most of whom were international students and who weren’t familiar with the traditions of Easter.

The clear and sunny Thursday afternoon was a perfect time for ISC’s picnic plans. The officers, members, and accompanying friends sat down and had light conversations while enjoying bento boxes from House of Fusion, which included several options like tonkatsu and teriyaki chicken, paired with miso soup. Some of the officers took this time to hide about a hundred easter eggs for the upcoming scavenger hunt. Right after lunch, everyone moved on to paint their own wooden Easter eggs, which gave everyone a chance to show off their creativity and work together. ISC’s Secretary, Shwe Thel Nway, took a spin on painting an egg in the image of a nostalgic traditional Burmese toy, Pyit Tine Htaung (Tumbling Kelly). An interesting fact about this toy is that no matter how you throw it on the floor, it will always land upwards.

While the painted eggs were left to dry, as the first hour of the event came to an end, the Easter Egg scavenger hunt officially began. ISC’s Vice President, Mabel Lynn, explained the game to the members as they eagerly lined up for the hunt. The hunt consisted of a total of ten prizes: 2 golden eggs for a bunny plushie and a Miffy keychain each, 4 special eggs for a bunny plushie each, and 4 merchandised folders each for those who traded in 10 normal eggs, as a way to get everyone feel rewarded for their participation.

William, an ISP Student Ambassador, and Mei Lee from Skyline’s MCPR were the two winners of the grand prizes. The hunt ended with a majority of the participants receiving prizes, with an honorable mention of Lasheana, another Student Ambassador from ISP, who found a whopping 19 eggs. Afterwards, everyone voluntarily helped with the clean up and went home with their prizes and newfound memories.

The International Student Program is part of the Global Learning Programs and Services Division. ISP will continue to provide services and programs for international students and the entire Skyline College community. If you want to learn more about future ISP programs and events, contact the ISP office at skyinternational@smccd.edu.

Article by Zwe Mann Kyaw | Photos by Mabel Lynn

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