Sixty-one new international students arriving from as far as Mongolia and Uzbekistan, and as near as Canada, excitedly began their academic careers here at College of San Mateo by attending the International Student Orientation. The two-day orientation was held on Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17.
The students from 18 different countries were welcomed to the college by Vice President of Student Services Jennifer Hughes and Dean of Enrollment Services Dr. Henry Villareal. The new students were given a campus tour, learned about college academics, and introduced to student life. ISC staff also led a group of new students on a tour of the Hillsdale shopping area where the students learned firsthand how to use samTRANS and Caltrains as well as explored the mall.
The ISC is expecting an additional 20 students to arrive to the college during the beginning of August. The total number of international students for the Fall 2013 semester is estimated at more than 190.