Under a nice warm sun today College of San Mateo came alive with the nervous and excited energy of students starting another new semester. We wish all our international students much success during the Fall 2013 semester. All of our students are welcome to come by the International Student Center with questions about finding their classrooms, registering for classes, buying textbooks, or just to stop by and say hello! Last week was our welcome week for students, faculty and staff of the college. The international students got involved in many different events of the welcome week, including a student panel that gave new faculty the opportunity to hear what college is like for students. Javokhir of Uzbikstan, a new international student to CSM from Uzbikstan, was the international student participant on the panel. After the event, he had the opportunity to meet with the Chancellor of our San Mateo Community College District, and had lunch with the President of the college. “I always dreamed about being in America, but I could never imagine my life like this,” Javokhir said when asked about his day.