Spring 2014 Class Registration
Yes, it is time to start thinking about Spring 2014 registration! The class schedule for the spring 2014 is now available online through WebSchedule. International Students with an updated education plan will start registering for classes on November 5. You can come by the International Student Center to confirm if your education plan is updated.

Let’s Chat! a Language Partner Program
We are excited to announce “Let’s Chat!” a language partner program that pairs a native English speaker with a non-native speaker to engage in English language conversation practice throughout the semester. This is a great way for you to develop communication skills and get to know someone from another culture. If you’re interested, complete the Let’s Chat Information and Application and submit it to the International Student Center.

Free! Student Leadership Conference
A free three-day student leadership conference is being offered by the Office of Student Life and Leadership. This is a great opportunity you should not pass up! You’ll learn important skills, meet other student leaders, and can include this activity on your scholarship and transfer applications. The next information session is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16 at 3 p.m. in Building 17, Room 112. Topics to be covered are: discovering new leadership skills, conflict resolution techniques, communication skills, and much more.

Get Cultured
The College of San Mateo Symphonic Band is performing on Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is only $5.

Meet the Ambassadors
CSM’s student ambassadors are an important part of the life the campus. Come meet the 2013-14 student ambassadors at an afternoon ice cream social on Monday, October 14 at 2 p.m. Please RSVP at csmoutreach@smccd.edu.

Three Sources of Exam Help
U.S. News and World Report hosts an international student blog. This week they offered tips on how international students can get help with exams. Those tips are: 1. Go to your teacher’s office hours; 2. Talk to senior students; 3. Ask the professor what is most important to know. Visit their blog for more details.

Hike of the Week
A personal favorite of the International Student Center staff is the Edgewood Park Trail in Redwood City. It is short 2 mile hike when you just need to get away and be among the trees and hills. Although there isn’t a whole lot of shade on the trail, it’s proximity makes for an easy way to reconnect with the nature on the Peninsula.