Sharon Zhang is a student from Beijing, China. She joined the Shoreline family for Fall Quarter, 2012. To better prepare herself for the Nursing program, Sharon is taking Nutrition, English and Math classes this quarter. She would like to transfer to the University of Washington or Seattle Pacific University after graduating from Shoreline in 2015. She enjoys studying at Shoreline a lot and said her academic advisors at the IE office are really friendly, patient, and helpful.
Sharon loves her American host family, who treat her as their own daughter. Sharon told us, “My host family not only helped me improve my English, but to also understand American culture through different activities!”
Sharon loves to do her homework at our library:
Sharon learned how to cook brownies from her host family:
Sharon plays with her host sister on the trampoline:
Halloween, on October 31st is an important cultural holiday in the USA. On this holiday, people dress up by wearing a costume and at night children knock on people’s houses for candy by saying, “Trick or Treat!” 344 Shoreline Community College students celebrated the holiday together at the Halloween Festival, an event hosted by International Peer Mentors, Arts & Entertainment Board, Asian Student Association and Hong Kong Student Association. The festival consisted of various activities, including traditional Halloween games and dance.
The International Peer Mentors, more commonly referred to as IPM, hosted several events, such as the Donut Eating Activity, Pumpkin Carving Contest and Costume Contest, all traditional Halloween games. In addition, the IPM recruited international students to volunteer and assist in leading these various games. Like the IPM Facebook Page to learn about future events and volunteer opportunities.
Written by Cassie Kwon