Mix & Mentor!

Mix & Mentor: 3rd Week Check-in

Friday, January 24th was the first gathering of Mix & Mentor! Mix & Mentor, often referred to as M&M is a quarter long program organized by our International Peer Mentors (IPM), where international students gather every Friday at 12:30PM to converse and discuss about their experience of being a student at Shoreline Community College. Each Friday is a different theme, with guest speakers and/or activities.

Last Friday’s M&M was the “3rd Week Check-in” session. The afternoon consisted of various activities, starting with an ice breaker discussion questions, next students break into smaller groups to go over case studies with IPM as discussion leaders and then with a panel where students can ask questions. The panel consisted of:

  • Lauren Wilson – English as a Second Language Instructor

  • Joanna Haeck – English Instructor

  • Cynthia Okawara – Academic Advisor

  • Cassie Kwon – Student Engagement Manager

  • Aigerim (Angie) Shintemirva – IPM and student

The afternoon ended with an opportunity for students to mingle and chat with peers, faculty and staff members with light refreshment and food.

The next M&M is Friday, January 31st starting at 12:30PM in the Quiet Dining Room (9208) with the “Welcoming Party!” There will be delicious food, interactive activities and our ISOP volunteers will be recognized for their hard work. We look forward to seeing you there!


Cassie Kwon

Student Engagement Manager, IE


Join us for Lunar New Year Celebration!

 On January 30, 2014, the International Education department teamed up with the Confucius Institute of Washington State to offer a traditional Chinese Spring Festival celebration on campus. Over 480 students, faculty and staff attended the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration.  Participants learned how to make Chinese dumplings and paper-cuts and also write Chinese calligraphy.

This event was made possible by a grant the College received from the Confucius Institute of Washington to promote Chinese language and culture on campus and in the community.

“We are thankful for these kinds of opportunities to promote cultural awareness and global understanding,” said Diana Sampson, Executive Director of International Education.  According to Spring Festival tradition, 2014 is the year of horse. People who are born in the year of horse are often described as friendly, positive, sophisticated, bright, cheerful, popular and fun loving. We wish everyone a Happy Lunar New Year, prosperity and success in the Year of the Horse.



Winter ISOP 2014!

We have the 2014 Winter International Student Orientation Program (ISOP) this entire week. Over 100 students and parents from different countries and continents come to our campus to embark their new journey in the US.
For many of them, this is their first time in the US. They are nervous about the new environment, but excited for the challenges. They are anxious about the unknowns, but anticipating the opportunities. Please see the pictures and share our students’ excitement.
Shoreline President Daryl Campbell gave the welcoming remarks. This is probably the first “seminar” for our students. What we have learned? Raise hands, participate and engage! We have started our journey here at Shoreline.
Start here, go anywhere!
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