ISOP underway for international students


International students, along with their family and friends, came to Shoreline Community College on Dec. 29, 2014 to get ready for the start of winter quarter classes.

The International Student Orientation Program (ISOP) is an important opportunity for international students to get to know Shoreline and more about the academic and life experience in the U.S., according to International Education Executive Director Diana Sampson.

To make sure they have the best chance for success, all international student are required to attend ISOP. Many students arrive in the U.S. several days ahead of time to get acclimated and some rest before embarking on their U.S. academic experience.

At Shoreline, the ISOP experience is spread out over multiple days and includes:

  • Math and English placement tests

  • A campus tour given by American students

  • Academic advising and registration for classes

  • Meetings with International Education staff

  • Seminars about life and study in the USA

  • A tour of Seattle

While most international students start in fall quarter, Shoreline staff members conduct ISOP before every quarter to make sure each new student is as prepared as possible.

Shoreline offers educational opportunities to students from around the world, with nearly 40 nationalities represented on campus. The international experience available on campus is also a benefit to domestic students and fulfills one of the college’s goals to prepare all students to be successful in an increasingly globalized world.

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Snowflake Lane

If you think there is no snow in Seattle during holiday season, you are wrong! We brought our students to watch the Snowflake Lane at the Bellevue Collection. It is the 10th year Anniversary this year. The performance is nightly at 7pm from November 28th to December 24th, 2014.

You will see live toy solider drummers, exhilarating music, animated snow characters, glittering lights all surrounded by snow falling every night along Bellevue Way. Seattle does snow every night!







2014 Jingle Bell Run/Walk!

The International Peer Mentors and International Education Staff Members join in the Jingle Bell Walk/Run Event, a 5K run. This event occurs all over the USA, from New York to Alaska. We have been part of this event for more than a decade (12 years). The event is to raise awareness and fight arthritis, a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans. This year the event raised a total of $6,979,189.00. We will be doing this event next year, so hope you can join us then!