One Student’s Experience in Jamaica

Even you are an international student, you can study aboard at Shoreline! We have one student from China went to Jamaica last summer and she is here to share her life -changing expeirence.

We will have two international students go to South Africa this August. Start Here, Go Anywhere!







Shoreline Study Abroad

For more than ten years running, Shoreline psychology instructor Bob Thompson has been taking students to a rural area in the Blue Mountains to work in local schools and learn about Jamaican life and culture from the community.

Every single person we’ve talked to about this study abroad program has been deeply affected by the lessons they learned about the world and about themselves. We decided to record a brief interview with one of these students so she could share her powerful experience with all of you.

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2015 Community College Master Teacher Institute

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Human Migration and Refugees: Peril and Hope

Please join us for a two day curriculum development workshop on migration, refugees, and immigrant communities.  Learn how to incorporate these topics into your existing curricula, develop activities to bring back to the classroom, and connect with colleagues.  This institute will bring together community college educators interested in networking with their peers and incorporating new information on international studies into their teaching and mentoring. Community college faculty from all disciplines, especially including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), are encouraged to apply.  University of Washington and community college faculty, practitioners, and graduate students will lead this two day workshop.

We expect lively discussions and informative lectures. Community college educators will be paid a stipend of $150.00 if they are selected to participate and attend all two days of the workshop. This workshop does not include clock hours. Travel stipends will be available for those coming from east of the Cascades and outside of Washington State.

Applications are due on or before June 10, 2015. Applicants will be notified by June 18, 2015 if they have been accepted into the program.

To apply click here:

Sponsored by the National Resource Centers of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies – University of Washington, Northwest International Education Association, Global Business Center at the Michael G. Foster School of Business – University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, and funded by the United States Department of Education.

For more information, please contact Tamara Leonard at

Dates:                          July 9 – 10, 2015 (Thursday and Friday)

Time:                           8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration (Thursday)

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Workshop

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Workshop (Friday)

Location:                     University of Washington, Seattle campus



There’s nothing more refreshing on a warm and sunny spring day than a pie in the face, right?

On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday last week (May 20-22), Shoreline’s Student Leadership Center held their annual Sunfest celebration. During Sunfest, there are many performances and activities for students, as well as free food and drinks! On each of these days, the courtyard was crowded with students enjoying the beautiful weather and having fun.


There was a pie eating contest, in which people see who can eat a whole pie the fastest without using their hands:


Students also had the chance to tie-dye shirts (tie-dye is a way of making a super colorful shirt):


And there was a big bouncy obstacle course for people to race through:


One student club, the HEROES Club, held a creative fundraiser for victims of the earthquake in Nepal. Students could buy paper plates full of whipped cream to smash in the faces of staff and student volunteers. In all, they collected almost $200!



Free Movie with Your Friends!

What’s better than watching a good movie?

Going to the movie theater with your friends for free! Right now is the beginning of Summer Movie Blockbuster Season, a time when lots of movies are released. Shoreline student organizations and clubs have done some free movie events. The International Peer Mentors took students to see Avengers: Age of Ultron and HEROES Club hosted a Pitch Perfect 2 showing. Students enjoyed the opportunity to watch a movie and meet new friends at the same time.

 Pitche Perfect Movie Sign up

Pitch Perfect Movie

Tickets for Avengers

Avenger Movie

Shoreline Hosts Northwest International Education Association

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International education professionals and college faculty members from around Washington State gathered at Shoreline Community College on Friday, May 1 for the spring quarter Northwest International Education Association (NIEA) meeting.

At this quarter’s meeting, NIEA’s mini-grant program was a main agenda item. NIEA offers mini-grants of up to $1,250 to faculty at member colleges to internationalize curriculum. The results of the projects are collected so that others throughout the member network can learn from and possibly adapt the curricula for their own courses.

This year’s awardees are: Melissa Delikat of Peninsula College; Paul Suozzo of Centralia College; Heather Frankland of Pierce College; David Such of Spokane Community College; Eric Basham of Tacoma Community College. The total amount of grants awarded is $4,750.

Also discussed was the Community College Master Teacher Institute, an annual two-day workshop that NIEA offers in partnership with the University of Washington Center for Global Studies. The Institute focuses on different global themes each year, and seeks to help college faculty to bring international issues into their classrooms.

Since 1979, NIEA has worked to promote international exchange, global engagement, and multicultural understanding at higher education institutions throughout the Pacific Northwest. There are currently 15 member colleges.


Editor: Cory Anthony, Shoreline Community College