International Students Hold Spring Dinner Dance

Fabienne Niederberger

The atmosphere was festive at the Brookside Golf and Country Club in Pasadena on May 30, where Glendale’s international students gathered for their Spring Dinner Dance.

Currently, the college hosts more than 500 international students enrolled from 50 different countries and they are an active part of the campus community.

The evening began with a welcoming speech from Philip Kamara-Kay, counselor and professor of student development, followed by a delicious dinner buffet, all organized by the International Student Program office.

Later, some of the 2008 graduates were honored and congratulated by Anh Nguyen, senior coordinator for the International Student Program, and Mariah Ribeiro, counselor and professor of student development.

Getting an education is not only about books and tests but also about being able to learn about other cultures, and it might be the only time someone from Switzerland could dance with someone from Sri Lanka, France, Australia, Japan, The Kingdom of Bahrain or Sweden.

The Spring Dinner Dance was a great way to end the year, and allowed the students a brief break before finals.

For more information on the international student programs call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5439.