As the fall quarter begins, a new wave of studying abroad opportunities are open to Whatcom Community College.
For the 2020 school year, Whatcom students can experience locations such as Australia and New Zealand in the Winter, Berlin in the Spring, and Tokyo in the Fall.
“One of the most important things you want to do if you want to do study abroad is to start early to investigate what’s involved, what the program is and how much it costs,” said Ulrich Schraml, the Associate Director of International Programs.
The handmade market is a rotating selection of local makers hosted by Goods Local Brews and Goods Nursery & Produce. Located at 2626 Northwest Ave. which is open Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm continuing through October. The handmade market intends to create relationships with the customers while offering a direct artists-to-buyers market. All products are made locally which making sustainable high-quality items that last a lifetime.
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Ladies, gentlemen and everyone in betwixt, welcome or welcome back to Whatcom Community College.
Transitioning back into school is always hard, even if you like it. Your first class is way too early, why did you think you could handle an 8 a.m.? It’s not even noon but before you leave, your new professor slaps you in the face with four assignments and two essays due in five weeks.
Danny Day is looking forward to his first full season with the Orcas.
Danny Day, the recently hired Athletic and Recreations Director at Whatcom Community College, is in the process of adjusting to his new role and responsibilities.
“The Whatcom position was something that I felt really strongly about, said Day. “For me, it was an opportunity to move into more of a leadership role.”
Some blame political climate and issues with student visas for the dip in enrollment.
On a yearly basis, the International Student Programs that Whatcom Community College offers bring new students from
different parts of the world to the campus. These foreign students do not only represent a financial benefit for Whatcom as an institution, they also help increase campus diversity and multiculturalism.
This year, the enrollment for international
students has been low in comparison
to previous years. Kelly Kester, director of the international student programs, said “from our top numbers a few years ago we’re down about a third of our students, this year alone we’re down a little more than 15% from last year.”
Kester explained this decline as a national issue that colleges and universities around the country have been facing since 2016.