SAP in England (AJ)–June 2018

“We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” John Hope Franklin, American historian On Monday 18 June, nine students and their WVC Study Abroad Program Faculty Leader, Victor Castillo (a faculty member in Administration of Justice in […]

SAP in Finland, Estonia, Latvia–June 2018

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” Seneca Lou De La Rosa, the Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at WVC, and the Chair of the Department of Music and Dance in WVC’ s Cilker School of Art and Design, collaborated with Jeffrey Benson, the Director of Choral Activities at San José State […]

SAP in Austria and Germany–June 2018

Sixteen students and their Faculty Advisor, Dr. Tim Kelly, are attending the Global Citizenship Alliance‘s Global Citizenship Seminar for students in June 2018.  Follow their adventures in this extended entry as Dr. Tim Kelly and the students detail their observations. The students are Hannah Curley, Savannah Marez, Mahdis  Gheibi, Rafael Alva, Aaron Minkoff, Mitch Brown, Anahita Said, […]

Graduating Salzburg Student Fellow Conferred with Trustee Award

Mikela Lazari is a stellar graduating student who has earned an Associate in Arts for Transfer degree (AA-T) with a major in Political Science and an Area of Emphasis in Cultural and Global Studies. Mikela was honored on 24 May 2018 during West Valley College’s 53rd Commencement and Transfer Ceremony at the City National Civic […]

Salzburg Student Fellow Leads Service Learning Project in Puerto Rico

Cade Story-Yetto attended the Global Citizenship Alliance‘s Global Citizenship Seminar in Salzburg, Austria during summer 2017. Cade returned to the WVC campus determined to make an impact. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Cade assumed various leadership roles, among them collaborating with other students and creating a new student club–a “forum,” as they call it: The […]

WVMCCCD BOT Approval of SAP Student Travel Budget

WEST VALLEY – MISSION COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING AGENDA at WEST VALLEY COLLEGE MAY 1, 2018 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Anne Kepner ∙ President Susan Fish Vice President Adrienne Grey ∙ Randi Kinman Jack Lucas Robert Owens Karl Watanabe Lani Yoshimoto ∙ MC Student Trustee Mikela Lazari ∙ WVC Student Trustee Patrick Schmitt ∙ Chancellor SUBJECT: […]

Report on SAP Student Scholarships

The WVC Study Abroad Program completed the process of awarding all Global Citizenship Study Abroad Program student scholarships for 2018. SAP worked with the Scholarship Committee and Advancement Office to process a total of 85 applications. A total of 45 students were awarded full or partial scholarships. These 45 very diverse students represent a multitude of majors and […]