As the spring semester winds down, 5C students are facing the annual question of where and how to store their personal belongings over the summer. Pomona College students — who have typically had the option to store their belongings on campus over the summer — were told that, this year, on-campus spaces are “not suited for long-term storage,” according to a March 1 email from Dean of Campus Life Josh Eisenberg.
Inspired by personal experiences, Diana Vicezar PZ ’24 created a new career platform called Mapis to help fellow international students find internships.
When Maria Lyven PO ’22 asked her family how they were doing last week, her mother told her that she woke up to the sound of explosions.
Now a chaplain at the McAlister Center, Shaila Andrabi has provided a touch of home for South Asian international students for over 30 years.
The 5Cs must offer more support to international students facing restrictions on travel to their home countries due to COVID-19, with possible actions including recruitment of domestic host families over winter break and increased support with job and internship searches, writes Scarlett Liu CM ’24.
Pomona must extend its need-blind admissions policy to international students to fulfill its pledged commitment to affordable education, writes Yifei Cheng PO ‘24.
In a first for Scripps College, an international student advisor will facilitate the academic and institutional needs of international students. Ge-Yao Liu arrived at Scripps this semester, coming from a post as associate director for the Center of Global Engagement at San Francisco State University.
CMC needs to stop neglecting and dismissing international students’ needs, and work towards addressing them, argues guest columnist Bertha Tobias CM ’24.
Pomona College must acknowledge the treatment of international students during the COVID-19 pandemic and increase institutional support for them, writes Yutong Niu PO ’23.
International students were left frustrated when Claremont McKenna College canceled its previously announced spring London residential program.