One of the most active and diverse clubs on campus is the International Club. The Cypress College International Club looks to bring cultures, traditions, and people together.
The purpose of the club according to the Associated Students is to “provide a forum of the interaction between American and international students to promote cultural understanding and enrichment of all students through social and educational events and activities.”
The International Club also assists new students in adapting to college life as well as creating an environment for personal improvement for all students. James Tran, a freshman at Cypress College said, “It seems like something I would love to get involved in. I always am looking to meet new people here.”
The club has enjoyable activities throughout the semester to get involved in. Recently this semester the club participated in Sex Day, where they asked students interesting questions at their tent like, “What country was first to introduce same sex marriage?” and “In what country do women give birth the most?” At the Associated Student event, World Fest club members served Jamaican jerk chicken to the students and taught students a little about the Jamaican culture.
Being apart of the club has its benefits. Jenny Park, a Cypress College student said, “I enjoyed being apart of the International Club a couple years ago while I was there. I met friends that I still see today.” Joining any club in community college can aid in the process to transfer to universities and state schools. Besides college opportunities, students can gain social and educational attributes being apart of the club. The International Club can help create friendships that get together to study or hangout outside of school too.
The International Club meetings are posted and updated frequently on their Facebook page, Cypress College International Club. Recently for the last meeting of the semester the club hosted a potluck for members and gave out certificates to those actively involved in the club. Look for them next semester as they recently voted on new officers for the new school year.