On Friday, April 26, Antioch University Santa Barbara’s Bachelor of Arts Program co-hosted an International Food Fair in conjunction with the International Student Ambassadors of Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) on AUSB’s rooftop patio.
The free social event was planned to give students in both the AUSB and SBCC communities a chance to engage in cross-cultural dialogue, snack on foods from around the globe, make new connections, and learn more about AUSB’s bachelor’s and advanced degrees, including the new MBA program.
“We are very pleased that this collaborative event between our two partner schools was so successful,” said Guy Smith, chair of AUSB’s BA Program. “With over 160 people in attendance, this may have been the largest event to date that we’ve had on the patio. I was personally a part of many conversations about the BA program for transfer and international students, as well as discussions about our new MBA degree starting this fall.”
Not only did a large percentage of AUSB’s undergraduates and alumni originally transfer from SBCC, but the University offers exceptional support for international students who want to earn an BA or graduate degree here in the United States—and Santa Barbara in particular. Many of the SBCC food fair guests took a tour of AUSB’s downtown campus and spoke with transfer advisors.
During the event, the Ambassadors sold raffle tickets as a fundraiser for Direct Relief International, a Goleta-based organization that assists countries in need following natural disasters or strife. One hundred percent of the proceeds were donated to DRI.
For more photos, visit the International Student Ambassadors of SBCC Facebook page.