Alameda is a busy place with lots of opportunity for career college students. Alameda features several outdoors activities, since it resides on an island in the San Francisco Bay. College students spend the days wind surfing the waves and enjoying the open sea air as they shop. The College of Alameda is part of the Peralta Community College District and was opened in 1968. Other colleges in this system are Berkeley City College and Laney College that are just outside Alameda.