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Green River Community College is a fully accredited two-year community college near Seattle, Washington and only a short drive from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Our beautiful, safe, and friendly campus is an excellent study environment, attracting over 9,000 students including more than 850 international students from over 30 different countries.

  

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Green River Community College

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We offer a wide variety of educational options including: Intensive English Language Program, University Transfer, Associate in Arts Degree, Associate of Science Degree, High School Completion, and Job Training Degrees and Certificates.

Quality Education

Faculty members are committed to quality education and to helping students get ready to transfer. Students enjoy small classes, individual attention, and report that they are very well prepared for upper-division course work at four-year universities.

English Language Program

The Intensive English Language Program is designed to give international students the strong English communication skills necessary for success in college. The language program is for students who score lower than 500/173 on an official TOEFL. After successfully completing our English program, international students meet the English proficiency requirement for admission into Green River's academic programs.

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Our international students have been admitted to excellent universities including: University of Washington, Berkeley, UCLA, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Indiana University, Purdue, University of Michigan, Ohio State, Seattle University and many others.
Your assigned International Student Advisor will give you individual, step-by-step academic and transfer planning to help you achieve your goals.
Academic education at Green River provides students with the first two years of their four-year degree at a low cost. Students take general courses in English, math, humanities, science, social science, creative arts, physical education and electives to build a foundation for their bachelor's degree. Academic education at Green River prepares students to transfer to a four-year university as a third-year student.

High School Completion

The High School Completion Program offers international students the following benefits:

  • Fast Track: Enter college before finishing high school and graduate from university at least one year earlier than your high school classmates.
  • Money: Save time and money and get a Washington State high school diploma and transferable university credit at the same time.
  • Time: Classes count for high school and university transfer. Program typically requires no additional time.*
  • Degrees: Two degrees for the price and time of one! Graduate in just two years with a High School Diploma and a university transfer associate degree.*

Depending on assessment and placement, students may need to take non-transferable, developmental classes.

Degrees and Certificates

Two-year Associate in Arts and Associate of Science Degrees, as well as shorter certificates can be taken alone or in some cases added to a university transfer program. Programs include: Information Technology, Aviation, Broadcasting, International Business, Speech Communication and many more. After successful completion of a program (minimum nine months), students have the option to apply for a job and work in the US (for pay) for up to a maximum of one year while on their F-1 Student Visa. This option is called Optional Practical Training.

Comprehensive, Personal Service

Well-trained and dedicated International Programs staff provides comprehensive, personal services for international students. We are ready to assist you in the areas of admission, housing assistance, orientation, cultural adjustment, academic and transfer planning, and activities.

On-Campus Housing

You can experience living on-campus in our new Campus Corner Apartments. Living in this exciting new apartment-style residential community, you will enjoy:

  1. Being part of university-style housing in a community college environment
  2. Meeting and making friends with students from around the world. The residents at Campus Corner Apartments will be a mix of local and international students.
  3. Fully furnished apartments with private bedrooms, kitchens, living/dining area, high-speed Internet, convenient parking, and access to campus facilities like the library and fitness center.

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To enhance your college experience at Green River, our full-time International Student Activities Coordinator and Student Programs Department encourage you to get involved in a variety of on-campus activities. We also provide opportunities to experience the scenic Pacific Northwest through hiking, skiing, snow boarding, as well as visiting museums, theaters and music festivals. During vacation times, we offer trips to popular tourist destinations such as Hawaii and Whistler ski resort in Vancouver, Canada.

High Tech Highlights

To assist students in their studies, Green River's library has more than 100 computers, CD-ROM, Microsoft Office system, Internet access, Photoshop, Scanners, and a 56-drive CD ROM tower system holding additional electronic reference databases. We also have a new Technology Center with computer labs and wireless capabilities.

 

 
 


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