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Study at Green River College
Study at Green River College

Study at Green River College

Green River College is a two-year college located in Auburn, Washington - 45 minutes south of Seattle. Through Green River’s 2 + 2 program, students take the first two years of their bachelor’s degree and then transfer to top universities globally. For those High School graduates who wish to experience the American college life for 3, 6, or 9 months, Green River offers a unique Study Abroad (Gap Year) program.

The big advantage of studying at Green River College

At Green River you can study for one or two semesters, do an associate degree or follow the University Transfer Program. This means you have the opportunity to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at Green River and then continue your bachelor's degree without delay at an American university. 

Top 10 reasons why European students enjoy studying at Green River College:

  1. It is affordable.
  2. There is a large variety of classes to choose from. Great transfer opportunities.
  3. You create close friendships with students from all over the world.
  4. Gorgeous surroundings – close to national parks where you can hike and snowboard.
  5. Close to Seattle - a world-class city with many wonderful attractions.
  6. Lots of opportunities to get involved through clubs and activities. There is something for everyone.
  7. Great opportunities for growth – leadership, on-campus jobs, volunteering in community.
  8. Very caring environment – personal attention from faculty and staff.
  9. Great facilities including on campus housing and a new student union building.
  10. Fun orientation for new students – helps you to make friends and feel at home fast.

Study at a top university in the USA

Twice a year, over 100 renowned American universities, like for example University of California Berkeley, come to Green River to recruit international students for their study programs. By completing the Green River University Transfer Program, you have the change to be recruited for one of the many top universities in the USA.

Other well-ranked transfer universities are e.g. Columbia University, Brown University, UCLA, New York University, Michigan State University etc. 

Student accommodation at Green River College

Green River College offers well-equipped accommodation options. You can live with fellow students in an on-campus apartment, or you can decide to live with an American family. You can choose between the following accommodation options:

  • On-campus housing
    Green River is one of the few American colleges where you can live on campus. The on-campus accommodation consists of fully furnished apartments that you share with four other students. Each apartment has private bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room, full internet access and a TV and telephone connection.
  • Homestay
    You can also choose to live with an American host family.

There is always an option that suits your needs and budget. Our study advisors will be happy to give you more information. 

Campus

Green River College offers full support to international students, including on-campus accommodation, personal study guidance, intensive English language courses and excellent study facilities to make your studies a success.

Green River offers excellent campus facilities such as:

  • Excellent sport facilities;
  • An extensive library;
  • A technological center;
  • A science center;
  • Wireless network throughout the campus;
  • Free internet access;
  • Airport meet and greet service.

Apply to Green River College

If you would like to study at Green River, you will need at least a High School diploma and be at least 16 years of age. If you would like to apply, please contact our study advisors to hear about the current requirements.

The English admission requirement is medium English grades from your High School. If your English grades are not sufficient, you will need to take an English language test (TOEFL/IELTS test). 

We recommend that you send us your application 3-6 months before study start. If you are interested, please contact us.

Why KILROY?

Free study guidance

We answer all your questions about studying abroad. Receiving our help is free of charge and there are no stupid questions and no hidden fees written in small print anywhere.

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You will have your own personal study advisor. Together, you tailor your education abroad based on your dreams, wishes and opportunities, and our experience.

We guide you from A-Z

We help you with your very first questions to telling you everything you need to know about subjects, financing, housing, scholarships, visa, and everything in between. You won’t miss any important details.

Degrees

  • Study abroad quarter:
    Come to Green River College for a Gap Year. Live like an American college student for 3, 6 or 9 months.  Take fun and interesting classes and enjoy an active student life. There are 4 unique Gap Year Experiences. Choose the one that’s right for you:
    1. Traditional – Choose to study at Green River College in Washington State for 3, 6, or 9 months.
    2. Green River to California – Study your first 3 months at Green River then transfer to Santa Barbara City College in California for spring semester
    3. Green River to Australia and New Zealand - Study your first 3 months at Green River then join Americans on a study abroad adventure to Australia and New Zealand for 10 weeks, and spend your final 3 months back at Green River.
    4. Green River to Hawaii – Study your first 3 months at Green River then transfer Kapi’olani Community College in Hawaii for spring semester

  • Associate degree:
    An associate degree at Green River College is an undergraduate academic degree lasting two years. 

  • University Transfer Program:
    Green River College is a leader when it comes to university transfer. Students have been admitted to top, world-ranked universities including: UC Berkeley, UCLA, Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Indiana University, Purdue, University of Michigan, University of Texas-Austin, University of Washington and many others. In addition, Green River College has Transfer Pathway agreements with over 30 highly ranked universities.

    A key to each student’s success at Green River and beyond is the individual transfer plan. Every student works with their assigned advisor to develop an individual transfer plan that includes: student’s major, destination transfer universities, and a two-year course plan. 

Study programs and courses 

Whether you are interested in ceramics, criminal justice or aviation, Green River has something for you.

Financing

Our study advisors will be happy to send you the accurate price for your preferred study program and courses, as well as an estimated budget for living in Auburn. Moreover, our study advisors can help you answer any questions you might have about budget, scholarships, public grants and other funding options. 

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