Partners Newsletter - Keeping you Informed

Important Information Issue No 54| Fall Quarter |September/October 2009


Important Information

This month's Partners Newsletter features our New Transfer Study Plans which help our students get into top US Universities.

Important Dates

Fall Quarter: September through December 2009
Housing move-in date September 9 & 10, 2009
Orientation September 11, 2009
Classes start September 21, 2009
Classes end December 10, 2009
Winter Quarter: January through March 2009
Housing move-in date December 27, 2009
Orientation and testing December 28, 2009
Classes start January 4, 2010
Classes end March 19, 2010

Green River Staff on the Road

Mike McIntyre
August 24- September 15: Europe
Dani Chang
September 15-24: Sweden
MacKenzie Hizon
September: Vietnam
Ross Jennings
October: China
Leo Harten Leo Harten
Our Recruitment Representative, is currently living in Indonesia. If you would like Leo to assist you with any promotional activities, please let us know. 

Orientation Schedule - Overnight Camping and Seattle Trip

International Students get a great start at Green River with our one-week, comprehensive orientation program. The program includes: testing, placement, advising, a tour of campus, overnight camping trip, and a Seattle trip. For details go to our Orientation page and click on the Calendar of Activities to see a three week schedule of events.

Family Welcome and Orientation

We invite family members of new students to come and join us for a special welcome and orientation. Here are the details:

  • When: Friday September 11, 2009
  • Where: Student Center
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. Orientation check-in with students
  • What: Meet International Programs Staff; Overview of International Program Services; Overview of US Education System; Campus Tour; Lunch with students and staff; Driving Tour of Auburn Area & Shopping. Arrive back on Campus at 4:30 p.m.

Pre-arrival Registration for New Academic Students

Applicants who have demonstrated proof of academic-level English proficiency can register for academic classes before they arrive on campus. This gives them a jump start on getting this classes they need to have a successful start their first quarter.

For your students who have not demonstrated English proficiency as part of the admission process, please check with them to see if they have taken or plan to take TOEFL, IELTS or any of the accepted proof of proficiency as listed on our web site.

As soon as we receive proof of English proficiency, new students can get registered for academic classes they need to have a successful start their first quarter.

PowerPoint Presentation in English, Japanese and Korean

Our PowerPoint Presentation is now available in Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean. Feel free to download a copy and use for your recruitment activities.

Student email address - New requirement to obtain a US Student Visa

Student email will be required as part of the F-1 student visa application process March 2010.


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