Intensive Summer English Program


The United States is the Number 1 choice for international students and especially during the summer months when Washington State has the best weather in the world. Come, enjoy yourself and register for our:

Intensive Summer English Program at Green River College - June 16 through August 13, 2010

  • Classes taught on a traditional U.S. college campus in scenic Washington State
  • Orientation, testing and 8 weeks of instruction
  • Fridays and weekends: optional choice of excursions, cultural and sports activities
  • Home stay accommodation with host family or student housing on campus
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Welcome – Orientation – Assessment for Placement Level
  • Excursion: Full Day in Seattle
  • Sightseeing and shopping
  • Overnight Camping Trip – camp fires, swimming, boating, sports, movies & more
  • Social Activities – Make friends and have fun before classes begin
  • Intensive English Instruction – Five Levels
  • Small class size – individual attention
  • Monday to Thursday: Class schedule of 6 hours per day
  • Graduation – 3 Levels of Certificate Awards
    • Certificate of Participation
    • Certificate of Completion – Successful performance, Levels 1-4
    • IESL Diploma – Level 5
Every Friday and some weekends there are optional field trips, sports and cultural activities. Select the sightseeing and fun activities that you want to participate in. Options may include river rafting, hiking on Mount Rainier, Wild Waves Water Park, shopping, baseball games, visiting University of Washington, volunteering -- and much more.

  • Summer Program Cost: $3,129 includes:
    • English Instruction, tuition and fees: $2779
    • Housing Placement and Application: $350
    • I-20 Form to support student’s application for F-1 visa
    • Orientation week activities
  • Additional costs:
    • Housing: $1000-$1100 (apartment or home stay)
    • Textbooks: $200-$300 (depends on level)
    • Insurance: $186 (unless provided)
    • Excursion: Full Day in Seattle - $15
    • Friday Activities: Varies by event
  1. Home stay with Host Family (includes meals) $1,100
    Home stays offer experience living with an American family and an opportunity to share our customs and culture, participate in household activities, and practice English skills. Students are provided a fully furnished private room and U.S. style meals. This means that food is available for self-prepared breakfasts and lunches. The main daily meal, usually dinner, is prepared and shared together with the family. Transportation to and from campus varies; most families are on a convenient bus line within 45 minutes to Green River. Bus tickets are not included. Some families drive students to and from campus daily. The Host Family provides Airport greeting and transfers, a first visit to the campus, a long distance telephone card to get started.
  2. On Campus Student Housing (meals not included) $1,000
    At Campus Corner Apartments, students experience traditional American college life. Students enjoy a convenient, on-campus location; comfortable, high quality facilities; an excellent study environment; and an opportunity to get involved and make friends. Apartments are generally four private bedrooms with shared bathrooms, kitchen and living area. Move-in kits with bed sheets, blanket, pillow and basic kitchen utensils are also supplied.
Textbooks depend on the level of your placement and typically range $200-$300.
Students are required to have health insurance. Students can buy it from the college for $186 per quarter or show proof of their own health insurance from your home country. Proof of personal health insurance must be presented by June 22, in English, and must indicate the following:
  • Medical coverage per accident or sickness of at least $50,000
  • Deductible per accident or sickness of no more than $100
  • Repatriation coverage of at least $10,000
  • Insurance cards must be usable in the USA and have a US billing address
Students are responsible for paying their own bus fares for individual or independent travel.

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