Partners Newsletter - Keeping you Informed

Important Information Issue No 52 | Spring Quarter |June/July 2009

 

Important Information

Welcome to our new look! We have made it easier for you to find the information you are looking for. The “Important Information” section is right up front. However, don’t forget to check out our monthly features and student of the month. Let us know what you think. We would love to get your feedback.

Important Dates

Spring Quarter
Classes end June 15, 2009
Summer Quarter: June through August 2009
Housing move-in date June 17, 2009
Orientation June 18, 2009
Classes start June 22, 2009
Classes end August 13, 2009
Fall Quarter: September through December 2009
Housing move-in date September 9 & 10, 2009
Orientation and testing September 11, 2009
Classes start September 21, 2009
Classes end December 10, 2009

Green River Staff on the Road

MacKenzie Hizon MacKenzie Hizon
June 8-19: Vietnam and Singapore
   
Ross Jennings
First part of July: Hong Kong and 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. 

Scholarships Available: Apply Now

Please see our complete list of scholarships and work opportunities. Applications are reviewed and scholarships are awarded on an ongoing basis, so apply now!

Swine Flu: Is it safe to travel to the US?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO): “Yes. WHO is not recommending travel restrictions related to the outbreak of the influenza A(H1N1) virus. Today, global travel is commonplace and large numbers of people move around the world for business and leisure.” See WHO's frequently asked questions.

At Green River, we have had no reported cases of swine flu. Just as with all types of flu, we are encouraging students and staff to follow proper health guidelines: wash hands regularly and stay home if not feeling well. This is the best way to prevent and contain any illness. US medical clinics and hospitals are well prepared to treat individuals should they become ill for any reason. There is no reason to worry about studying at Green River Community College.

Photos Available On-line for Promotional Purposes

We now have photos available on-line you can download for promotional purposes. The images are high resolution so you can use them for print or web. You can save the images to you computer easily by clicking on the thumbnail then right clicking on the larger image and saving it to your computer.

Admission and Scholarships: One Email Address

To make life easier for you, we have created one email that you can use to send all admission and scholarship materials or questions. We have dedicated staff available who will be checking the email regularly. To ensure that we get your admission and scholarship applications processed as quickly as possible, please use the following email address: international@greenriver.edu. We will direct your email to the appropriate staff member who will be happy to help you.

Take Advantage of Pre-arrival Registration for New Academic Students

Pre-arrival Registration for summer and fall began on May 11. Applicants who have demonstrated proof of academic-level English proficiency can work with our IP Advising Team to 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.

Feedback?

We are committed to delivering outstanding personal service to you and your students. We need your help to continually improve. Please send me your feedback and let us know how we can better serve you.

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Phone: (253) 288-3300
Fax: (253) 931-6346
Address: Green River Community College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3622
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