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Green River College International Programs

Gap Year

Jelle Draper - the Netherlands

“If you’re up for a new adventure every day, this is the right program for you. I wish I could do this year over and over again; it’s that much fun!.” ...more

  • Jelle Draper The Netherlands
  • Gap Year
  • Green River to California
Maria Johansson - Sweden

“My Gap Year experience was everything I thought it would be..” ...more

  • Maria Johansson Sweden
  • Gap Year
  • Green River to Hawaii

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Create your own academic adventure starting at Green River College

The Gap Year at Green River provides an opportunity for you to study abroad in the United States during the "gap year" between secondary education and university. Depending upon the courses taken and the policies of the receiving university, some of these courses may be transferable. Contact Us for more information. Download the Gap Year brochure.

4 unique Gap Year experiences.
Choose the one that's right for you.

Done with high school but not ready or willing to commit yourself to a major or a university? Or do you just want a break from whatever you're currently doing? Come to Green River for a year.
The Green River to California program is designed to provide a nine month learning experience at two colleges on the west coast of the United States.
The Green River to Hawaii Program is designed to provide a nine month learning experience at two colleges — one in Washington and the other in Hawaii.
Australia/New Zealand
The Green River to Australia/ New Zealand program is designed to provide a ten month learning experience in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Take fun classes. Work with an advisor to create an academic plan based on your interests and English proficiency.

Live on campus and choose from a variety of activities including: sports, clubs, concerts, hiking and more.

Enjoy Seattle, snowboard Crystal, hike Mount Rainier, take road trips to Portland, Vancouver, and California.

Make friends that last a lifetime, not only from America, but from all over the world.

We have built this Gap Year with "fun" in mind. You learn more when you are having fun!

You'll look back on this moment as one of the best choices you've ever made.

Select from Core Classes

  • Art
  • Business
  • Career Exploration or College Experience
  • Ceramics
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • English Communication*
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics*
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Physical Education: soccer, skiing, basketball, weightlifting
  • Political Science
  • Welding
  • ...and many more.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Financial statement
  • Secondary school graduate or 17+ years of age
  • English proficiency is required for direct placement into the academic program.

*Placement dependent upon assessment

For more information: Contact Us