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Green River College International Programs

Green River to California

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

Hear waves crashing from your classroom.

The Green River to California Gap Year program is designed to provide a nine month (September to May) learning experience at two colleges on the west coast of the United States. Students spend the first quarter at Green River College (September - December) and then 1 semester (January - May) at Santa Barbara City College. SBCC was recently named the top community college in the nation by Aspen Institute.

Video: Tess Kolkman from the Netherlands, talks about her experience with the Green River to California Gap Year Program.

Jelle Draper
The Netherlands


Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Financial statement
  • Secondary school graduate or 18+ years of age
  • SBCC Health Insurance required - $625 per semester
  • English proficiency is required for direct placement in academic program


  • Opportunities to participate in over 70 campus activities
  • Campus life
  • Travel
  • California in the winter
  • Career discover programs
  • Sample academic classes

The Green River to California Gap Year program exposes individuals to a wider world and new perspectives. It changes lives!

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