Alison Chiu - Hong Kong
University of Oregon
I enjoyed being a student at Green River Community College. GRCC
has a great International Program, advisors provide us with useful information
for transferring, such as schedule planning. GRCC provides opportunities
to learn through various types of activities and events, and leadership
experience opportunities. The Campus Corner Apartments are always a
great place to know more diverse friends and expand your community.
Overall I like the environment here a lot!
Iordan Bokov - Bulgaria
University of Washington - Foster School of Business
Also Accepted to: University of Chicago
I love the campus; it is so nice, quiet, very green and clean,
with lots of animals walking around. All the teachers and faculty really
helped me achieve my goals and improve myself. They encouraged me and
guided me. After being here for two years I found myself actively involved
in the college life. The school offers so many opportunities. I did
a lot of volunteering and met new people, which helped me learn a lot
about the culture and the American way of life.
Shiyun Zhong - China
University of Washington - Seattle
As opposed to other international students, I only studied at
GRCC for one year. Therefore my study schedule was much more intense
than others, and I had to prepare for transferring right after I came
to GRCC. I appreciate GRCC because the advisors there helped me make
a detailed study plan, provide me with a lot of transfer information,
and hosted various community activities. Thanks for all the efforts
GRCC made to make my time here more interesting and meaningful.
Bach Xuan Dao - Vietnam
Major: Computer Engineering
When I first came to Green River Community College, I was told
that: "From here, you can go anywhere you want!". I initially did not
believe that statement. How can a student from a community college in
a small town in Washington State go anywhere he wants. Ironically, I
proved myself wrong in the end. The academically challenging yet friendly
environment at Green River has made my dream come true. Be involved
in the campus life, grab friends with the same goals as you, try your
best in the classes, and success will likely come to you!
Carlos Lameiras - Portugal
Green River Community College provided an awesome environment
for me to stay focused on my studies. I got to transfer to a top university
thanks to the advisors who helped me a lot with my academic plan. Not
only does GRCC provide many fun events for international students, teachers
and students here are also very nice and friendly. I love hanging out
in the library, which is the best place ever!
Cicely Natasha - Indonesia
Green River Community College was a great place for me to learn and
actualize myself. For me, GRCC was like my second home, and my first
home in the USA. Almost all of the instructors and advisors were wonderful!
They were supportive, thoughtful, friendly and helpful. Besides, I made
a lot of good friends from many different countries, which gave me a
lot of new experiences and insight. Finally, GRCC was able to help me
to get accepted at an exceptional university. It is a once-in-a-lifetime
and unforgettable experience being there.
Davaajargal Lkhagva – Mongolia
University of Washington
Also Accepted to: Indiana University
The two years that I have been at Green River Community College
have changed my life. Absolutely, at the beginning I faced a lot of
challenges, but I set my goals and tried to achieve. Studying in the
USA was my greatest decision. The experiences that I have had in America
have greatly influenced my future life. Green River is the friendliest
place that I have ever been to. I have met a lot of great people, made
a lot of diverse friends, even life-long friends. GRCC is a great resource
and opportunity for students. I would like to give thanks to all my
supervisors, advisors, instructors and friends for supporting me these
years and helping me transfer to a great university. Now, I am ready
to make another step towards my dream.
Remco Zweetsloot - The Netherlands
Major: Political Science
Green River is truly a great school for almost any major. The
instructors are passionate, the students are friendly and open, the
environment is great, and there are more clubs and out-of-the-classroom
activities than you could possibly participate in. By getting involved
and working hard here I found out what I want to do, where I want to
go and how to get there. The two years I spent here were by far the
best ones of my life.
Edwin Sanjaya – Indonesia
University of Michigan
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Also Accepted to: UT Austin, UIUC
GRCC gave me a lot of opportunities to be a better person. The
advisors helped me make an academic plan so that I can transfer to top
university, and most of the classes I took here transfer to my university.
GRCC also gives students the opportunity to get experience by working
part-time on campus, as a tutor, a grader, a CLEO member, an assistant
at the IP office, etc. In addition, there are lots of scholarship opportunities
at GRCC through the Green River Foundation and International Programs.
The instructors are really helpful – they not only assist in school
subjects, but also in personal life.
Hannah Tran - Vietnam
University of South Carolina, Columbia
Major: International Business
Also Accepted to: University of South Carolina, UNC Charlotte, Oregon
State University, Fairleigh Dickinson University
GRCC has equipped me to be a better person and student and has
helped me transfer to a good university. Volunteer programs at GRCC
are outstanding, which not only helps new students to adapt to the new
multicultural environment but also helps students improve their skills.
Moreover, advisors are always there to assist me, for example, helping
me find a good university that fulfills my skills and ambitions. GRCC
is really a stepping stone for me to achieve higher goals in the future.
Irene Ler - Malaysia
University of Texas, Austin
My time at Green River has been memorable. I've gotten the opportunity
to meet lots of people and make new friends. There are a lot of activities
offered at the college, such as volunteering opportunities and different
clubs we can join. I like how the classes are small, giving students
the one-on-one time we need with our instructors when required. I'm
glad that with the help of the IP advisors I was able to plan out my
classes and transfer to a university."
Khoa Dang Pham - Vietnam
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Major: Computer Science
Also Accepted to: University of Minnesota, University of Utah, Stony
Brook University, UT Dallas
The International Programs rocks! The advising team was awesome.
They helped me to transfer to a top-notch university by giving me wonderful
advice and a concrete degree plan so that I knew exactly what I needed
to do to apply to my school of choice. Also, the High School Completion
Program really saved me time and a lot of money. Thanks to Green River,
especially the International Programs, I am able to graduate at the
age of 18 with lots of challenging yet intriguing opportunities awaiting
me along the road.
Melanie Mok - Hong Kong
UC Los Angeles
Also Accepted to: UC San Diego, UC Davis, San Diego State University
Green River has the best International Program in the State of
Washington. The advisers made me a detailed degree plan, which guided
me through my 2 years at Green River. They got me in the right direction.
The instructors at Green River are so passionate in their teaching,
and they give students great help in their studies. There are a lot
of international students at Green River, which gave me tons of opportunities
to understand different cultures and their values. I am really glad
to have studied at Green River during my first 2 years in America, and
I love this school!
Natasha Budiman - Indonesia
University of Southern California
Also Accepted to: UC Davis and UC San Diego
It was a blessing for me to become a part of the GRCC community.
I truly believe that GRCC acts as a strong stepping-stone for students
to embark and move on to University life. The friendly environment of
the community and the campus also makes the studying experience a very
pleasant one! Working as a Student Marketing Assistant in the International
Programs Office taught me many things, including responsibility, integrity
and creativity. I have met and known so many wonderful people here –
not only from my country, Indonesia, but from all around the world!
Quyen Nguyen - Vietnam
University of Washington, Tacoma
Coming to GRCC was one of the most important decisions I have
ever made, and I am glad that I made a good choice. I like GRCC because
of its wonderful International Programs: lots of great programs like
transfer, High School Completion, and IESL, helpful and nice IP staff
who helped me transfer to a top university, and a friendly environment
for international students. Also, I've experienced a diverse community
because there are many international students from different countries
and cultures, as well as American students. I could participate in many
activities on campus like volunteering, working, or attending events.
GRCC is a good place that I'd like to recommend to everyone because
"You can go anywhere from Green River."
Randy Yohan – Indonesia
University of Texas-Austin
Major: Business Finance
Also Accepted to: UC Los Angeles, UC Davis, UIUC
When I heard of Red McCombs School of Business at UT Austin, it
seemed impossible for me to go there. However, Green River changed my
perception and made my dream comes true! The small classes keep a strong
connection between the instructors and the students. Experienced advisors
were always there to help students with their degree planning. Clubs
and organizations are available to encourage students to get involved
in the campus outside of the classroom. And last but not least, the
environment is a good place to study! GRCC really changed my life.
Ryohei Sawai - Japan
Arizona State University
Major: Business Management
The reason I chose GRCC was that I heard it had a lot of good
programs for international students who are transferring to four-year
universities. It actually has many events, such as International Transfer
Fair, that help us decide which university to go to. Also, there are
many volunteer and work opportunities in GRCC. I volunteered for some
classes and student programs, and I worked for TRIO and Disability Support
Services. As an international student, my English is not perfect, but
those opportunities helped me improve my English and communication skills
very much. GRCC gives us a lot of chances that help us transfer to four-year
universities and develop ourselves.
Sungyoun Choi - South Korea
University of Southern California
Also Accepted to: Indiana University, Saint Mary University, UC Santa
Barbara, UC Davis
International Programs and staff at Green River Community College
totally changed my life, and I would say they are the best professionals
in this field. If you are hesitating to study abroad, just come here
and have help from the awesome staff at Green River Community College.
Then, you will see your clear and bright future.
Wei Huang - China
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Green River has many nice instructors. They are knowledgeable
and always ready to answer my questions. They really helped me gain
basic knowledge and skills in my field that make me well-prepared for
transferring to a top university. I think studying at Green River was
really a good start of my adventure in the U.S.
Yitong Yang - China
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Major: Computer Science
Also accepted to: UC Los Angeles
Green River helped me transfer with its professional advising
team. They gave me really strong support when I planned my academic
schedule, and they provided me with a lot of useful information to arrange
my transfer. In addition, GRCC is a good college because it has a wonderful
Yohannes Ade Pratama - Indonesia
Major: Chemical Engineering
Also Accepted to: University of Minnesota, UIUC
I really enjoyed the two years I spent here. Green River has a
really good engineering program, all of the teachers really know the
materials they lecture in well. In addition to that, Green River also
has great resources and an excellent study environment. Tons of activities
are also available. The best thing for me was the community, which really
helped me grow.