"Orientation was an awesome beginning to the quarter. I knew nobody when I arrived and by the end, I knew everybody." - Sander van der Neut - the Netherlands
We look forward to meeting all new students during Orientation Week, which will provide a comprehensive orientation to Green River including: placement tests, class registration, campus tour, an overnight camp, and a trip to Seattle. It is very important to attend Orientation Week to get off to a good start on your academic journey at Green River College!
If you have any proof of English Proficiency that you have not already submitted, such as TOEFL or IELTS scores, send it to our Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately! Students who provide English proficiency at least 30 days prior to orientation will receive priority placement in academic classes.
Video: CORE is an overnight trip for new international students.
You are required to have health insurance. You can buy it from the college for $270 per quarter.
You can bring proof of your own health insurance from your home country. Proof of personal health insurance must be presented by the first day of the quarter, in English, and must show the following:
We look forward to meeting all new students during Orientation Week. Orientation week provides a comprehensive introduction to Green River and includes placement testing, class registration, a campus tour, an overnight camp, and a trip to Seattle. It is very important to attend Orientation Week to get off to a good start on your academic journey at Green River College!
After you are admitted to Green River College, you will be assigned an advisor based on your major. Your advisor will send you a welcome email a few weeks before orientation. If you change majors during your studies at Green River, you may then change your advisor to the specialist for your area of study.
Students who have met the English Proficiency Requirements and are eligible for academic classes, will meet with their advisor before registering for their first quarter classes. During the middle of their first quarter academic students meet one-on-one with their advisor to develop their personal education plan. The plan includes their major, destination universities and draft 2-year course plan.
During your first two weeks at Green River College new students go on a trip to Seattle with student leaders and staff from Green River. On this trip we go sightseeing and shopping!
Green River provides a free overnight trip for new international students and returning international and American student leaders. You will be staying in a comfortable, heated lodge and enjoy a traditional campfire in the evening. Activities include: swimming, boating, horseback riding, archery, paintball, sports, movies, games, and more! We hope you will join us for the fun!
The purpose of the trip is to make friends and have fun before classes start.
Students and faculty dress casually at Green River. A typical and acceptable winter outfit might be jeans and a pullover or shirt; in the summer when the weather is warm, many students wear shorts to class. A rain jacket is a good item to have any time of the year.
If you have questions or concerns please e-mail us at: International@greenriver.edu