"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 you at New Student Orientation for: placement tests, class registration, campus tours, an overnight camp, and a Seattle trip. With Orientation, you start your academic journey at Green River College with success!
Send any English proficiency that we don't have, like TOEFL or IELTS scores, to International Admissions at email@example.com at least 3 weeks before orientation and receive priority placement in academic classes. Send it today!
Video: CORE is an overnight trip for new international students.
You must have health insurance. You can buy it from Green River 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:
All new students take an assessment during Orientation. Students who submitted English proficiency at least 3 weeks before Orientation will take assessments for academic class placement and students that haven't will take the English placement test.
After you are admitted to Green River College, you will be assigned an advisor. Your advisor will send you a welcome email before orientation.
Students who have met the English Proficiency Requirements and are eligible for academic classes, will meet with their advisor before registering for classes. Halfway through their first quarter academic students meet one-on-one with their advisor to develop a personal education plan. It includes their major, destination universities and a 2-year course plan.
During your first two weeks you'll visit Seattle with student leaders and staff from Green River for a fun day of sightseeing and shopping!
Green River provides a free overnight trip for new international students. You will stay in a comfortable, heated lodge and enjoy a traditional campfire and activities like swimming, boating, horseback riding, archery, games, and more with American and international student leaders!
Students and faculty dress casually at Green River. A typical winter outfit is jeans and a pullover or shirt; in the warm summer months, many students wear short pants to class. A light jacket is good to have any time of year.
Questions? Email us: International@greenriver.edu