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Green River College International Programs

Student Life

Yujin Kim - South Korea

“I work in the Student Life office as an International Student Ambassador. I know what it is like to come to a new country and be unsure of your surroundings. I am here to help you adjust to your new environment and make new friends through Student Life activities. Feel free to come to Student Life. You can always find me here!”

  • Yujin Kim South Korea
  • International Student Ambassador
  • Major: International Relations and Affairs
Kevin Kim - South Africa

“I am the Outdoor Programs Coordinator and my job is to create events for students that help them relax after classes, as well as learn more about American culture. As an international student, I would highly recommend getting involved in Student Life activities. Besides studying hard, taking part in school activities is one of the quickest ways to learn new things. For example, a hiking trip is not only an outdoor activity, but also a way to learn more about Washington state. Green River's Student Life will bring you good experiences during the time you study here.”

  • Kevin Kim South Africa
  • Outdoor Program Coordinator
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering

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Get involved. Take the lead. Have fun!

Green River College has a vibrant Student Life program that all students, both domestic and international, are encouraged to join. From Student Government and Student Leadership to intramural sports, shopping and sightseeing trips, Green River offers events and activities that interest a wide variety of students.

Research shows that successful students are involved in their education both in and out of the classroom. At Green River, students can get involved at their own pace - Student Life staff and student leaders coordinate most of the extracurricular activities, and their goal is to help students have fun and create lifelong memories.

Get Involved

Join the Lunar New Year Celebrations at Green River College
February 2014
The Lunar New Year celebration is organized by the CLEO (Community Leadership, Education and Outreach) International Student Ambassador Team. It is one of the most popular events of the year. Don't miss it!
Join Clubs & Organizations
There are over 40 clubs at Green River, ranging in interests from accounting to the veritas: philosophy club. If you cannot find the club you want, you can create your own!
Take a trip to Leavenworth during the holidays
December 2014
Green River students get in the holiday spirit with an annual trip to beautiful Leavenworth - a unique Bavarian oasis nestled in the Cascades.
Snowshoeing at Snoqualmie Pass
January 2016
For those who don't want to ski there is always snowshoeing. For some of the students in this video, this was their first time in the snow.
Get Fit at the RAC
Check out the Recreational Activities Center (RAC)schedule. Hope to see you in the gym and fitness center soon. It's free with a Student ID.
Snowboard at Crystal Mountain
GoPro Video by Ramon Peekel, The Netherlands
Green River organizes trips to Crystal Mountain and Stevens Pass during the winter months.
Join a Rec Team!
Green River offers recreational sports activities for students of all abilities and experience levels. Currently, there are 3 recreational soccer teams, with more sports to be added soon.
Try out for a Varsity Sport
We have 12 intercollegiate sports teams organized through the college, including volleyball, basketball and soccer.
Write for the Current
The Current is the award-winning student news organization at Green River College.
Join KGRG Radio Station
Green River College hosts two radio stations on campus, which gives students a unique opportunity to gain both on-the-air and behind the scenes experience in news broadcasting, radio production and disc jockey work.
There are a lot of volunteer opportunities in the local community.
Hike Paradise Trail, Mt. Rainier National Park
Photo by Jelle Draper, Gap Year Student
Visit Seattle
Photo by Jelle Draper, Gap Year Student

Take the Lead

Get involved in Student Government
May 20, 2013
Build leadership skills by getting involved in one of the four student government committees, or think big and run for President or Vice President!
The Community, Leadership, Education and Outreach (CLEO) program, is a unique opportunity for self-motivated, hard-working students to challenge themselves and gain substantial work experiences.
Become a Peer Volunteer
Peer Volunteers help out with major events like orientation. International Programs recruits Peer Volunteers throughout the year, so check your emails and Facebook for announcements.
Become at Student Leader
Student Leadership - planting seeds & nourishing growth.
Work as a Peer Mentor
Peer Mentors are hired via the Foundation for Success Program and are experienced students who can listen to and guide new students based on their own experience.

Have Fun!

Seahawks Spirit Day!
May 20, 2014
Green River College faculty, staff and students cheer on the American football team, the Seahawks, before the Superbowl playoffs.
Things to do in the Pacific Northwest
GoPro Video by Ramon Peekel
Hiking, snowboarding, quading, these are just some of the fun things you can do in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Chase a chicken
Orientation is a great time to make friends and have fun. The Overnight Camp provides lots of games and entertainment to help you get to know each other.
Climb a Rock
Student Life offers many fun events throughout the quarter. Indoor rock climbing is just one of them.
Attend a Concert
Video by Nita Thirza
Green River offers three concerts a year.
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