of the Month
Lina Aas-Helseth - Norway
Lina Aas-Helseth is an Academic
student from Norway.
is from Norway. After
completing her first year of college
in her home country, she transferred to
Green River Community College in the fall of 2010 to
pursue an AA degree. Her goal is to major in
print journalism and transfer to
Central Washington University next
"I really wanted to study journalism in America," Lina said. "So
in 2008 I did some research
on the internet. I wanted to find a good school on the West Coast and Green River Community College came up. I saw
that they had an agreement with a Norwegian agency,
SONOR (Study Outside Norway) so
I gave them a call."
SONOR put Lina in touch with the
staff at GRCC. She corresponded with
Mike McIntyre, Wendy Stewart and
Bruce Compton for about 12 months
before she applied.
"Turns out GRCC offers everything I
dreamed of," said Lina. "They offer
courses in print journalism and
broadcast journalism which is
exactly what I was looking for."
Lina was able to get her
education paid for through a
Norwegian educational loan fund
She lives at Campus Corner Apartments and loves it. "I have three American roommates who are
really nice. Two of them are from California and the other one is from