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Home Issue No 46 | Fall Quarter | September/October 2010


Important Information for our Students


Greetings Prospective Student,

Information in this section is designed to assist your transition to Green River Community College. You will find information on important dates to remember, English Proficiency requirements, a question of the month, scholarship information and finally dates you can meet with staff when they are in your country.

Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions... Looking forward to meeting you soon at GRCC!

Michael McIntyre
Educational Planner & Student Advisor, International Programs

Important Information

Important Dates

Fall Quarter: September through December 2010
Classes start Sept. 20, 2010
Classes end Dec. 9, 2010
Winter Quarter: December through March 2011
Housing move-in date December 27, 2010
Orientation and testing December 28, 2010
Classes start January 3, 2011
Classes end March 18, 2011

English Proficiency for Academic Program – Send proficiency results to GRCC

If you have not demonstrated English proficiency as part of the admission process and you plan to take TOEFL, IELTS or any of the accepted proof of proficiency prior to arriving at GRCC. Be sure to send your results to GRCC so you can get registered for academic classes prior to the start of the quarter. This is important to be sure you get the classes you need

Question of the Month. Answers to questions from prospective international students:

Every month the college receives questions from prospective students around the world. A new feature in the newsletter will be the “Question of the Month”. This month’s question is:

How receptive are Americans to International Students? Is it easy to make American Friends?

Answered by a student from the Netherlands:

“Almost all Americans are very interested when they hear you are an international student, which they usually do when your teacher struggles to pronounce your name when taking roll in class. Your foreignness gives you an easy conversational topic to start off with, and it is not hard to get close with anyone even if you’re not the most social person. I suggest you make a Facebook account so you can talk to Americans outside of the classroom, nearly all students here have them.”

“It is important that you make American friends – not only will you get to know the culture much better, but they usually also come with some nice benefits: cars and knowledge. Americans know the area and most will be excited when you ask them to drive you places you don’t know so that they can show you around. Try to get at least one good American friend if you really want to experience American culture.”

International Student Scholarships & Work Grants

Green River is now offering a wide variety of scholarships and on-campus employment. Scholarships are awarded as partial tuition waivers and on-campus work grants. Scholarship awards range from $200 to more than $5,000 and are dependent on the type and duration of the award.

Green River Staff on the Road

MacKenzie Hizon
UK and France: September 13-27
Alvin Tai Alvin Tai
Singapore: September 27-October 8
Leo Harten Leo Harten
Our Recruitment Representative, is currently living in Indonesia. If you would like Leo to assist you with any promotional activities, please let us know. 

Let us Know How We Can Help

We are committed to delivering outstanding personal service to our students. We need your help to continually improve. Please send me your comments and let us know how we can better serve you:

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