International Student Housing

Green River College International Programs

4 Housing options at Green River

Green River knows how important housing is to the success of a student. This is why our housing staff go the extra mile to give the best experience possible by providing a caring, positive, safe and supportive American living experience. There are four housing options. Please read carefully so you can choose the option that is best for you.

1. Campus Corner Apartments

Experience traditional American college life at Campus Corner Apartments (CCA)

Campus Corner Apartments Virtual Tour

Students enjoy a convenient, on-campus location; comfortable, high-quality facilities; an excellent study environment; and an opportunity to get involved and make friends in a supportive student community of 340 American and international students. Students must be 17 years old at the time of move-in.

Benefits of Living On Campus:

  • Living on campus is convenient!
  • Walking distance to class
  • Community Center where you can hang out with friends from all over the world
  • Lots of on-site student activities
  • Private and group study areas
  • Easy to get involved in campus activities
  • ...and more

Additional Information:

Important Note

  • To apply for housing (CCA and Homestay), be sure to fill out and submit the International Application and pay the $300 housing fee.
  • International student leaders help with the move-in process.
  • Learn more about important Arrival Services included with your $300 Housing Placement fee!

2. Homestay

Live with an American family and share American customs and culture.

International students enjoy a dinner with their host family.

Homestays offer you a home away from home and a great place to practice your English skills. Students are provided a fully furnished private room and U.S. style meals. Food is available for self-prepared breakfasts and lunches. The main daily meal, usually dinner, is prepared and shared together with the family. Transportation to and from campus varies; most families are on a convenient bus line to Green River. Some families drive students to and from campus daily.

The Host Family provides the following first-time arrival services:

  • Airport greeting and pick-up
  • Campus visit
  • Assistance with banking
  • Assistance with cell phone needs
  • Transportation assistance to and from campus

Special Host Family Program for 16-Year-Old Students

Because Green River College (GRC) is committed to the academic and personal success of all our students, we have developed a special host family program for 16-year-olds.


Required $300 placement fee to secure a homestay. 

Monthly Homestay Costs 
(Arrival and Move-in Day)

Homestay per MonthPrivate Room PlacementShared Room Placement
17+ year olds  $1,000  $900
16 year olds  $1,100  $1000 

Virtual Tour

Launch Homestays


 3.  Divine Court Apartments - New Housing Opportunity Spring Term!

This a new and exciting opportunity for our international students. Starting spring term 2024.

 Divine Court Outside Shot with pink flowers

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new housing opportunity designed for Green River international students. Green River College has secured 30 beds in a variety of units at a newly built apartment complex. Divine Court Apartments is conveniently nestled in the heart of downtown Auburn. - Learn More

4.  Own Housing

The third option for housing is finding your own housing in the area. You may already know someone or have family close by. Please keep in mind if you choose this option, the housing office is not responsible for any issues that may come up.  If you are 16 or 17 years old you must request an exception from the live-in requirement, and complete the Student Housing Exception Request form and have it signed by your parent/guardian. - Learn More

Additional Information:


Contact Us

Phone: 253-288-3300
Fax: 253-333-4940
Zoom: Virtual Lobby

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Upcoming Dates

The application deadline for students transferring from within the U.S. is 8 a.m. on Arrival Day.

Spring Term
Classes Begin:
1 April 2024
Classes End:
17 June 2024
Summer Term
Preferred Application Deadline:
1 May 2024
Orientation Student (virtual)
12 & 13 June 2024
Orientation Parent (virtual)
14 June 2024 
Arrival & Housing Move-in Day
26 June 2024
In-Person Orientation Day
27 June 2024 
In-Person Parent Orientation
27 June 2024
Classes Start:
1 July 2024
Classes End:
22 August 2024


Green River College
IVD Building
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA USA 98092-3699

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday - Sunday

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