First Day on Campus

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On Friday, June 30, your hosts will bring you back to the College where the program begins with an orientation in the morning. This is when you will receive further detailed and up-to-date information about the program and all planned activities. We are also planning a campus tour, set you up with an Internet account, and issue Student ID Cards for each of you.

We will want to make copies of your passport and J-visa form, so please bring these documents with you on this day.

At noon, we are hosting a Welcome Luncheon, which includes a greeting by our College Leaders and this is an opportunity to meet more of the faculty and staff you will be working with in the coming weeks. At the luncheon, be prepared to introduce yourself.

In the afternoon, we are planning some fun 'ice-breaker' activities that will allow the group members to get to know each other.


The Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) on Women's Leadership is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). ECA’s mission is "to foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly and peaceful relations.

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Contact Us

SUSI Program Director

Dr. Vivette Beuster
+1 (253) 288-3343 (office phone at college)
+1 (253) 326-1989 (cell phone)

Institute participants may receive mail at the following address:

Megan Swanson
c/o International Programs and Extended Learning
Green River College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092 USA

This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by Green River College.