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Featured Student: Luka Dzipkovic - Serbia/Switzerland

By Lansing Bryan, March 21, 2019

Luka Dzipkovic was born in Serbia and currently lives near Geneva, Switzerland.  He is majoring in Mechanical Engineer and his goal is to transfer to one of the UC schools.

Why did you choose Green River College?

I wanted to attend a college on the West Coast.  I was also interested in 2 +2 program, because I heard that it is easier to transfer into one of the major universities from a community college. I chose Green River College because they have a very good transfer program and the staff are so friendly and responsive. I even had a Skype call with my advisor before I arrived and he helped me create an Education Plan to help me with my goal of transferring to one of the UC schools in California.  Green River also has a Transfer Pathway Program with nearly 40 universities including to UC Irvine and UC Riverside. 

What do you like most about Green River College?

There are number of things I like about GRC:

  • Smaller class sizes
  • Professors are really helpful – because the class sizes are smaller there is more one-on-one time with the professors and I can get quick feedback if I have a question.
  • Student Life Activities – there are a lot of organized trips. For example, last month the college took us on a skiing trip to Crystal Mountain. It was so much fun!
  • Green River has a brand new gym
  • Recreation sports. I play basketball in my free time.

Would you recommend Green River College to a friend? Why?

Yes, because Green River offers you the same classes as a 4-year university. You can transfer anywhere from here. It’s also on the west coast and near Seattle.

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