International Newsletter

Important Information

By Wendy Stewart, Vice President, International Programs & Extended Learning, October 4, 2018

Parents and Family Orientation was a Great Success

Sixty-four parents attended the Fall Quarter Parent Orientation. They came from Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Ukraine, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan. In addition, eleven agency partners participated.

Our goal in hosting a two-day parent and family orientation, is to help parents feel comfortable leaving their child here to study. Our premise is to educate and showcase our programs and services, along with highlighting banking, safety and the surrounding area.

At the end of orientation, we survey parents asking if the information was helpful and what we can improve on. Many said, “It was very helpful”, “I think you have done a great job!”, “So far we feel everything is done well”, “We are pretty much satisfied, keep it up!”

Global Leadership Program participants. First day.

Global Leadership Program Kicks off

The Global Leadership Program kicked off last week with 27 students from 11 different countries.  Students shared what they wanted to get out of the program which included a better sense of self, leadership skills, and an understanding of different cultures.  Dr. Suzanne Johnson welcomed all the students and shared some the basic principles she strives to demonstrate and encourage everyday in her role as President of Green River College.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Winter 2019

  • Preferred Application Deadline - 15 November, 2018*
  • Airport Arrival & Housing Move-in Day - 26 December, 2018
  • Orientation & Testing begins - 27 December, 2018
  • Classes start - 2 January, 2019
  • Classes end - 22 March, 2019

Spring 2019

  • Preferred Application Deadline - 15 February, 2019*
  • Airport Arrival & Housing Move-in Day - 26 March, 2019
  • Orientation & Testing begins - 27 March, 2019
  • Classes start - 1 April, 2019
  • Classes end - 14 June, 2019

See 2018-19 Dates and Deadlines

* This is a suggested deadline. 

Parent and Family Orientation and Hotel Reservation

We invite parents and family members to attend a special orientation for family members. Please let our Visitors Program Manager, Tawnya McLavey, know if you are planning to attend. As well, let Tawnya know if you need assistance with your hotel reservation.

Important Contact Information

Information Requests:
Business (payment):
Visa confirmation:
Pre Registration:

Emergency: (253) 740-8422

Recent News

Alumna of the Month: Uyanga E. Uka - Mongolia

August 8, 2017

Photo of Uyanga E. Uka

Uyanga E. Uka attended Green River College from 2008-2019 and transferred to the University of Washington. She majored in accounting and then obtained an MBA from the University of Fiance and Economics of Mongolia. She now works as a tax professional with a global mining firm.

Important Information

June 7, 2018

a photo of Wendy Stewart

Good News! No Increase in Tuition This Year and We are Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2018.