International School Webinars

Community Colleges in the USA

An informative webinar designed for counselors and other key administrators at international schools

Join one of our webinars and learn why 2 + 2 may be right for your students!

The 2 + 2 university transfer program allows students to earn a bachelor's degree by taking years one and two at a community college, then transferring to a university to complete years three and four. The two-year Associate of Arts and Associate of Science correlates with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science at university.  

Learn more about 2 + 2 in the December 2021 issue of the International School Leader Magazine: The Community College Route to a US Bachelor's Degree  (PDF)



Learn why so many international students and parents choose community colleges.

Photo of international students at commencement

  • What is a community college? How many are there? Why were they established?
  • Why are community colleges so popular in the USA?
  • Why would a high achieving student choose to attend a community college for Year 1 and 2 of the bachelor degree?
  • How does the 2 + 2 actually work? What are some pitfalls to avoid with the 2 + 2 model?

Community Colleges such as Green River College, help students get into top universities across the USA and abroad including Columbia University, University of Washington, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, Boston University, University of Michigan, Rutgers, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, University of Toronto, and University of British Columbia.




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Community Colleges in the USA" will be presented at different times and dates. Choose the one that works best for your time zone. See *ISC table for easier reference.


Meet our Presenters

Wendy Stewart, Vice President of International Programs

Wendy Stewart - Vice President of International Programs and Extended Learning

Wendy Stewart is the Vice President of International Programs and Extended Learning at Green River College where she has served in a variety of capacities for 25 years. She is responsible for self-support, entrepreneurial operations including international marketing, international student services, intensive ESL, study abroad, and international grant programs. She has extensive international recruitment, partner development, and enrollment management experience. Wendy is committed to advancing the community college mission of access, opportunity, and equity.

Wendy has a Master's degree in cultural anthropology from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and is a doctoral candidate in education with a concentration in organizational leadership at Northeastern University.

Ross Jennings - Senior Director of International Education

Ross Jennings - Senior Director of International Education

Ross Jennings has been involved in international education as a teacher, student, administrator, recruiter and program developer since 1970. He and his team built a top-ranked international program at a community college in the Seattle area. They did so by building comprehensive student services, a world-wide university transfer program and a very strong network of educational partners.

Ross served as the president of two international education-related professional organizations, presented numerous times and has written for a number of publications.

Ross has a Masters of Education from Stanford and earned a B.A. from University of California Santa Barbara.

Andrea Insley

Dr. Andrea Insley - International Education Consultant

Andrea Insley has over 30 years of international education experience covering a full range of global activities including managing one of the largest international student programs within the community college sector (marketing, recruiting, admissions, advising, engagement); study abroad and faculty exchange; globalization of the curriculum; cross-cultural competency development programming for students, faculty and staff; establishing inter-institutional relationships; short term contracting and intensive ESL programs.

Dr. Insley has also served as a consultant to several universities, consortia, community colleges (single and district), and ESL programs.

Her doctorate is in Education Leadership from Oregon State University and her B.A./M.A. are from the University of Washington.