About Foundation for Success
Foundation for Success (IP 11) helps you establish a strong learning foundation and enables you to transition well. As you adapt to a new culture and language, this extra class will ensure your success. Students in this program have many opportunities to develop and perfect their skills working alongside their Peer Mentors.
Required for all new Intensive English Program (IEP) international students - All first-quarter IEP students are enrolled in this one-quarter program. Students will attend weekly workshops with Peer Mentors and program staff.
- Regular Meetings with Mentors - Beyond the class time, mentors and students will meet an additional hour during each week to talk and go over issues important to the student, develop relationships, and find further connection to the campus, community and friends.
- College Success Skills - Students will participate in weekly learning modules including Personal Health/Safety, Good Communication, Networking, Time Management, Clubs and Activities, Study Skills, and more.
Peer Mentors are experienced students who listen to concerns you might have and speak with you from their own experience. Having someone to trust helps ease the uncertainties of your new life here at Green River. Your Peer Mentor will be available by text and email in addition to meeting with you twice weekly. You will be assigned a Peer Mentor during the first week of class. Peer Mentors look forward to helping you!
"I talked about various topics with my group members. I can improve my English talking skills during this class."
"I make many new friends. I know more new information in this school."
"A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey
If you have any questions about the Foundation for Success program, please contact Erica Swenson, Program Manager.
“Being a Peer Mentor offers so much more than just simply feeling good about helping new international students. I have gained new perspectives from others, developed strong leadership skills, and also learned how to handle things professionally in difficult situations. Mentoring is an opportunity to support your peers, while further strengthening your network and building leadership capabilities. Not to mention, FFS classes are more casual than usual classes, so new international students can feel more welcomed and relaxed.”
Major: Design and Visual Communications
“Through Peer Mentoring, I've learned how interesting it is to interact with other international students and how to be more empathetic. By taking a step to reflect on myself more, mentoring has helped me to have a better understanding of my peers, try to find their point of view and build trust with them. I also enjoy sharing my two-years of experiences and information about the United States with my mentees.”
Major: Communication Studies
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The application deadline for students transferring from within the U.S. is 8 a.m. on Arrival Day.
|3 January 2024
|22 March 2024
|Preferred Application Deadline:
|1 February 2024
|Orientation Student (virtual)
|13 & 14 March 2024
|Orientation Parent (virtual)
|15 March 2024
|Arrival & Housing Move-in Day
|27 March 2024
|In-Person Orientation Day
|28 March 2024
|In-Person Parent Orientation
|28 March 2024
|1 April 2024
|17 June 2024
Green River College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA USA 98092-3699