Gap Year

Green River College International Programs

Create your own academic adventure starting at Green River College

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The Gap Year at Green River provides an opportunity for you to study abroad in the United States during the "gap year" between secondary education and university. Depending upon the courses taken and the policies of the receiving university, some of these courses may be transferable.

Contact Us for more information. Download Gap Year 2023-24 flyer.

Four Unique Gap Year Experiences. Choose the one that's right for you.



Done with high school but not ready or willing to commit yourself to a major or a university? Or do you just want a break from whatever you're currently doing? Come to Green River for a year.

Learn About Washington



The Green River to Hawaii Program is designed to provide a nine month learning experience at two colleges — one in Washington and the other in Hawaii.

Learn About Hawaii


The Green River to California program is designed to provide a nine month learning experience at two colleges on the west coast of the United States.

Learn About California


Australia & New Zealand

The Green River to Australia/ New Zealand program is designed to provide a ten month learning experience in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Learn About Australia & New Zealand

Jelle Draper

Gap Year: Green River to California

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“If you’re up for a new adventure every day, this is the right program for you. I wish I could do this year over and over again; it’s that much fun!”

Country: Netherlands

Maria Johansson

Gap Year: Green River to Hawaii

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“My Gap year experience was everything I thought it would be and more... To be able to study at two different places in America was so much fun! And to be able to study different classes to figure out what I want to do and what I enjoy in my life was a really good experience for me!"

More testimonials.

Country: Sweden

Contact Us

Phone: 253-288-3300
Fax: 253-333-4940
Zoom: Virtual Lobby

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Upcoming Dates

The application deadline for students transferring from within the U.S. is 8 a.m. on Arrival Day.

Winter Term
Classes Begin:
3 January 2024
Classes End:
22 March 2024
Spring Term
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
Classes Start:
1 April 2024
Classes End:
17 June 2024


Green River College
IVD Building
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA USA 98092-3699

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