Gap Year - Australia / New Zealand

Green River College International Programs

Capture the heart of a kangaroo.

The Green River to Australia/New Zealand Gap Year program is designed to provide a ten month (September to June) learning experience in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Students spend the first quarter at Green River College (September - December) and then 10 weeks in Australia and New Zealand (January - March) and then return to Green River for their third quarter.

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  • January - March
  • All inclusive tuition and housing!
  • Opportunities to participate in over 70 campus activities
  • Campus life
  • Travel
  • Australia/New Zealand in the winter. Winter in the U.S. and Europe is summer in Australia and New Zealand
  • Career discover programs
  • Sample academic classes

The Green River to Australia/New Zealand Gap Year program opens individuals to a wider world and new perspectives. It changes lives!

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Financial statement
  • Secondary school graduate or 17+ years of age
  • English proficiency is required for direct placement into the academic program.

Giel van Weezel

Gap Year: Green River to Australia/New Zealand

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"My Gap Year showed me a lot of what the world has to offer. I am really glad I got the opportunity to see three very different countries in one year, all three with vastly different cultures. I would highly recommend a gap year like mine to anyone who would want to see more of the world while you’re still young."

Country: Netherlands

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.

Spring Term
Classes Begin:
1 April 2024
Classes End:
17 June 2024
Summer Term
Preferred Application Deadline:
1 May 2024
Orientation Student (virtual)
12 & 13 June 2024
Orientation Parent (virtual)
14 June 2024 
Arrival & Housing Move-in Day
26 June 2024
In-Person Orientation Day
27 June 2024 
In-Person Parent Orientation
27 June 2024
Classes Start:
1 July 2024
Classes End:
22 August 2024


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

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