Gap Year - California

Green River College International Programs

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The Green River to California Gap Year program is designed to provide a nine month (September to May) learning experience at two colleges on the west coast of the United States. Students spend the first quarter at Green River College (September - December) and then 1 semester (January - May) at Santa Barbara City College.

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  • Opportunities to participate in over 70 campus activities
  • Campus life
  • Travel
  • California in the winter
  • Career discover programs
  • Sample academic classes

The Green River to California Gap Year program exposes individuals to a wider world and new perspectives. It changes lives!

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Financial statement
  • Secondary school graduate or 18+ years of age
  • English proficiency is required for direct placement into the academic program.
  • SBCC Health Insurance required - $625 per semester

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

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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