Spend your gap year in the Pacific Northwest
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 — a Gap Year — and experience American culture, take enjoyable classes, travel, make friends from all over the world; learn while having fun at the same time.
Seattle has long been the home and inspiration of great musicians like Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, and more recently Macklemore. In addition, Seattle hosts some major cutting edge industries like Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing and Starbucks. This mix of die-hard live music fans and young professionals makes taking courses in the Seattle area a fantastic cultural experience, whatever your interests.
Green River College, just 45 minutes from the city center, is located in Auburn, Washington. The campus is surrounded by forests and natural beauty making it an idyllic and peaceful place to study.
When the weekend comes around, Green River is not far from great movie and arts scenes; renowned symphony, opera, ballet and theater companies; professional sports teams (Seahawks and Sounders); a variety of restaurants; vibrant cultural and music festivals; and great outdoor adventures for hiking, biking, boating, and skiing.
- Combine language and academic studies
- Study abroad for 3, 6 or 9 months
- Transfer to a world class university for a BA degree
- Achieve complete language fluency
- Network with students from over 60 countries
- Completed application
- Financial statement
- Secondary school graduate or 17+ years of age
- English proficiency is required for direct placement into the academic program.
Sander van der Neut
Gap Year: Washington
“If I had this to do all over again, I wouldn't change a thing. I would do everything the exact same way. I would tell my friends you just have to go. This is something you have to experience to see how awesome it is.”
Now attending: VU University Amsterdam
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Application deadline for students transferring from within the U.S. is by 8 a.m. on the first day of the quarter.
|20 September 2021|
|9 December 2021|
|Preferred Application Deadline:|
|15 November 2021|
|Orientation Student (virtual)|
|15 & 16 December 2021|
|Orientation Parent (virtual)|
|17 December 2021|
|Arrival & Housing Move-in Day|
|28 December 2021|
|In-Person Orientation Day|
|29 December 2021|
|3 January 2022|
|23 March 2022|
Green River College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA USA 98092-3699