Welcome to International Programs

You Can Go Anywhere From Here

Student success is our top goal

Wendy Stewart with graduate Nhi Yen Nguyen from Vietnam

Green River College was founded in 1965 and is a government-funded college located near Seattle. We have a beautiful campus filled with tall evergreen trees, the perfect environment for study. Our top goal is student success. We serve more than 9,300 students, with over 740 international students from more than 60 countries. Green River is ranked #11 in international student enrollment among 2-year colleges in the United States and #1 in Washington State. (IIE, 2022-2023).  Green River College has received many other awards and distinctions such as the prestigious Paul Simon Award for Internationalization .

We invite you to explore our site and learn why Green River is a leader in University Transfer and how our staff provides excellent service to students. We are committed to helping students achieve their dreams, transform their lives, and make the world a better place.
We welcome you to Green River College!

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Dr. Wendy Stewart
Vice President of International Programs and Extended Learning 

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Our Programs

University Transfer

Our 2+2 transfer program offers students an opportunity to start their 4-year bachelor's degree. We have University Transfer Pathway agreements with over 40 universities.

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High School Completion+

Complete high school & college credits at the same time. A fast track to a US university degree and an excellent option for High School Exchange Students.

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Intensive English

Prepare for academic study at American colleges & universities. Small classes & personal attention from highly qualified instructors allow you to study at an intensive pace.

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Gap Year

Provides an opportunity for students who want to study abroad in the U.S. during the "gap year" between secondary education and university.

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Hear from alumni about their experience at Green River College.

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Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring

In Foundation for Success (FFS), experienced international students mentor new students as they adapt academically and socially.

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Contact Us

Phone: 253-288-3300
Fax: 253-333-4940
Email: international@greenriver.edu
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.

Summer Term
Classes Begin:
1 July 2024
Classes End:
22 August 2024
Fall Term
Preferred Application Deadline:
1 August 2024
Orientation Student (virtual)
4 & 5 September 2024
Orientation Parent (virtual)
6 September 2024 
Arrival & Housing Move-in Day
18 September 2024
In-Person Orientation Day
19 September 2024 
In-Person Parent Orientation
19 September 2024
Classes Start:
23 September 2024
Classes End:
12 December 2024


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

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday - Sunday

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