Green River College Study Abroad
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Mission: We offer transformative academic experiences that provide students with new global perspectives and skills that will help them thrive in their academic and professional pursuits.
Earn academic credits while living and studying abroad in some of the world's most fascinating places. Select a destination below to learn more about a specific program.
We are currently accepting applications for: Summer 2021 (Costa Rica) and beyond. In the event that any program is canceled due to COVID-19, students will receive a full refund including the program deposit.
Upcoming programs, in chronological order:
|Summer 2021||Costa Rica|
|Fall 2021||Tokyo, Japan|
|Fall 2021||London, England|
|Winter 2022||Australia & New Zealand|
|Winter 2022||Berlin, Germany|
|Spring 2022||Lyon, France|
|Summer 2022||Shanghai, China|
|Summer 2022||Costa Rica|
|Fall 2022||Tokyo, Japan|
|Fall 2022||Barcelona, Spain|
|Winter 2023||Australia & New Zealand|
Critical Languages Scholarship (CLS): Are you interested in language acquisition? The CLS is a fully funded summer program offering intensive language studies abroad for 15 world languages.
More Value for Your Money
Studying abroad through a community college is much more affordable than a 4-year university. The savings in tuition dollars alone are significant.
2020 Study Abroad Tuition Rates (15 credits)
- GRC: $1,450
- UW Seattle: $3,736
Course credits are transfer level, however, since acceptability varies from school to school, you may want to insure that your selections are accepted to the transfer institution of your choice.
Program Partners & History
Green River College sponsors programs in partnership with the Washington Community College Consortium for Study Abroad (WCCCSA). The WCCCSA Consortium includes 17 colleges in the State of Washington.
The Australia/New Zealand program is developed by Green River College in partnership with Newman College in Melbourne, Australia and Unitec University in Auckland, New Zealand. The Japan program is developed by Green River College in partnership with Kogakuin University in Tokyo, Japan.
Other country programs offered above are made possible by our partnerships with professional study abroad partner organizations, including the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), Barcelona Study Abroad Experience (SAE), Costa Rica Instituto de Cultura y Lengua Costarricense ICLC, and the CAPA Global Education Network.
Washington state residence is not required to participate in these programs. All participants who register for classes through Green River College are considered our students and receive a Green River transcript. Students from WCCCSA member colleges can register for their classes and pay tuition directly to their own institution.
Virtual Advising Appointments Now Available!
Study Abroad Staff
Megan Swanson, Program Manager
Location: IVD 114
Phone: 253-833-9111 ext. 4892
Marc Milsten, International Marketing - Regional Director
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2145
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Detailed brochures and applications are available for each program. Information meetings are arranged as needed. Group orientation sessions are scheduled prior to departure.
McIntyre International Village D (IVD) 115
Study Abroad Programs- IP
Green River College
12401 SE 320th St.
Auburn, WA, 98092
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