Study Abroad

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.

COVID-19 Update:
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:

Fall 2021 *Postponed to Spring 2022* Tokyo, Japan
Fall 2021  *Cancelled* 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 

Transfer Courses

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.

Study Abroad Program History

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Study Abroad Staff

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Megan Swanson, Program Manager
Office Location: IVD 114
Phone: 253-293-0129


Green River College Study Abroad staff member Marc Milsten
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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Application Form

Study Abroad Application 2021-2022

Funding Information

Study Abroad Funding Tips [PDF]

Scholarships for Study Abroad

Financial Aid for Study Abroad

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