Japan Study Abroad Application

Application Process

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

Payment Deadline: June 22, 2022

Students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible to apply. Transcripts are required. Minimum age is 18 (17 with parental permission).

You do not need to be a current Green River College student to participate in this program.

Program Limit

There is a capacity limit of 30 students on this program. This is on a "first-come, first-serve" basis and there are no guarantees that a student will be able to participate if the program is full. APPLY EARLY TO HOLD YOUR SPACE.

Program Application

Complete and sign the Study Abroad Application Form (linked on our website) along with your personal essay, unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation. Participants under the age of 18 must also have their parents/guardians sign the application and accompanying forms.

GRC students, submit application forms to: StudyAbroad@greenriver.edu

Non GRC Students

Students attending other WCCCSA colleges must apply through their institution to enroll in

  this program.  Please check with your college's Study Abroad Coordinator for policies and procedures.


After reviewing your application materials, you will be invited to a 1-1 interview with your campus study abroad coordinator. Upon acceptance, you must pay your $450 deposit within 2 weeks to confrim you spot in the program.

Additional enrollment paperwork is required after acceptance into the program.

Land-Only Option

Participants wishing to make their own travel arrangements separate from the group must request these arrangements at the time of application. Airport transfers are not included in the land-only option. Students must arrive in Tokyo, Japan at the beginning of the program and depart at the end of the program.


The presenters and supporters of the program cannot guarantee non-stop flights, service on any particular carrier or date/time changes in the itinerary. Airline tickets will be e-tickets or paper tickets that will be passed out at the airport on the day of departure to participants who have paid in full. Program participants are responsible for securing their own travel documents (passports, visas). Passports must be valid through the program end date. You must submit a photocopy of your passport to the GRC study abroad office as soon as you have it to secure air travel. If you do not currently have a valid passport, apply right away!

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Study Abroad Staff

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Megan Swanson, Program Manager
Office Location: IVD 116
Phone: 253-931-6845


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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