Japan Study Abroad Application

Application Process

Application Deadline: June 2, 2023

Payment Deadline: June 23, 2023

Must have completed at least 12 college credits. 

Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Minimum age is 17 (with parental permission).

You do not need to be a current Green River College student to participate in this program. Guest students from other Colleges and Universities are welcome. Contact your campus study abroad advisor for more information.

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

Applications are now being accepted online, via the Washington State Community College Consortium for Study Abroad (WCCCSA): How To Apply – WCCCSA


After submitting all of your preliminary 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 if needed). Passports should be valid for 6 months after 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!

Contact Us

Virtual Advising Appointments Now Available!

Schedule an Appointment

Study Abroad Staff

Megan Swanson, Assistant Director, Study Abroad
Megan Swanson, Assistant Director of International Education
Office Location: IVD 114      Phone: 253-931-6845


Andres Montano Leal, Study Abroad, Program Assistant
Andres Montano Leal, International Education Program Manager 

Office Location: IVD 116        Phone: 253-931-6976


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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)

Study Abroad Programs- IP
Green River College
12401 SE 320th St.
Auburn, WA, 98092


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Application Form

Applications are now accepted via WCCCSA.com

Study Abroad Application

Funding Information

Study Abroad Funding Tips [PDF]

Scholarships for Study Abroad

Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Schedule Appt. with Financial Aid