Gap Year

Green River College International Programs

Create your own academic adventure starting at Green River College

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The Gap Year at Green River provides an opportunity for you to study abroad in the United States during the "gap year" between secondary education and university. Depending upon the courses taken and the policies of the receiving university, some of these courses may be transferable.

Contact Us for more information. Download the Gap Year brochure.

Four Unique Gap Year Experiences. Choose the one that's right for you.



Done with high school but not ready or willing to commit yourself to a major or a university? Or do you just want a break from whatever you're currently doing? Come to Green River for a year.

Learn About Washington



The Green River to Hawaii Program is designed to provide a nine month learning experience at two colleges — one in Washington and the other in Hawaii.

Learn About Hawaii


The Green River to California program is designed to provide a nine month learning experience at two colleges on the west coast of the United States.

Learn About California


Australia & New Zealand

The Green River to Australia/ New Zealand program is designed to provide a ten month learning experience in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Learn About Australia & New Zealand

Contact Us

How to Apply

Request Information

Phone: 253-288-3300
Fax: 253-333-4940

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Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Financial statement
  • Secondary school graduate or 17+ years of age
  • English proficiency is required for direct placement into the academic program.

Jelle Draper

Gap Year: Green River to California

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“If you’re up for a new adventure every day, this is the right program for you. I wish I could do this year over and over again; it’s that much fun!.”

Country: Netherlands

Maria Johansson

Gap Year: Green River to Hawaii

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“My Gap year experience was everything I thought it would be and more... To be able to study at two different places in America was so much fun! And to be able to study different classes to figure out what I want to do and what I enjoy in my life was a really good experience for me!"

Country: Sweden