Green River College offers an exciting and unique Gap Year program for students who are done with high school, but not ready to commit to a major or university. Students can come to the USA and live the American college life for 3, 6 or 9 months at Green River College.
Why should you take a Gap Year at Green River College? Here are the top 5 reasons:
Do something different. Green River College offers a very unique Gap Year experience
Make new friends – Green River College has 8,000 students including over 1,600 international students from 63 different countries.
Realize your interests before you start university – students can take classes in art, science, social science, aviation, engineering and more.
Have fun! Green River offers a vibrant Student Life and Intramural Sports program
Can’t decide on where to take your Gap Year? That’s not a problem. Combine a quarter at Green River in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with California, Hawaii or Australia and New Zealand. Green River offers four academic adventures to choose from:
Green River College Traditional– Spend 9 months at Green River College in Auburn, Washington USA. Auburn is 45 minutes south of Seattle. Take classes that interest you and enjoy the student life.
Green River to California – Spend the first quarter at Green River College (September – December) and then 1 semester (January – May) at Santa Barbara City College.
Green River to Hawaii – Spend the first quarter at Green River College (September – December) and then 1 semester (January – May) at Kapi’olani Community College in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Green River to Australia / New Zealand – Spend the first quarter at Green River College (September – December) and then 10 weeks in Australia and New Zealand (January – March) and then return to Green River for the third and final quarter.
We understand that not all students can afford to come to Green River College for a full year, so we also offer the Green River College Traditional program for one or two quarters .
When we asked students what makes Green River College’s Gap Year different from other Gap Year programs,, Milou Tromp from the Netherlands responded, “Green River College really feels like a community and people always want to help. It helped me when I first got here to know that Green River was a smaller college that really cares about its students.
“Also, Green River offers much more than just classes. Most Gap year students want to go somewhere where there is a lot to do. Green River offers many activities like hiking, trips to Portland, and trips to sporting events, musicals, concerts, volunteer activities, clubs, sports, and more.”