08-09 Green River Intl Programs Presentation

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08-09 Green River Intl Programs Presentation

  1. 1. Welcome to Green River Community College www.greenriver.edu/international
  2. 2. GRCC is located in Washington State Close to Seattle in the city of Auburn
  3. 4. Why Choose Green River Community College? <ul><li>Transfer opportunities to excellent U.S. universities </li></ul><ul><li>On-Campus housing for students </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors provide personal assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Lower costs </li></ul><ul><li>Small classes </li></ul><ul><li>Close to Seattle </li></ul><ul><li>Safe, friendly, and beautiful campus </li></ul>
  4. 5. The Holman Library
  5. 6. The Technology Center
  6. 7. The Marv Nelson Science Building
  7. 8. Facts about GRCC <ul><li>10,000 total students </li></ul><ul><li>1,000 international students from more than 30 countries </li></ul><ul><li>On-campus housing facility and homestay options </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Center with wireless capabilities and over 100 computers for student use </li></ul><ul><li>Library with 100 high speed computers </li></ul><ul><li>Free internet and e-mail access for students </li></ul><ul><li>A beautiful park-like campus filled with evergreens and flowering trees </li></ul>
  8. 9. Beautiful Campus
  9. 10. What Do We Offer? <ul><li>University Transfer Program </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive English Program </li></ul><ul><li>High School Plus </li></ul><ul><li>Degrees and Certificates </li></ul>
  10. 11. Where GRCC Students are Accepted <ul><li>University of Washington </li></ul><ul><li>UC Berkeley </li></ul><ul><li>Cornell University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Southern California </li></ul><ul><li>Johns Hopkins University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>University of North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>University of Oregon </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana University </li></ul><ul><li>Purdue University </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio State </li></ul><ul><li>University of California </li></ul><ul><li>And many more… </li></ul>
  11. 12. International Student Advisors Front row (from left): Anupa Godse, Melanie Kaneshiro, Sarah Hamilton, Alvin Tai Back row (from left): Bob Lawrence, Jessica Galan, Carla Honkanen, John Tankersley
  12. 13. Most Popular Transfer Areas <ul><li>Business Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Art and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Aviation </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Science </li></ul>
  13. 14. Cost Comparison for one Academic Year (2008-2009)
  14. 15. Intensive English as a Second Language <ul><li>Program prepares students for academic studies at a U.S. college or university </li></ul><ul><li>Five levels, introductory to pre-academic </li></ul><ul><li>Course content: grammar, reading, writing and oral communication. TOEFL preparation is also available </li></ul><ul><li>TOEFL offered on campus at the end of every quarter </li></ul>
  15. 16. Academic Bridge Program <ul><li>Students can choose to take one academic class while attending intensive ESL classes full-time. </li></ul><ul><li>Available to students who have an official TOEFL score of 450-499 (133-170 computer based; 45-60 internet based) </li></ul><ul><li>Select students in Intensive English level 5 may also have the opportunity to take an academic class while attending IESL full-time </li></ul>
  16. 17. High School Plus <ul><li>Bonus: Save time and money </li></ul><ul><li>Offers highly motivated students an opportunity to take college level classes that count toward a high school diploma and university transfer. </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements: English proficiency, 16 years of age, and cannot have previously received a high school diploma </li></ul><ul><li>* Depending on assessment and placement , student may need to take non-transferable, developmental classes . </li></ul>
  17. 18. High School Plus Requirements <ul><li>Classes: 12 categories of classes are required for a Washington State High School Diploma. Your previous high school transcript(s) is evaluated to determine which requirements you need to take. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Culminating Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) or State Authorized Alternative </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Degrees and Certificates <ul><li>Associate of Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Associate of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Associate of Business </li></ul><ul><li>Certificates in a variety of subjects including: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International Business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aviation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Broadcasting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Therapy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Speech Communication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water Supply Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… and over 75 more. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Housing Options <ul><li>On-Campus Housing in Campus Corner Apartments (CCA) </li></ul><ul><li>American Host Families </li></ul><ul><li>Homeshare </li></ul>
  20. 21. Host Family <ul><li>$550 per month </li></ul><ul><li>Airport Pick-up </li></ul><ul><li>Area Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Visit </li></ul><ul><li>Private Room </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance with Banking </li></ul><ul><li>American Style Meals (3 meals a day) </li></ul><ul><li>One Month Bus Pass </li></ul><ul><li>$10.00 Long Distance Phone Card </li></ul>
  21. 22. On-Campus Housing: Campus Corner Apartments <ul><li>Students have airport meet and greet service, area orientation and assistance with shopping, banking needs, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Each unit has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and central living and dining areas </li></ul><ul><li>Each student has private bedroom </li></ul><ul><li>Rooms are fully furnished and have high-speed internet access, cable television hook-up and telephone hook-up included in rent </li></ul>
  22. 23. Campus Corner Apartments cont. <ul><li>Students prepare own meals </li></ul><ul><li>Move-in kits provided to new residents include linen, utensils and food items </li></ul><ul><li>Central laundry facility and Community Room with big screen television, kitchen and lounge area </li></ul><ul><li>All utilities included in rent </li></ul><ul><li>24-hour security and resident advisors on site </li></ul><ul><li>Different lease options are available </li></ul>
  23. 24. Housing Placement Fee <ul><li>$300 Housing Placement Fee (one time fee) includes the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CCA=Administrative Fee; Airport Pick-up; Move-in Kit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Host Family=Administrative Fee; Airport Pick-up; $100 First Month Deposit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Refund policy: $300 placement fee refundable upon request if student cancels application two weeks prior to housing/move-in-day or does not use the I-20 to enter the U.S. </li></ul>
  24. 25. Housing Fees Campus Corner rent varies depending on length and payment options. $5,400 $1,800 Campus Corner $4,950 $1,650 Homestay 3 Quarters 1 Quarter
  25. 26. Student Services <ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Advising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transfer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tutors </li></ul><ul><li>On Campus Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Student Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Airport Pick-up (if student applies for housing) </li></ul>
  26. 27. Orientation <ul><li>Placement Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Advising </li></ul><ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Overnight Camp for New Students </li></ul><ul><li>Seattle Trip </li></ul>
  27. 28. Overnight Camping Trip
  28. 29. Seattle City Tour – Space Needle
  29. 30. Dates and Deadlines December 28, 2008 December 29, 2008 January 5, 2009 March 20, 2009 <ul><li>New Student Arrival and Move-in </li></ul><ul><li>New Student Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Classes Begin </li></ul><ul><li>Classes End </li></ul>Winter Quarter 2008 Application Deadline – November 15, 2008 Airport pick-up is not available on December 24 or 25, 2008 September 10 & 11, 2008 September 12, 2008 September 22, 2008 December 11, 2008 <ul><li>New Student Arrival and Move-in </li></ul><ul><li>New Student Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Classes Begin </li></ul><ul><li>Classes End </li></ul>Fall Quarter 2008 Application Deadline – August 15, 2008
  30. 31. Dates and Deadlines June 17, 2009 June 18, 2009 June 22, 2009 August 13, 2009 <ul><li>New Student Arrival and Move-in </li></ul><ul><li>New Student Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Classes Begin </li></ul><ul><li>Classes End </li></ul>Summer Quarter 2009 Application Deadline – May 15, 2009 March 23, 2009 March 24, 2009 March 30, 2009 June 15, 2009 <ul><li>New Student Arrival and Move-in </li></ul><ul><li>New Student Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Classes Begin </li></ul><ul><li>Classes End </li></ul>Spring Quarter 2009 Application Deadline – February 15, 2009
  31. 32. Approximate Cost 2008-09 Tuition based on 12-18 credits $15,999 $5,333 Grand Total $7,662 $2,554 Total 600 200 Books $7,062 $2,354 Living Expenses $8,337 $2,779 Total 387 129 Fees $7,950 $2,650 Tuition 1 Academic Year ( 9 months) 1 Quarter (3 months)
  32. 33. Easy Application Process <ul><li>Complete application </li></ul><ul><li>Financial guarantee </li></ul><ul><li>$50 application fee </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended: official transcripts in English and copy of passport </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants must be 16 years of age or a high school graduate </li></ul>
  33. 34. Graduation <ul><li>Our 2008 graduates were accepted into top universities. They are heading to Cornell, UC Berkeley, and UCLA. </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to what our students who got into UC Berkeley have to say about GRCC. </li></ul>

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