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Sander (right) and friends at Green River College

Student stories from Green River College

Would you like to know more about student life at Green River College in Washington State in Auburn, the United States? Read about the experiences of international students that have studied at this college. Sander from The Netherlands tell you about their study abroad experience in the United States.

Sander van der Neut, The Netherlands

University: Green River College
Program: Study abroad

Sander did a study abroad semester at Green River College (GRC) and chose four subjects: 

  • Philosophy
  • Radio Production
  • Psychology
  • Political Science 

Studying abroad gave me admittance to International Business

After completing his studies at Green River College, Sander was admitted to the Bachelor of International Business at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), to which only a limited number of places are available. However, Sander received a guaranteed admission agreement because of his studies abroad.

"I have learned a lot during the 3 months at Green River College. GRC has a small-scale campus and every effort is made to give international students the best time of their lives. A big difference with the Dutch education system is the amount of support staff at this college. They will help you with every question you have."

I advice you to live with other students

"If you are willing to arrange things yourself and look forward to a challenge, I would advise you to go and live at the Campus Corner Apartments. This is a small (international) student district, a 2-minute walk from the campus. You will share an apartment with three other (inter)national students. It’s good to be open-minded, as you will for sure meet some cultural differences. You can make use of several services including a pickup service which make things easier at the start."

It’s worth the challenge

"This is one of the most advantageous places you can go to in the USA and it's worth every penny! Why? Because you learn a lot, it gives a good impression to your resume, it's a great experience and you will have a lot of fun."

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