Summer Availability

It’s time to get those swimsuits, BBQ grills & the sunblock out!!! Happy (almost) Summer!!

A couple of things before we get to the summer availability:

  • Mark your calendar for the afternoon of August 6th, 2016 for a IP Host Family Reunion, we expect your presence, so we can introduce our new housing members!!  More info to come in June.
  • We’ll be assigning Summer quarter students next week, so we need you to reply back to this email by Thursday, May 5th.
  • Arrival day for our long term students is June 14th, 2016


*** Please note that we do not have many long term students for Summer Quarter. You might want to consider a short term program student! We have 5 short term programs for Summer Quarter this year (about 4-6 weeks)!! Remember STP’s require a little more from you; in that the students are to be dropped off/picked up daily.  We ask that you spend a little extra time hanging out & touring around with these students since they will only be here a couple of weeks. With that said, you are compensated a bit more than a long term student!***

Please copy & paste the following information. Fill it out & email it back to us.  Even if you have the same students from last quarter staying with you & there are no changes

PLEASE FILL OUT THE AVAILABILITY.  We need confirmation that you still have these students in your home every quarter. 

  1. How many available long term openings do you have?
    1. When will you have these rooms available?
  2. Male or Female or Both?
  3. Would you like to be considered for Short Term Programs this Summer?
  4. Any home changes; kids, pets, family … any changes of who’s living in the home, or has your son/daughter turned 18?
  5. Students (include their Student ID number) currently living with you.
  6. Phone number or email changes?

Thank you again, for being such a wonderful host family!  We greatly appreciate all that you do!

Your Housing Team,

Cyndi, Emilee, Theresa and Amber

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Welcome Theresa Torell!

Housing is very exited to introduce Theresa Torell; our newest addition to our housing family!

Please read her bio below to learn more about her!

“Hello, my name is Theresa Torell. I have been part of Green River College since 2010, both as a student and a full time employee. Going back to school as an adult opened my eyes to a whole new world – experiencing the wonderfully diverse community at Green River has been a true blessing.

Born and raised in Washington State, I look forward to sharing my experiences and knowledge with our International students. I will also have the honor of experiencing life through their eyes.

I am grateful to be part of the Housing team. My goal is to provide support, understanding and guidance to our students and Host families.”



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Portland Shopping Trip!


When: Saturday, March 19th
Time: 8:00a-9:00p
Cost: $25 Green River Students / $35 Non-students
Why: Enjoy non-tax shopping in Portland, Oregon! Bring money for food and shopping. Wear warm clothing! Save a little money and enjoy the fun of a trip to Portland!
Location: Bus Circle near Administration Building

Click –>here<– to sign up online!

-IPEL Housing

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Student of the Month!!

student of the month

Meet our student of the month, Alexandra (Sasha) Tarasova, from Russia! Sasha arrived in the fall of 2015 at the age of 16. Her goal is to major in broadcasting and transfer to UCLA or UC Berkeley. Before Green River College, Sasha attended the EF Academy in New York for her sophomore year of high school. It was there that she heard about Green River College’s High School Completion Plus program and that she could get her high school diploma and earn college credits at the same time. Washington State is the only state that offers this program to students at the age of 16.

Click –>here<– to read more about Sasha!

-IPEL Housing

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Stevens Pass Ski Trip

When: Saturday, January 30th & Saturday, February  13th

Time: Meet at the bus circle at 6:30am

Cost: Option One: lift ticket plus transportation $75 for Green River students and $90  for non-students.

Option Two: lift ticket plus rental and transportation $105 for Green River students and $120 non-students

Option Three: includes two-hour beginner lessons, beginner lift, rental, transportation for$90 for Green River students and $105 for non-students.

Details: There is great snow in the mountains, how about going on a ski/snowboard trip at Stevens Pass! Lessons and rentals are available along with transportation and lift tickets. Dates are 1/30, and 2/16. Come to Student Life to see the different packages and sign up for one of these trips!

-IPEL Housing Team

stevens pass

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Lunar New Year!!

lunar new year

When: Friday, February 5th
Time: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Where: Student Affairs Bldg, Main Dining Area
Cost: $5 Green River Student / $10 Non-student
Description: Join us for this traditional celebration of many Asian cultures. There will be a Lion Dance, Casino Night, Dance Party and Club performances.

Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Students, be sure to sign up before the event, student tickets are 5$ with advance sign up and  $10 for everyone at the door.

For more information:

Contact Rex: or John:

-IPEL Housing Team

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Campus Talk!

campus talk

When: Every Tuesday and Friday until 3/11/2016
Time: 11:30a-2:00p
Where: Mt. Tahoma Lounge, SU (brand new building on campus)
Cost: FREE
Description: Be a part of Green River’s conversation and cultural exchange program!

  • Meet other international students and talk about your experience
  • Speak English without tests or grades
  • Conversations are led by local volunteers and student leaders
  • Beverages provided
  • There is no time limit! Talk or listen for as long as you like!
  • New and returning international students are welcome!

-IPEL Housing Staff

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