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Green River Community College

President Eileen Ely

rangement with Green River fell apart in less than a year-Edmonds
would close shop seven years later amid a financial scandal-but
"it was a launch pad" for Green River's international activities, said
Rutkowski, who retired in 2010 after 27 years.
"The freedom in the early days was unbelievable. Anything was
possible," said McIntyre, who still keeps a hand in cultivating Green
River's international partnerships. Despite the branch's brief existence, Green River's name now was known in Japan-classes had
been heavily advertised in the Tokyo Metro-and students began
journeying to Green River for intensive English classes. When former ESL head and then-executive director of international programs
Ross Jennings asked for $10,000 for an exploratory, three-month
solo trip to China, McIntyre and Rutkowski said yes. Jennings, now
vice president, made fast inroads, convincing dubious U.S. consular
officers it wasn't risky to issue visas for Chinese students to enroll in
community colleges. McIntyre said, "We more or less opened China
up for community colleges."

Mike McIntyre charted Green
River's international course
during his years as executive
vice president.

Director of International
Housing Cyndi Rapier runs
the host families program
that places 400 students in
townspeople's homes.

A Running Start and
Track Record for Transfer
Fast forward 15 years and today 559 of Green River's 1,500 international students are from China, including teens as young as 16
finishing high school and working on an associate degree at the same
time. They enter through a Washington State-authorized program
that allows 11th and 12th graders-local or international-to earn
both a high school diploma and a college degree. This has not been
without controversy. Some faculty are at odds with President Eileen Ely over the youngest international students' maturity, English
skills, and readiness for college work. But college officials say the
young students who advance out of ESL are earning the same stellar grades-3.5 GPA on average-as older international students.
The top sending countries after China are Vietnam, South Korea,
Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan.
A track record of success in student transfers to universities and
extensive support services are the principal reasons Green River

English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor Tim McDaniel and students in a McIntyre International Village classroom

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Front Lines
In Brief
New Windows on the World
Green River Community College Attracts International Students at an Early Age
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
Internationalization Leadership
Partnering
View From Out Here
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