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CAMPUS PROFILE

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Green River Community College

Barry Bannister, Marshman and sociology instructor Louise Hull
led a workshop in Delhi, India, in December 2012 for 40 past SUSI
participants. Marshman stays in touch with them by e-mail and
Facebook and got firsthand accounts on the Arab Spring from students in Egypt. "Learning is a two-way street," she said.
Green River, located in a valley that is a hub of the aviation industry, has provided classroom training for future pilots and air traffic
controllers in partnership with institutions in China and Japan. IE
CHRISTOPHER CONNELL is a veteran Washington, D.C. education writer and
author of NAFSA's annual Internationalizing the Campus reports.

LESSONS LEARNED
Barry Bannister, a globe-trotting, Australian-born administrator and
management consultant, is director of international development.

MAINTAIN BALANCE. President Eileen Ely "would love
to see more international students," but only if the college
can maintain its high level of services. Other community
colleges often ask Ross Jennings, vice president and
regional contact for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, how
they can pull in more international students. His answer:
"Take exquisitely great care of your kids. If you can do
that, then everything else follows. If you don't do that,
nothing else matters."
BLUNT ADVICE. As much success as Green River has
had in boosting international enrollments, its recruiting
materials don't sugarcoat what awaits students. "While
admission to Green River is fast and easy, our program is
not for everyone. Lazy students...should not come," one
newsletter read. But for those willing to work hard, "Green
River is a great bridge to some of the finest universities in
the world."
KNOW YOUR CAPACITY. Green River's intensive English
program is one of many on the Saudi Arabian Cultural
Mission's list of approved programs. But when the mission
asked if Green River could handle 125 students, it told
them no, it could take no more than 25 to start-and then
it asked the mission to hold off for a quarter semester
"until we get the support systems in place," said Barry
Bannister, director of international development.
LOOK PARENTS IN THE EYE. Green River relies on
hundreds of trusted overseas agents to find 85 percent of
its international students, but still sends staff and faculty
on recruiting trips. Dean of International Programs Wendy
Stewart said nothing is more convincing than having
someone from the college "look the parent in the eye,
shake the hand, and say, 'I really believe this is a good
choice for your son or daughter.'"

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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
Forum
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