Foundation for Success – Mentoring Program

About this Program:

Foundation for Success (FFS) program is required for all incoming academic students and all students enrolled in the Intensive English Language Program.

Foundation for Success is a one-quarter program that helps students establish a strong learning foundation and enables them to transfer to top universities. FFS offers students adapting to a new culture and language extra help that can make a difference between failure and success in their first quarter. Students in this program have many opportunities to develop and perfect their skills working alongside their Peer Mentors.

New students are supported by Peer Mentors and program staff in learning how to manage their academic and daily lives. Each student will be assigned to their own Peer Mentor who will be available to contact by text or email. Peer Mentors are experienced students who can speak with students from their own experience and also listen to student concerns. Having someone to trust right away helps ease the uncertainties of their new lives here at Green River.

John Chi

John Chi - China
Peer Mentor

The Foundation for Success is a great program for first quarter International Students who want to get a jump-start on the exciting academic and cultural experiences here at GRCC. Your Peer Mentors will share their knowledge of the U.S. education system with you and help you become an active part of the Green River student body. I look forward to meeting with you in this coming fall quarter.

Read in Chinese.

Chau Ngoc Dao

Chau Ngoc Dao - Vietnam
2011 Foundation for Success Student

The Foundation for Success Program is great because it shows me, the brand new student, almost everything about this school. Moreover, I can make more friends and have a place I feel I belong to.

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Parent Testimonial

The Foundation for Success Program is a value-added service; it helps in providing leadership development.

Program Details and Cost:

  • Required for all new International Students - All first quarter IESL and academic International Students are enrolled in this one quarter program.
  • Regular Meetings with Mentors -
    Students will attend weekly workshops with Peer Mentors and program staff. Mentors and students will meet an additional hour during each week to talk and go over issues important to the student. Additional activities including: US Culture; dining together; volunteering, cooking instruction; sporting activities and learning about driving safety also take place during their FFS quarter.
  • College Success Skills -
    Students will participate in weekly learning modules including: Personal Health/Safety, College Success, Major/Career Selection, College Transfer, Time Management, Clubs and Activities, Study Skills and more.
  • Cost - $100

Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact Us

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