The Seattle Colleges are meeting the training needs of companies and organizations
throughout the world.
We have provided training to more than 20,000 international participants from more than 80 countries. Seattle Colleges
has the expertise and flexibility to deliver a wide variety
of programs. Some examples are English language training, technical content, accommodations, test preparation and institutional testing, internships, site visits, sightseeing,
and other experiential activities.
Highlights of the Unique Capabilities and Programs
of Seattle Colleges
Programs and Training
Seattle Colleges has programs in a wide variety of fields and can provide customized training for groups.
Seattle Colleges has close ties to the greater Seattle business community which provides outstanding opportunities for internships.
A few examples include the U.S. Department of Commerce; Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development;
Washington State International Trade Fair; Japan-America Society of Washington; World Affairs Council; Da Vinci Corporation;
Small Business Development Center; Port of Seattle; Washington Council on International Trade; K-2 Corporation;
Frank Russell Company/Tacoma; Interpoint Corporation; Costco Corporation; and
Allied Signal Corporation.
Please note there are specific regulations governing how and when somebody can do a paid/unpaid internship.
The Seattle Colleges have excellent English programs for individual students and professionals or short-term
"study tour" groups. At North Seattle, Seattle Central and South Seattle, students take intensive English and academic
preparation courses to prepare for college. Study Tour groups can request a specially customized curriculum and other program
options to fit their needs at any of the campuses.
International Student Services
We have outstanding services for international students, including cultural and academic orientation programs, educational and
career planning, admission and immigration services, housing assistance or placement, airport pickup, trips and activities, testing,
and other programs.
Other International Programs and Affiliations
In addition to serving international students at our campuses, we have relationships with several institutions abroad to facilitate Study
Abroad, Faculty Exchange, and other collaborative efforts. The colleges are members of or work with international organizations such as NAFSA;
Institute for International Education (IIE); Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission; Seattle Sister City Association; AMIDEAST; the World Affairs Council;
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); English USA (formerly AAIEP); and others.
Recent International Projects
Argentina, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Russia, Spain,
Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam:
A few specific examples include the following: