The key to academic success is to start your journey with a solid foundation. That's why international students choose to take their first step towards higher education at the Western Washington University International Study Center. Prepare for your university degree in a supportive environment, where you will be part of the welcoming Western community from your first day.
Our dedicated programs are specially designed to help prepare ambitious students like you for undergraduate or graduate study at Western. We will help you take the first steps to explore your interests and learn about the world, while you develop the academic and English language skills needed to succeed in university-level study. With our support you will quickly adapt to life in America, adjust to the new learning environment, and build lasting friendships.
Take the first steps towards your exciting future with university preparation programs at the International Study Center, where you will be supported to develop your academic and English language skills.
Getting involved in student life on campus is an important aspect of the American education experience. There are over 200 clubs and student organizations at Western so you can find people with similar interests or try new things.
Live on-campus in one of 16 residence halls where you will be close to your classes and at the heart of the student community, with everything you need to live comfortably.
Gain valuable career skills with our integrated career service, and access to University events, internships, and mentorships.
Our programs will provide you with the solid academic and English language foundation you need to continue your degree studies at Western and succeed.