About Us

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 with Global Pathway Programs at the 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 Global Pathway 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.

International Study Center

Western Washington University International Study Center students talking on campus

Take the first steps towards your exciting future with the Global Pathway Programs at the International Study Center, where you will be supported to develop your academic and English language skills.

Active Student Life

Students walking on campus at Western Washington University

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.

Find Your Home

Exterior view of Western's housing, Buchanan Towers.

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.

Prepare for Your Career

Student walks down the steps of the career center on Western Washington University campus

Gain valuable career skills with our integrated career service, and access to University events, internships, and mentorships.

Global Pathway Programs

Our Global Pathway Programs will provide you with the solid academic and English language foundation you need to continue your degree studies at Western and succeed.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.