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Get involved and shape the future at a collaborative and research-focused university. One of the premier universities in the Pacific Northwest, Western's community focus and unique surroundings make it an exciting choice for US education. Join other ambitious students and expert teaching staff and benefit from the individual attention that Western Washington University's small class sizes allow. You will thrive in our active environment, whether you want to take part in pioneering research, get out into the great outdoors, or try out one of the university's 200+ student-led clubs.
The Global Pathway Programs at Western Washington University are Intensive English, International Year and Pre-Master’s. These programs - taught at the International Study Center on campus - will prepare you to succeed in your degree at Western Washington University.
The International Year program helps you adapt as you start your undergraduate degree at Western. Offered as a one, two, or three quarter program, you will study a range of subjects to develop your language and core study skills, while focusing on your chosen field.
The Pre-Master’s Program prepares you to study a Masters of Business Administration at Western. You will strengthen your knowledge and deepen your understanding through academic and English language classes, designed to help you succeed in your degree.
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The Pacific Northwest is famous for its beautiful coastline, colourful scenery, and spectacular mountain ranges. You will love living in a vibrant urban city located in breathtaking natural surroundings.
Bellingham is a fun city, full of quirky markets, coffee bars and a variety of world food restaurants. It is surrounded by stunning landscapes, perfect for exploring. From snow sports in the mountains, to kayaking in the bay, you'll never be bored.
Everyone is welcome in Western's lively campus community. The range of clubs includes sports, debating, comedy, music, and much more. There is also a rich environmental culture, and opportunities to join trips to local and national places of interest.
Studying in the US, you will have the opportunity to visit exciting and diverse places. Explore the stunning Pacific Northwest region surrounding Western Washington's campus, or take a trip to the nearby cities of Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Canada.