International & English Language Programs

Welcome to UW IELP

Join us at the University of Washington in Seattle, where you'll meet Americans and study with other students from around the world at one of the top schools in the world.

Enroll in a program that lasts for just a few weeks, several quarters, or a whole academic year – and boost your success in school or business.

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University Preparation

Get ready to learn and succeed at an American university

Business Certificates

Advance your business English and career with a certificate from the UW

Short Programs

Improve your English in just a few weeks – and explore Seattle

Study Abroad at UW

Experience university life and take classes with UW students

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The UW Experience

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Vibrant City of Seattle

Seattle is a friendly, progressive and culturally diverse place, and it's consistently ranked among America's best places to live, work and study.

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World-Class University

The UW is one of the world's leading public universities. It boasts Nobel prize-winning faculty and a stunning main campus.

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Your Goals Within Reach

Highly-trained staff and instructors give personal support and guidance so UW IELP students can have the best learning experience and reach their goals.

Student Testimonial Taka Nakamura

How can studying business at the University of Washington advance your career? Taka Nakamura, a student from Japan in the Global Business Certificate program, shares how coming to the UW is opening up a new world of experiences and opportunities for him.

See Taka's story

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Length

9 weeks

Schedule

Mon-Fri, 3-5 p.m.
18 hours/week

English Level

Beginning to Advanced

F-1 Visa

Eligible

Length

9 weeks

Schedule

Mon-Fri, 3-5 p.m.
18 hours/week

English Level

Beginning to Advanced

F-1 Visa

Eligible

You can learn and get inspired at the Seattle Art Museum

Lihu, China

On Mount Rainier, you can see snow even in the summer. It has a nice view.

Jangkyun, South Korea

Lake Washington is just awesome. You can have a very good boating day on Lake Washington.

Jesus, Venezuela

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