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International Students

You’ll have the campus resources, holistic support and welcoming community you need to feel at home and prepared for success, with all the perks of life in a global city.

In the Heart of a Global City

Our campus is in the heart of Seattle—close to global companies on the leading edge of technology and advancement. 鶹AV has built extensive relationships with industry and cultural leaders, and these connections provide a wealth of opportunities to secure meaningful internships. It also provides mentors and volunteer opportunities related to your career goals and interests.

And when it comes to finding a little piece of home, just east and south of our campus are some of the most culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhoods on the west coast. The Central District, Little Ethiopia, Little Saigon and the International District are all within walking distance and offer you a taste of a different culture on nearly every corner.

Celebrating Global Perspectives

Our Jesuit values are rooted in deep respect and appreciation for people, beliefs and cultures around the world. We foster diversity, inclusion and equity in all places. Discover more about our diverse and inclusive community.

You’re an important part of our campus community, and we have the campus culture and resources to ensure you felt seen, understood and valued. Learn more about our global engagement.

Optional Practical Training

Learn about how you can take this self-paced course, what it takes to file for optional practical training and your responsibilities while on approved OPT.

International Student Center: Community & Support

鶹AV’s International Student Center (ISC) is the home away from home for our diverse international campus population. ISC is the main resource for international students on campus.

Here’s how we help:

  • Answer questions about the application process.
  • Introduce you to campus resources with a Welcome Workshop for new students.
  • Help with immigration-related issues, paperwork and maintaining status in the United States.

Throughout the year, ISC hosts many events. They’re a great way to meet people and to gain experience in event planning, leadership and marketing.

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Clubs for Career, Community and Culture

Whether you’re looking to join a cultural club, play a sport or develop career skills, you’ll have a wealth of student groups and activities to connect and inspire you. Student groups and cultural clubs help you connect with others who share your racial, ethnic or cultural identity or heritage.

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Outdoor Adventures in Every Season

Living in Seattle, you’ll be near mountains, the Puget Sound, and plenty of forests. So you’ll be able to experience the outdoors in all seasons and types of weather. Plus, you can borrow a variety of gear for your next outdoor adventure when you’re a student at 鶹AV.

Connect with other students by taking an outdoor trip that’s coordinated through University Recreation.

hear from Our Students

Vanesa Wai student class of 2023

Vanesa Wie, '23

“ISC has been a great community for me that is like a family for me!”

Bachelor of Science in Biology

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Get in Touch

We’re here to help. For information about the international student community and student involvement at 鶹AV, contact: 

International Student Center

Pavilion 160