Professional Programs

In our increasingly globalized economy, companies must constantly seek ways to make their workforce more knowledgeable and competitive. A Customized Professional Group Program at the University of Washington is a solid investment in helping professionals adapt to the changing demands of working in a global climate.

Your employees will benefit both by improving their cross-cultural communication skills and by learning more about their field. Customized programs feature hands-on experience as well as traditional classroom activities. Previous programs have included content themes such as English for business, natural resources, engineering, education, medical training, law and information technology.

Here are a few great reasons to work with us:

  1. As a top-tier research institution, the University of Washington offers academic prestige, vast resources and a highly qualified teaching staff.
  2. Our English Language Program is one of the top rated in the United States and is among the charter programs accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation.
  3. The UW campus is located in the heart of Seattle, a cosmopolitan city with a mild climate known as a center of research and development for technology, business, education, health care and the environment. (Note: You can also opt to have us bring the program on site to your location.)

Program Benefits

  • Exposure to cutting-edge research and information in relevant fields
  • Access to the educational resources of the departments, schools, colleges and centers at the UW
  • Highly trained and experienced instructors
  • Emphasis on professional oral communication skills as students learn about a content area

Sample Program Features

  • Lectures by UW professors and guest speakers from local organizations
  • Language skills development and practice
  • Visits to local attractions and cultural activities
  • Signed program completion awards and mementos
  • Program evaluation and summary report

To get an idea of what our programs are like, please see the following examples:


We are happy to answer any questions and provide more information about our customized professional group programs.