Student Activities


Participating in various activities is a great way to practice your English and make new friends. Below are some ideas for student activities at the University of Washington that you might enjoy.

Conversation Partners

Our Language Exchange Program can match you with a conversation partner, a native English speaker who is interested in learning your language. In exchange for helping you with your English, the conversation partner will get a chance to practice your language. This program can help you meet Americans and improve your English skills at the same time.

Experimental College

The Experimental College offers noncredit classes on a wide variety of interesting topics, such as dancing, cooking and acting. You can connect with other UW students and people from the community in these inexpensive evening and weekend courses.

Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)

FIUTS is an organization on the UW campus that offers weekly activities, trips and lunches. You will be able to meet Americans and other international students while you participate in fun social activities.

Husky Sporting Events

Watch the UW Husky men's and women's athletic teams as they compete against other universities in football, baseball, basketball, soccer and many other sports. Most teams have their home games at campus locations. Join other students as you cheer the Dawgs on to victory!

Volunteer Opportunities

The IELP International Student Advisors can help you find a good place to volunteer in Seattle that matches your interests. Volunteering is an excellent way to meet new people, practice your English and learn about American culture. For more details, contact an advisor at 206-543-6242 or email us.