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International & English Language Programs

Welcome to UW IELP

Join us at the University of Washington in Seattle, one of the top schools in the world. You'll experience U.S. culture and study with students from many different countries.

Enroll in a program that lasts 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 a world-class U.S. university

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Business Certificates

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

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Short Programs

Improve your English and broaden your knowledge  while exploring Seattle

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Study Abroad at the 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 and culturally diverse place, and it's consistently ranked among America's best places to live, work and study.

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A World-Class University & Campus

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 support and guide every student so they can have the best possible learning experience.


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.


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