UW International & English Language Programs

Seattle & the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful and livable regions in the United States. Famous for its clean air and water and surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers and forests, the area is a wonderful place to visit and to call home. Seattle has a mild climate year-round with very little snow in the winter.

 

seattle skyline

Seattle, the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, offers its residents the best of city and outdoor living. Cultural attractions include world-class museums, art galleries, an aquarium, a zoo, professional and college sports, the symphony, the opera and large annual film and music festivals. If you love nature and the outdoors, you will find excellent running, biking, hiking, camping, boating and skiing nearby.

downtown seattle

For working professionals in the Seattle area, opportunities abound. Some of the world's top companies and institutions were started here and have major operations in the region, including Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Costco and REI. The city also has a strong start-up business and technology culture.


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


Things to Do in Seattle

Classic Seattle

Culture

Sports

Outdoors

On Campus

Shopping