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UW International & English Language Programs

Life at the UW

The UW offers many options for you to live, connect and explore so you fully enjoy your student experience. Find out how to prepare for your arrival in Seattle, choose housing, connect with others with similar interests and get to know Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.


Arrival & Orientation

Find out what to expect once you arrive in Seattle and how to prepare so you’re ready to learn at the UW.

Prepare for Arrival



Explore your housing options — from a residence hall on campus to an apartment off campus or a homestay.

Learn About Housing


Student Activities

Discover the organizations, clubs, sports teams, volunteer projects and more that you can join as a UW IELP student.

Discover Activities


Conversation Partners Program

Learn about other cultures, improve your language skills and make new friends at the UW.

Start a Conversation


Seattle & the Pacific Northwest

Learn about the many benefits of living and studying in the green and vibrant city of Seattle. 

Explore the City