UW International & English Language Programs

Program Type

Length

English Level

F-1 Visa

University Preparation

Improve your English and study skills and get ready to study at an American university.

Program Length English Level F-1 Visa
Intensive English Program

Prepare for university-level study at one of the oldest English-language programs in the United States.

Length 3 Months–2 Years English Level Beginning to Advanced F1 Eligible Eligible
Graduate School Preparation Program

Get ready to meet the challenges of graduate study in the United States.

Length 5 Weeks English Level Advanced F1 Eligible Eligible
Business Certificates

Gain the business knowledge and English skills you need to succeed in the global workplace.

Program Length English Level F-1 Visa
Global Business Certificate

Learn important business concepts and skills so you can advance your career.

Length 9 Months English Level Advanced F1 Eligible Eligible
Business English Program

Improve your English for professional and work settings.

Length 3–9 Months English Level Intermediate to Advanced F1 Eligible Eligible
Short Programs

Focus on real-life English speaking and listening skills and get a taste of American culture.

Program Length English Level F-1 Visa
Language & Culture STEP

Learn about American culture and improve your vocabulary through a variety of fun activities.

Length 2–3 Weeks English Level Beginning to Advanced F1 Eligible Not Eligible
Business STEP

Improve your English speaking and listening abilities for the workplace and gain key business communication skills.

Length 3 Weeks English Level Intermediate to Advanced F1 Eligible Not Eligible
Science, Technology & Engineering STEP

Improve your English while learning about the latest technological innovations.

Length 3 Weeks English Level Intermediate to Advanced F1 Eligible Not Eligible
Academic Skills STEP

Practice your English and academic skills and get ready to enter an undergraduate or graduate program.

Length 3 Weeks English Level Intermediate to Advanced F1 Eligible Not Eligible
Online STEP

Take one of our popular STEP programs online from your home country.

Length 3 Weeks English Level Intermediate to Advanced F1 Eligible Not Eligible
Intensive Faculty Development Program

Gain insight on strategies that create a dynamic and engaging classroom experience.

Length 3 Weeks English Level Intermediate to Advanced F1 Eligible Eligible
Study Abroad at the UW

Experience life as a student at the prestigious University of Washington.

Program Length English Level F-1 Visa
Global Connections

Improve your English and learn about global challenges from different perspectives.

Length 3–9 Months English Level Intermediate to Advanced F1 Eligible Eligible
Global Electrical & Computer Engineering

Gain the fundamentals of electrical engineering and advance your English skills.

Length 6 Weeks English Level Intermediate to Advanced F1 Eligible Eligible
Advanced Medical Imaging Program

Learn about the latest directions in medical imaging, shadow working radiologists and undertake a research project.

Length 8 Weeks English Level Advanced F1 Eligible Eligible
Online Programs

Build the confidence and skills for using English in a work or business setting through these edX and Coursera programs.

Program Length English Level F-1 Visa
Business English Communication Skills

Learn to communicate effectively in English in business settings.

Length 7 Months English Level Intermediate F1 Eligible Not Eligible
English for Business Networking

Gain business networking skills that will help expand your career and business opportunities.

Length 1–7 Months English Level Intermediate F1 Eligible Not Eligible

Special Programs

Customized Programs

Create a program focused on specific content themes or English language skills for your group or organization.

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Research Programs

International students eligible for a J-1 visa can undertake significant research projects on campus.

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