Come practice your English, learn about American business — and have fun exploring Seattle! Business Short Term English Program (STEP) is a program for business students and professionals. You can improve your speaking and listening and learn important business skills in just three weeks.

What You'll Do

  • Practice your business-related conversation and presentation skills as well as your listening skills
  • Learn American-style business practices and cultural expectations for international business
  • Interact with Seattle-area businesses and do research on an area of interest
  • Participate in several optional afternoon activities to experience Seattle culture 

English Level

Intermediate to advanced

F-1 Visa Eligible


Format and Schedule

Classes meet in the mornings, Monday through Friday for three weeks, for a total of 15 hours a week. Two afternoons per week, program staff and UW students lead optional Seattle-area sightseeing activities. 

Classes are offered at our downtown Seattle location. This course can also be offered in an online format.