Overview

Come practice your English and learn about American culture! In Language & Culture Short Term English Program (STEP), you’ll learn English from an experienced instructor in the mornings, and see the beautiful sights of Seattle in the afternoons. You can improve your speaking and listening in just weeks.

Length

2–3 Weeks

Schedule

Mon-Fri
15 Hours/Week

English Level

Beginning to Advanced

F-1 Visa

Not Eligible

What You'll Do

  • Improve your English vocabulary through a variety of listening and speaking activities
  • Practice your English in real-life situations
  • Learn American expressions and idioms

Program Features

  • Small classes, with an average class size of 14
  • Opportunity to explore the campus area on field trips with your classmates and other students

Who Should Register

This program is for people interested in American culture and improving their English, as well as those who want to experience student life in America before committing to a longer stay.

Language & Culture STEP is open to beginning to advanced students of English. You just need basic English skills to participate. For specific requirements, see How to Register.

Schedule

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

Cost

Tuition  
     3-week program $1,650
     2-week program $1,350
Registration fee (nonrefundable) $55
Room and board (estimated)  
     3-week program $1,295
     2-week program $865
Estimated Total  
     3-week program $3,000
     2-week program $2,270

Transportation

The cost of transportation during the optional afternoon activities is not included in STEP tuition. You'll take public transit for these activities and have an opportunity to purchase an ORCA transit card at the start of the program.

Health Insurance

We strongly recommend purchasing medical/travel insurance in your home country so that you’ll have coverage during your stay in Seattle. For more information, see Health Insurance & Immunizations.