Come learn about the latest technological innovations — and have fun exploring Seattle! Science, Technology & Engineering Short Term English Program (STEP) is for both professionals and students. You can improve your speaking, listening and presentation skills in just three weeks.


3 Weeks


15 Hours/Week

English Level

Intermediate to Advanced

F-1 Visa

Not Eligible

What You'll Do

  • Improve your conversation, presentation and listening skills
  • Take two STEM-related field trips in Seattle
  • Practice your English in real-life situations

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 professionals and students who want to learn about the latest advancements in the science, technology and engineering fields and also improve their real-life English speaking and listening skills.

You must have intermediate to advanced English skills to participate. For specific requirements, see How to Register.


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


Registration fee (nonrefundable)$55
Room and board (estimated)*$1,400
Estimated Total$3,155


*Students are responsible for finding their own housing. 

On-campus housing is available for summer STEP programs only. For students joining our program in winter, we recommend contacting a local homestay agency to live with a family in Seattle.


The cost of transportation during the optional afternoon activities is not included in STEP tuition. You'll take public transit for these activities and will 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.