Short Term English Programs (STEP)

If you are interested in improving your English language skills and increasing your knowledge of American culture at the same time, the UW Short Term English Programs (STEP) are a great option. Each program has a different emphasis, so you can find the one that best fits your goals and interests.

Click on the name of a program to learn more details and find out how to apply or register.

Business STEP

Work on your English and learn about American business practices and cultural expectations.

Language & Culture STEP

Learn English in the morning and explore Seattle cultural sights and activities in the afternoons.

Academic Skills STEP

Get exposed to university-level study skills as well as opportunities to experience American life and culture.

Science, Technology & Engineering STEP

Study topics in science, technology and engineering and explore local technology companies and research.

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