Western Washington University - International Year

About

Western Washington University provides international students with the opportunity to study on a beautiful campus located in Bellingham, Washington. Located just 50 miles from Vancouver and 90 miles from Seattle, the campus provides an ideal location and offers over 175 academic programs.

At the International Study Center, international students complete year 1 of university in a supportive environment with expert staff who will help prepare students for success as a student at Western Washington University.

Features

Accommodation

Available for international students

Testimonials

Kelly Chang
Kelly Chang
The class of 2019
The main reason I grew to love Bellingham and Western more over the years was through the connections I made with the people. Founding my own student club, being a part of many other clubs, working on campus, and calling a small Chinese learning department my home, I was able to develop a close-knit community. Western is the kind of place people call Belling HOME. Besides that, if you like the outdoors and want to be surrounded by chill yet motivated individuals, I recommend that you attend!
Louisa Portnyak
Louisa Portnyak
Current Student
Very great school with diverse students. Classes and class schedule is usually very easy to work around. The advisors are there to help you! They want the students to succeed. Many of the teachers are friendly and have good office hours. Campus life is fun and it is very close to the heart of downtown, about a 10-15 minute walk. One thing I really like about this campus is that lots of students gather in Red Square to promote political issues, clubs and activities, concerts, speeches, etc. and have the freedom to do so. Lots of art exhibits and displays from professional artists and student artists alike.

Programs

Art, Design & Media

After successfully completing the International Year, students can continue their degree studies at Western Washington University in one of the following majors:


Art

  • Art History, BA
  • Art Studio, BA, BFA


Dance, BA, BFA


Design, BA, BFA


Music, BA, BMus

  • Music Composition, BMus
  • Music Education, P-12, BMus
  • Music History and Literature, BMus
  • Music Performance, BMusA



Theatre, BA

Business & Management

After successfully completing the International Year, students can continue their degree studies at Western Washington University in one of the following majors:


Accounting, BA


Business Administration

  • Business and Sustainability, BA
  • Business and Sustainability - Energy Studies, BA
  • Finance, BA
  • International Business, BA
  • Management, BA
  • Management Information Systems, BA
  • Marketing, BA
  • Operations Management, BA


Economics, BA

  • Economics/Accounting, BA
  • Economics/Environmental Studies, BA
  • Economics/Mathematics, BA
  • Economics/Political Science, BA
  • Economics/Social Studies, BA
  • Financial Economics, BA
  • Politics/Philosophy/ Economics, BA



Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, BS

Engineering & Technology

After successfully completing the International Year, students can continue their degree studies at Western Washington University in one of the following majors:


Computer Science, BS

  • Computer and Information Systems Security, BS



Engineering & Design

  • Electrical Engineering – Electronics, BS
  • Electrical Engineering – Energy, BS
  • Industrial Design, BS
  • Industrial Technology – Vehicle Design, BS
  • Manufacturing Engineering, BS
  • Plastics and Composites Engineering, BS
Environment & Agriculture

After successfully completing the International Year, students can continue their degree studies at Western Washington University in one of the following majors:


Environmental Science, BS

  • Freshwater Ecology, BS
  • Marine Ecology, BS
  • Terrestrial Ecology, BS
  • Toxicology, BS


Environmental Studies, BA

  • Environmental Education, BA
  • Environmental Policy, BA
  • Geography, BA
  • Geography/Social Studies, BA
  • Urban Planning and Sustainable Development, BA


Student/Faculty Designed, BA, BS

Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

After successfully completing the International Year, students can continue their degree studies at Western Washington University in one of the following majors:


Anthropology, BA

Anthropology/Biology, BA

Anthropology/Social Studies, BA

Archaeology, BA

Anthropology/Archaeology, BA

Behavioral Neuroscience, BS

Biocultural Anthropology, BA

Chinese Language and Culture, BA

Communication Sciences and Disorders, BA

Communication Studies, BA

Community Health, BS

East Asian Studies, BA


English

  • Creative Writing, BA
  • Literature, BA


French, BA

German, BA


History

  • History, BA
  • History/Social Studies, BA


Humanities

  • History of Culture, BA
  • Religion and Culture, BA


Japanese, BA

Journalism

  • Environmental Studies/Journalism, BA
  • News/Editorial, BA
  • Public Relations, BA
  • Visual Journalism, BA


Kinesiology

  • Health and Fitness Specialist, BS
  • Movement Studies, BS
  • Pre-Health Care Professions, BS
  • Pre-Physical Therapy, BS


Linguistics, BA

Multidisciplinary Studies, BA

Philosophy, BA

Physical Education & Health P-12, BAE



Political Science, BA

  • Political Science/Social Studies, BA


Psychology, BS

Recreation, BA

Sociology, BA, BS

Sociology/Social Studies, BA

Spanish, BA

Student/Faculty Designed, BA, BS

Fairhaven Interdisciplinary Concentration, BA, BAE

Law, Diversity and Justice Concentration, BA

Early Childhood Education, BAE

Elementary Education Professional Program

Exceptionality & Disability, BAE

Human Services, BA

Language, Literacy and Cultural Studies, BAE

Nursing (RN-to-BSN), BSN

Secondary Education Professional Program

Special Education, BAE

American Cultural Studies, BA

Canadian-American Studies, BA

Energy Policy and Management, BA

International Studies

Leadership Studies

Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences

After successfully completing the International Year, students can continue their degree studies at Western Washington University in one of the following majors:


Biology, BA, BS

  • Biology/Anthropology, BS
  • Biology/Mathematics, BS
  • Biology – Secondary Teaching, BS
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, BS
  • Marine Biology, BS
  • Molecular and Cell Biology, BS



Chemistry, BA, BS

  • Biochemistry, BS
Natural Science & Mathematics

After successfully completing the International Year, students can continue their degree studies at Western Washington University in one of the following majors:


Geology, BA, BS

  • Geophysics, BS


Mathematics, BA, BS

  • Applied Mathematics, BS
  • Mathematics/Computer Science, BS
  • Statistics, BS


Physics and Astronomy

  • Physics, BS



Science Education, BAE

Tuition & Cost

The costs listed below are an estimate based on what most students pay. The final price for tuition, housing and other expenses will vary based on program, English level, housing selection and other factors. For more exact pricing, please contact our advisors.
$ 31,895 Average cost per year
$ 15,000Tuition
$ 12,895Housing
$ 4,000Other

Required Documents

Below are the minimum documents required for our admissions team to conduct a review of your application to this institution. Additional documents may be required for specific programs or for the institution to issue you an unconditional letter of admission. Please contact an advisor for more information.

Passport Copy

English Test Result

Personal Statement

School Transcript

Submission Deadlines

Autumn 2021
Application Deadline:July 15, 2021
Program Start:September 22, 2021
Winter 2022
Application Deadline:December 01, 2021
Program Start:January 04, 2022
Spring 2022
Application Deadline:January 15, 2022
Program Start:March 29, 2022