SCIE is located in one of Seattles livliest neighborhoods and is only a 10 minute walk from the center of the city. Numerous entertainment opportunities - restuarants, shopping, theaters, baseball - are nearby. In addition, Seattles natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities (hiking, biking, skiing, boating) make it a great place to live.
SCIE offers general English, academic preparation,and internship opportunities. Students in beginning to intermediate classes study reading, writing, speaking, listening and grammar. Advanced students may study electives such as TOEFL prep or Pronunciation. Students in the College Bridge program study academic English and take college classes at the same time. Students who complete this program are admitted directly into Seattle Central Community College, without the TOEFL.
Students may live with an American family through a homestay program. Many students live in nearby apartments or shared houses. The central location means there are many choices.