International Student Services

Customized Short Term Programs

A Program to Meet Your Needs


Customized short term programs are designed for students or professionals who want to improve their English skills while experiencing American culture, classes, and activities. A typical short term program will include: airport pickup/drop off,  a welcome orientation, homestay, ESL instruction, activities and excursions, graduation and farewell party. All with quality support from our short term program staff.  Depending on your needs, we offer programs in length from 10 days – 1 quarter.  Programs can be fully customized depending on the group’s needs.

About our Short Term Programs

Our short term programs include:

Welcome Orientation:  We welcome you to our college with an overview of your scheduled program along with a campus tour. Each student will receive an orientation packet with helpful information they can use while here in the U.S. They will also be introduced to their instructors and program support staff.

ESL Class: Up to three hours of instruction per day from our friendly, experienced English instructors. Lesson plans include practical English conversation, grammar, and short assignments that they can put into practice right away during afternoon/weekend activities.

Activities & Excursions: We offer many different activities and local destinations to make your program memorable. Some of our recent programs have included: Downtown Seattle tour which includes the famous Space Needle, Boeing Museum of Flight, Mariners baseball games, hike of scenic local mountains, beach barbeque, and outlet discount shopping. In a custom program, you choose the activities that you would like and we provide you with a calendar of events that you can share with program participants.

Housing: We have our own housing department on campus to place your students in experienced homestay families. Students can experience living with an American family during their stay and learn more about life in the United States. Three meals a day are provided.

Graduation & Farewell Reception: Students will receive a certificate of showing short term program completion. All staff, instructors, host family members, and friends are invited to attend the cap and gown reception. 

Airport Pickup/Drop off: We welcome you to Seattle by sending our staff to greet you at the airport. We shuttle you to our housing department on campus where homestay families will pick students up. After the completion of the program, we will provide group transportation back to the airport.

About the College

Design a customized Short term program to fit your needs!

For a customized sample itinerary and cost quote, complete and return our questionnaire.

For more information please contact:
iss_short_term@email.edcc.edu  or call 425.640.1037