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Preparing students for 
TODAY’S CAREERS and
TOMORROW’S OPPORTUNITIES

International Programs & Global Education
 

Overview

Located just outside of Seattle, Washington, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in the state. LWTech offers eight applied bachelor’s degrees,  and 43 associate degrees, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 
 

Our graduates are ready to go out into the workforce with the latest

industry skills, and/or ready to transfer to one of LWTech’s applied

bachelor degree programs or to another university.  Graduation isn’t the

end; it’s the beginning. Whatever your educational goals are, we are here to

help you.

“LWTech is an ideal technical institute for those who want to learn and study through practical experience. I changed my major from business to applied design when I started studying here. I do really appreciate all the supportive faculty, instructors, co-workers and friends that have helped me achieve my academic goals.”

—YUTARO SAKAI, JAPAN
Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design (graduate)

Popular Programs of Study

•   Business

•   Digital Gaming

•   Applied Design

•   Engineering Transfer

•   Pre-Nursing

•   Computer Science

•   Culinary Arts

•   Software Development

•   Computer Security & Network

    Development

•   Transportation, Logistics, & Supply

    Chain Management

Support

•   Personalized Academic and

    Transfer Advising

•   Tutoring Assistance (both

    academic & IEP)

•   Talk Time- opportunity to

    practice English listening and

    speaking skills

•   Workshops for employment,

    scholarships, and more.
 

Our graduates are ready to go out into the workforce with the latest

industry skills, and/or ready to transfer to one of LWTech’s applied

bachelor degree programs or to another university.  Graduation isn’t the

end; it’s the beginning. Whatever your educational goals are, we are here to

help you.

“LWTech is an ideal technical institute for those who want to learn and study through practical experience. I changed my major from business to applied design when I started studying here. I do really appreciate all the supportive faculty, instructors, co-workers and friends that have helped me achieve my academic goals.”

—YUTARO SAKAI, JAPAN
Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design (graduate)

“It has been just two months that I moved to Kirkland and started taking IEP classes at LWTech. It´s a really short time but it's amazing how I have progressed in speech, reading and writing. Everyone in the campus is so involved and you feel very respected. The teachers bring passion to teach and always encourage the students to pursue their goals.” 
 

—SILVIA NUNES, BRAZIL
IEP

Intensive English Program

The Intensive English Program (IEP) is designed to provide a solid foundation in the English language and the skills necessary to be successful in college and university courses. 
 

•   Five levels of English language training with

    beginning, intermediate and Bridge.

•   20 hours of reading, writing, listening and speaking,

    and grammar in beginning and intermediate levels.

•   IEP level 5 (Bridge) links courses in Accelerated

    English, IEP College Transition, and another college

    level course.

High School Completion

Save time and money by completing your high school diploma and earning transferable college credits at

the same time.  Students earn a Washington State US high school diploma that is recognized around the

world.  Learn more about the LWTech High School Completion Program.
 

“I’m a proud student of LWTech, the college that helps you stand stronger for what’s coming in the future. What they teach you here is not just knowledge, it’s experiences.”

—NGUYEN (TOM) NGUYEN, VIETNAM
High School Diploma & Associate in Applied

Science- Computer Security & Network

Technology (Graduate)

Housing
 

International students have

many options for housing

around LWTech based on

your personal needs and

lifestyle. Housing options

include homestay, shared

housing, or apartments. 

Activities
 

The surrounding area offers numerous

outdoor recreational opportunities and a

wealth of diverse arts, entertainment and

cultural attractions.  Kirkland is located

a few miles east of Seattle, and about

an hour away from skiing/snowboarding

in the Cascade mountains.  There are

also many student clubs including

International, Game Development, and

Software Development.

How To Apply 
 

•   Complete International Application
 
•   Pay $50 application fee (non-refundable)
 
•   Provide financial/bank statement
 
•   Provide copy of valid passport
 
•   Applicant must be at least 16 years old by program start date 

Academic Calendar
 

(4 possible admission periods)

Fall — September
Winter — January
Spring — April
Summer — July

Fast Facts
 

6,571

107

20+ 

83% 

8

$500-

$1,000

 

Total students
 

International students
 

Countries represented
 

Students employed within 6

months of graduation
 

Degree programs that offer

internship (CPT) opportunity

Scholarships available
 

Activities
 

The surrounding area offers numerous

outdoor recreational opportunities and a

wealth of diverse arts, entertainment and

cultural attractions.  Kirkland is located

a few miles east of Seattle, and about

an hour away from skiing/snowboarding

in the Cascade mountains.  There are

also many student clubs including

International, Game Development, and

Software Development.

School International Website: LWTech.edu/International 

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
International Programs
11605 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

 

Telephone: +1.425.739.8145