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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

    110+

    20+ 

    83% 

    9

    $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





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