International Education Washington


Our members are organizations, schools, colleges, universities, and businesses that are aligned with the goals of the Washington State Coalition for International Education (see About the Coalition).

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Non-Governmental Organizations

  • AFS Global Educators Program
    AFS Greater Puget Sound is a regional volunteer organization supporting AFS USA's intercultural learning programs for students and teachers. Once known as American Field Service, AFS is considered the second largest volunteer organization in the world with at least 50 countries participating in its programs.
    AFS-USA works towards a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership.
  • Alliance Française de Seattle
    The Alliance Française is an international network of non-profit associations whose central administration is in Paris. The mission of these associations is the propagation of the French language and culture.
  • American Cultural Exchange Service
    ACES is a not-for-profit organization that provides cultural and educational exchange opportunities and support to K-12 participants, educators, and American families and communities. ACES believes that world peace can be realized through international friendships and global understanding that result from personal interaction provided by exchange experiences.
  • American Red Cross Language Bank
    The Language Bank provides volunteer interpreters and translators to enable immigrants and refugees to communicate with non-profit agencies that are meeting basic human needs (food banks, shelters, children's services, housing assistance agencies, refugee assistance programs, etc.) We have 435 bi- and multi-lingual volunteers who speak over 70 languages and dialects.
  • Around-n-Over
    Around-n-Over is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Seattle, WA. Our mission is to captivate the youth as they follow our human powered journeys around the world. Through relevant lesson plans, we will expand the horizons of our youth and give them an opportunity to interact with students in faraway lands.
  • Asia Society
    The Asia Society is America's leading institution dedicated to fostering understanding of Asia and communication between Americans and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific.
  • Associates in Cultural Exchange
    For over 30 years, Associates in Cultural Exchange (A.C.E.) has been working to make the world your community by helping people and organizations around the world create new connections and build interpersonal networks with those of other language and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation (AAAHRP)
    The mission of the Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation (AAAHRP), a nonprofit organization, is to locate, collect, preserve and disseminate historical and genealogical information related to the African American population. The Association supports activities which increase public awareness and understanding of African/African American history and culture, and sponsors activities including exhibitions, workshops, and conferences which support our goals and mission.

  • Bahia Street
    Bahia Street breaks cycles of poverty and violence by providing quality educational opportunities to young women and girls in Salvador, Brazil. In the US, Bahia Street promotes education of issues related to international development, race, class, and gender.
  • Bicultural/Bilingual Family Network
    The Bilingual/Bicultural Family Network is a Seattle forum for families raising their children bilingually and/or biculturally. The group offers support and resources through its website as well as a monthly multicultural playgroup, language-specific playgroups, presentation series and workshops.
  • Bridges to Understanding 
    BRIDGES to Understanding gives voice directly to youth around the world. Our interactive online program connects middle school students in the developed world with their contemporaries in indigenous communities. Central to the program is digital storytelling mentored by professionals and created by students. We provide the tools and training that enable students around the world to tell stories from their own lives and communities. These stories are shared through this website where our students can engage each other, ask questions about each others' lives and collaborate on creating multimedia stories exploring their cultures.

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  • CARE
    CARE is a united force dedicated to helping the world's poorest communities solve their most threatening problems.
  • Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
    The Center for Applied Linguistics aims to promote and improve the teaching and learning of languages, identify and solve problems related to language and culture, and serve as a resource for information about language and culture.
  • Children's Museum of Tacoma
    From the backyard to the moon, the Children's Museum of Tacoma celebrates the power of play in the life-long journey of learning. Our imaginative environment reaches beyond home and school experiences, nurturing growth and development as young children and their adults explore the world together. Join us for Passport to Play program and participate in a play-packed exploration of Spanish and/or Chinese language and culture. Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

  • Choices for the 21st Century 
    "CHOICES for the 21st Century is an educational outreach program of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University in Rhode Island. Through its curricular resources, professional development programs, and special projects, CHOICES engages secondary level students in current and historical international issues and contributes to a renewal of civic engagement among young people in the United States."
  • Circletime Kids
    Circletime Kids is a free multicultural World Library of bilingual children's resources designed to help parents, caregivers and teachers introduce their children to the cultures and languages of the world through traditional children's songs, food, activities and more!
  • City of Bellingham Libraries (We Share a Story)
    We Share A Story 2003 is an international literacy project originating in Bellingham, Washington (USA) through cooperative efforts of the Bellingham Children's Library, the Bellingham School District and the Bellingham Sister City Committee.
  • Companion Flag
    The Companion Flag -- A Symbol of All that Human Beings Have in Common.
  • Creative Connections
    Creative Connections is sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts and partners with WorldTeach of the Harvard Center for International Development, both non-profit organizations. We link predominantly US schools with schools in the Amazon Rain Forest, Africa, the Galapagos Islands, China and the Arctic through arts-based exchanges and the Internet. Our mission is to foster cross-cultural understanding and global community by linking classrooms from around the world, in a curriculum-based format, through the arts and technology.
  • Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project
    Densho's urgent mission is to preserve the personal testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II, before their memories are extinguished. These irreplaceable firsthand accounts, coupled with historical images, related interviews, and teacher resources, are provided on this website to explore principles of democracy and to promote tolerance and equal justice for all.
  • Dialogue Project
    The DIALOGUE (Developing International Alliances with Local Organizations for Global Understanding and Education) Project is a student organization developed by the Comparative History of Ideas Program at the University of Washington.

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  • EarthCorps
    EarthCorps is a Seattle-based non-profit, conservation and educational organization. Our mission is to build global community through local environmental service. Our work engages the local community while teaching leadership, restoration and community development skills to youth from across the country and around the world (e.g., Philippines, Russia, Guatemala, Kenya).
  • Education About Asia
    When you subscribe to Education About Asia, you will join the thousands of educators who have found this magazine to be an exciting and highly practical teaching resource.
  • EF Foundation for Foreign Study
    EF Foundation for Foreign Study is a worldwide, non-profit organization which aims to promote international understanding and global awareness through international education and cultural exchange.
  • eLearning Chinese Studio
    Provide an engaging and supportive learning space. Create entertaining and interactive learning experiences. Encourage respect for all people.
    Instill pride for your own culture.
  • Enso Center
    Enso is an ancient, international symbol of inner strength, harmony, community, and peace. It symbolizes a commitment to personal growth through body and mind balance, discipline, and practice. Enso comes from the Japanese language and literally means an "open" circle.
  • Ethnic Heritage Council
    The Ethnic Heritage Council is dedicated to preserving the unique mix of cultural traditions that enrich our Northwest communities.

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  • Facing the Future: People and Planet
    Facing the Future is a nonprofit organization that strives to educate people about critical global issues, including population growth, poverty, over-consumption, and environmental destruction. We believe there are just and sustainable solutions to all these issues, and that these problems are, in reality, opportunities to invoke positive change.
  • Foreign Language For Youth
    We teach Spanish, French, Japanese, and Mandarin to elementary and middle school students before and after school to more than 500 students in elementary schools in over 15 School Districts around the Puget Sound.
  • FIUTS (Foundation for International Understanding Through Students)
    FIUTS' mission is to enhance international understanding and promote cultural exchanges between UW internationals and Americans. In our 55th year, FIUTS continues this tradition through programs that stimulate discussion and participation among the community, our members, and volunteers.
  • French Bilingual Association
    The French Bilingual Association of Seattle's Eastside is partnering with the Bellevue School District and Tillicum Middle School to offer bilingual education suited for middle school children with native or near-native abilities in French.
  • Fulbright Association, Greater Puget Sound Chapter
    All past and present Fulbright Awardees who live in Washington State are invited to join the Association and become part of the Chapter. We sponsor a series of cultural and social events to welcome visiting Fulbright scholars, teachers and students from all parts of the world. Past events include tours of Tacoma museums, wine tasting in Yakima Valley, Fulbright night at a Mariners baseball game, a visit to Tillicum Village, and pot luck dinners.
  • Fulbright Exchanges
    The Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange arranges direct classroom exchanges for teachers of all levels. We also offer six-week observation exchanges for administrators in more than a dozen countries and eight-week classical seminars in Italy and Greece. The annual application deadline is October 15 for the following year's program.
  • George Pocock Rowing Foundation
    The Mission of George Pocock Rowing Foundation is to support and develop the sport of rowing in the Pacific NW - including fostering National and International Competition between the nations around the Pacific Rim. The Foundation fosters international exchanges between athletes and coaches in the US and China, and is interested in any developments that make sense for it to become involved in.
  • Global Classmates: Collaborative Learning for Global Citizens
    Global Classmates provides an opportunity for students and teachers from diverse cultures around the world to interact, share ideas, and work together on projects related to global issues.
  • Global Classroom
    Global Classroom - Opening students' minds to "People and Places" around the globe. In-school or after-school programs share stories, photographs and global insights. Teachers can assign creative learning projects and students exchange photos and emails with other far-away classrooms.
  • Global Education Services
    Global Education Services (GES) was established to foster global understanding through education, study abroad, and language/cultural programs.
  • Global Scholar program
    The Global Scholar program is an intensive two-week seminar for high school students interested in international affairs.
  • Global Sound
    Smithsonian Global Sound is a network of international cultural institutions working to preserve and distribute music from archives worldwide, and to foster appreciation for traditional roots music.
  • Global Visionaries
    Global Visionaries programs educate young people on peace, justice, and environmental issues, foster cross-cultural understanding, and strengthen communities and families, uniting diverse local communities and building international ties, fostering the tangible hope of lasting peace.
  • Global Washington
    Global Washington works to strengthen the state's global development sector by serving as an information resource, building capacity and facilitating opportunities for exchange.
  • Greater Puget Sound AFS
    Within the Greater Puget Sound AFS area are found active AFS volunteers, community AFS chapters and clubs, AFS returnees, AFS host families, and others. AFS is one of the world's largest community-based volunteer organizations dedicated to building a more just and peaceful world through intercultural exchange. More than 10,000 students, young adults, and teachers participate in AFS programs each year in more than 50 countries.
  • Hyogo Business and Cultural Center
    The Hyogo Business & Cultural Center is committed to nurturing stronger governmental, business and cultural relations between Hyogo Prefecture and the United States.
  • International Children's Art Foundation
    Mission: To prepare children for a creative and cooperative future. Publisher of ChildArt magazine, an ad-free publication for kids since 1998, which promotes creativity and global education through the arts. Organizer of the Arts Olympiad, the world's largest and most prestigious arts initiative for children aged 8 to 12, launched every four years and culminating in the world's largest international children's festival, traditionally held on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
  • International Education & Resource Network
    iEARN is a non-profit global network that enables young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to engage in collaborative educational projects that both enhance learning and make a difference in the world.
  • International Trade Education Foundation
    The Washington Council on International Trade's International Trade Education Foundation educates the next generation through in-service workshops for teachers, an innovative trade and economics curriculum package for the classroom, presentations at schools and by serving as an ongoing resource for educators.
  • International Rescue Committee IRC - Seattle
    The IRC is the world's leading non-profit, non-sectarian, volunteer organization providing relief and resettlement services to refugees from around the world. The IRC Seattle office was established in 1976 to aid refugees in the Puget Sound. The IRC Voices program empowers refugee and immigrant high school students to share their life stories with other students in the community.
  • K-12 Study Canada
    K-12 STUDY CANADA represents the shared outreach efforts of the Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington University, and the Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. We jointly form the Pacific Northwest National Resource Center for Canada funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI with the mandate to provide education to students, educators and the community about Canada.
  • League of Education Voters
    The League of Education Voters is a new organization made up of education advocates from across Washington, including parents, teachers, school board members, levy and bond committees, business leaders, school administrators, and concerned citizens.
  • Link-Up International
    Link-UP International is a 3-week summer short-term study-abroad program to learn English and the American culture. The program targets young people from around the world aged 17-25 who desire to learn to speak English, to improve English abilities, and to deepen the understanding of the American culture. Link-UP is ideal for students who want to study in the United States, but would like to try out a shorter program first to discover what it is like to live and study in America. Link-UP also invites English teachers from various countries to participate in the program as chaperones.

  • Maria Montessori Language and Cultural Center
    Montessori preschool with after-school Italian and Chinese language and culture programs for ages 5 and older. Both include geography, cooking projects, writing, dramatic play and math.
  • Middle East Peace Camp
    The Middle East Peace Camp is a grassroots Arab and Jewish coalition dedicated to embracing our common humanity by empowering children and youth through education, recreation and leadership development.
    NAFSA: Association of International Educators promotes the exchange of students and scholars to and from the United States. Our members share a belief that international educational exchange advances learning and scholarship, builds respect among different peoples and encourages constructive leadership in a global community.
  • National Foreign Language Center
    A research institute of the University of Maryland, the NFLC works to define current and future language needs of the nation and helps build capacity to meet those needs.
  • New Horizons for Learning
    Since 1980, New Horizons for Learning has served as a leading-edge resource for educational change.
  • Nordic Heritage Museum
    Visit a place where history comes alive and contemporary artists and community activities are celebrated with vibrant exhibits and events. Dedicated to collecting, preserving and educating since its founding in 1980, the Nordic Heritage Museum is the only museum in the United States to honor the legacy of immigrants from the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
  • Northwest Folklife
    Northwest Folklife promotes the cultural heritage of Pacific Northwest communities. It presents the annual Memorial Day weekend Northwest Folklife Festival, education programs and other public programs.

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  • OneWorld Now!
    OneWorld Now! is a two-year global leadership program for high school youth that includes leadership and multicultural education, world language study in after school programs, summer study abroad, and international community service projects.
  • Open Institute of Law
    Open Institute of Law is an international institution of distance learning with affordable courses, working mainly for students in Russia, China and Europe. Our main goal is the translation of American University courses and teaching our own students in their native languages.
  • Operation Smile
    Operation Smile is a nonprofit medical charity. We provide free reconstructive surgery to children world-wide primarily for cleft lip and cleft palate. We partner with local medical professionals and develop long-term relationships while teaching and learning. We also involve students in teaching and aiding our work in the US and overseas.
  • Pacific Village Institute
    Pacific Village Institute! PVI is a non-profit organization entirely dedicated to providing innovative Asia-related educational opportunities for students, educators, and schools. All PVI programs emphasize thorough pre-travel preparation, intensive cultural immersion periods, and post-Asia integration and learning.
  • Pardada Pardadi Educational Society
    Pardada Pardadi Educational Society, Inc., based in Anupshahar in the Bulandshahar district of Uttar Pradesh, India is at the forefront of improving the lives of girls [by saying girls, we imply children] in this deprived region. Its mission is to uplift and empower girls from the poorest section of society by providing free education and vocational training to make them self-reliant and educated individuals. Pardada Pardadi translates directly into English as “great grand parents”. We are using the phrase Pardada Pardadi as an analogy for the ancient Indian wisdom of knowledge and education which helps in the full blossoming of an individual.

  • Peace Corps
    Peace Corps has been sending certified and future teachers overseas for over 42 years. Most continue the Peace Corps' mission of cross-cultural and technical exchange after they return.
  • PeaceJam Northwest
    PeaceJam is an international education program built around leading Nobel Peace Laureates who work personally with youth to pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. The goal of PeaceJam is to inspire a new generation of peacemakers who will transform their local communities, themselves and the world.
  • Population Connection Washington
    Population Connection is the national grassroots population organization that educates young people and advocates progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth's resources. About Population Connection’s Education Program Population Connection’s Education Program is the only national, population education program with a strong emphasis on teacher training for educators of grades pre-K through 12.
  • Quantum Learning
    The Quantum Learning educational system includes training for administrators and teachers, plus learning and life skill programs for students including SuperCamp.
  • RESPECT Refugee Education Sponsorship Program
    USA affiliate of RESPECT International. Their main goals are to increase awareness of refugee issues worldwide, empowering refugee populations, and to encourage youth activism regarding refugee issues.
  • Seattle Asian Art Museum
    Students and the general public are welcome to explore the Seattle Asian Art Museum's world-class permanent collection and frequent special exhibitions. Throughout the year, SAAM also organizes numerous exciting "hands-on" events, such as art demonstrations. Please note: SAAM will be closed until January, 14, 2006.
  • Seattle International Children's Festival
    The Seattle International Children's Festival began in 1985 as a small arts event for children. The annual eight-day event, featuring artists from Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas, has introduced more than 500,000 young people to the sights, sounds, music, movement and theatre arts of cultures worldwide.
  • Seattle International Sister Cities
    Seattle is proud to be an innovator in promoting and developing sister city relationships.
  • Seattle Symphony
    Seattle Symphony explores the roles of music and art in the transmission of history and culture. Festivals in recent years have focused on Pacific Rim and Silk Road cultures as well as music of the Americas.
  • Seattle YMCA
    Recognizing our global responsibility, the YMCA of Greater Seattle is active in the international community to promote long-term sustainable development. We organize international exchanges, partnerships with overseas YMCAs, and other special projects. This work enhances our mission of building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.
  • Sister Island Project
    Sister Island Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering respectful international friendship and cultural, educational, and technical exchange. In addition, Sister Island Project promotes awareness of issues that challenge developing countries and collaborates with Dominicans on mutually beneficial humanitarian projects.
  • Successful Schools in Action
    Successful Schools in Action is an educational nonprofit comprised of seven Seattle public schools, K-12. We work with the schools and community to promote and facilitate collaboration, active partnerships, and shared student programs.
  • TakingITGlobal for Educators
    TakingITGlobal for Educators provides rich, interactive global learning experiences by leveraging the resources of the world's most popular online community for youth who want to make a difference.
  • Teachers without Borders
    Closing the educational divide through teacher training and community learning centers.
  • The Center for the Teaching of International Relations
    The Center for Teaching International Relations (CTIR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing public understanding of international affairs by strengthening international studies in K-12 classrooms. As part of the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver, CTIR is in a unique position to offer award-winning, innovative content and programs that help schools add a global dimension to their curricula.
  • The International Rescue Committee
    The IRC is the world's leading non-profit, non-sectarian, volunteer organization providing relief and resettlement services to refugees from around the world. The IRC Seattle office was established in 1976 to aid refugees in the Puget Sound. The IRC Voices program empowers refugee and immigrant high school students to share their life stories with other students in the community.
  • Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
    The Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle is a collaboration of the
    Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, Metropolitan King County Government, Snohomish County Government, City of Seattle, City of Everett, Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce and union leadership to promote the trade interests of this region in domestic and international markets. The Trade Alliance is born out of a recognition that new local partnerships are necessary to retain our region's future competitiveness in a rapidly changing global economy.

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  • U.S. Global Leadership Campaign
    The U.S. Global Leadership Campaign, a coalition of over 300 business and organizations, is dedicated to supporting a strong international affairs budget and promoting U.S. global engagement.
  • Victoria Self-Study House of Foreign Languages
    We teach English and Japanese languages, culture to Chinese students who are mostly from rural Chinese areas learning languages to improve their work skills.
  • Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT)
    Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT) seeks to meet the needs of a profession dedicated to the teaching of world language skills and cultural awareness by providing information and sensitive global perspectives in an era of ever-increasing internationalization.
  • Washington Council on International Trade
    The Washington Council on International Trade is a non-profit association of trade interests supported by the state’s flourishing international trade sector. Its mandate is to educate and advocate on the importance of trade to the citizens and leaders of the state.
  • Washington Model UN (WASMUN)
    WASMUN hosts a high school level simulation of the United Nations at an annual conference at the UW.
  • Washington State Association for Multicultural Education (WSAME)
    WSAME is a collaborative association of representatives from public and private school districts, colleges, universities, local and state governmental agencies, organizations, businesses, and other groups which advocate for and support the cause of multicultural, diversity and international education.
  • Washington State Council for Social Studies
    Resources for Washington state Social Studies teachers.
  • Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center
    The Washington State Holocaust Resource Center’s mission is to inspire teaching and learning for humanity in the schools and communities of this state through study of the Holocaust. The Center trains and assists teachers in the public and private schools of Washington who want to introduce Holocaust studies into their curricula. The Center provides educational materials, including resources that preserve local connections to the Holocaust to grade levels from 5-12 through community colleges and university.
  • Washington State Peace Corps Association  
    WSPCA is a group of former Peace Corps volunteers dedicated to improving international understanding at all levels. We aim to fulfill the 3rd goal of the Peace Corps: Bringing the World Back Home. We draw on the lessons we have learned from living in the two-thirds world to promote increased understanding of the social, political and economic circumstances, as well as the global interdependence, of people worldwide.
  • Washington State PTA
    The Washington State PTA (WSPTA) is a nonprofit, membership association which seeks to bring together the home, school and community on behalf of all children and youth.
  • Western Model UN 
    Western Model United Nations is part of the International Affairs Association at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. As a club, we participate in collegiate Model United Nations Conferences around the country, as well as host High School Model United Nations Conferences at WWU.
  • White House Project 
    The White House Project, a national, nonpartisan, non-for-profit organization, aims to advance women's leadership in all communities and sectors, up to the U.S. presidency. By filling the leadership pipeline with a richly diverse, critical mass of women, we make American institutions, businesses and government truly representative. Through multi-platform programs, The White House Project creates a culture where America's most valuable untapped resource -- women -- can succeed in all realms.
  • Woodland Park Zoo
    For more than 100 years, Woodland Park Zoo has been a cherished community resource and a unique urban oasis. Generations of Puget Sound families have come to the zoo and marvel at the animals and are inspired by the peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Woodland Park Zoo serves as a vital educational resource for teachers and students across the state.
  • World Affairs Council Seattle
    The World Affairs Council of Seattle is a membership-based organization that creates forums for discussion of critical world issues. We invite you to get involved, educated, and informed through our many programs.
  • World Affairs Council Tacoma
    The World Affairs Council of Tacoma provides an awareness of the impact of international events on our lives. It also provides opportunities for a more informed public opinion on foreign policy and helps students prepare for more responsible roles as citizens in a global community. Business people and educators can use Council resources to broaden their knowledge of other countries important in the global community.
  • YES! Magazine
    YES! is an ad-free quarterly journal of hopeful news for shaping a just, compassionate and sustainable future. YES! is published by the Positive Futures Network, a local nonprofit, and offers teachers a free 1-year subscription.
  • Youth for a New World
    Inspire and connect youth globally to contribute to a world that works for all.

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Colleges and Universities

  • Antioch University Seattle
    Antioch Seattle helps working professionals attain the professional skills, knowledge and personal growth necessary to advance their careers, follow their dreams and create positive change for themselves and the community.
  • Bellevue Community College > Center for Liberal Arts
    Bellevue Community College's Center for Liberal Arts promotes excellence in scholarship and best practices in teaching, fosters global awareness and pluralism, prepares informed and engaged citizens, promotes learning that integrates academic knowledge with personal values, critical reflection and action, and enriches the cultural life of the college's campus and community.
  • Confucius Institute of the State of Washington
    The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington is the first statewide Confucius Institute. It has been established under an agreement signed in China on September 11, 2009 by the Ministry of Education of China (Hanban), the University of Washington, and Seattle Public Schools.
  • Olympic College > International Student Program
    Founded in 1946, Olympic College has valued and appreciated the worldwide perspective that students bring to campus. International students play a central role in the college community, and it's easy for you to get involved in campus life and make life-long friends.
  • Seattle Central International Education Programs
    In this era of increasing global interdependence and rapid change, Seattle Central Community College is committed to developing and promoting international opportunities as an integral part of collegiate education.
  • University of Washington > College of Education
    The College’s mission is “to help make an excellent education a daily reality for every student in every community across this state and country.”
  • University of Washington > Comparative History of Ideas (CHID)
    By introducing students to the interrelation of ideas and society, Comparative History of Ideas demonstrates the need to consider intellectual problems from many perspectives. The goal of the program is to provide the tools of critical and parallel thinking to each student. See the International Programs.
  • University of Washington > East Asia Center
    The University of Washington's East Asia Center at the Jackson School of International Studies serves as a comprehensive center to advance knowledge of China, Japan, and Korea through undergraduate, graduate, and professional instructional programs, faculty research, the East Asia Library, and outreach programs for the larger community. The Center is currently a federally funded and designated National Resource Center.
  • University of Washington > East Asia Resource Center
    The East Asia Resource Center (EARC) offers a wide range of programming for K-12 educators interested in learning and teaching about China, Japan, and Korea. Among the EARC's diverse offerings are workshops, summer institutes, study tours to Asia, a broad resource collection, and a free quarterly newsletter.
  • University of Washington >  Educational Outreach
    The UW Educational Outreach division offers traditional courses along with a comprehensive lineup of alternative offerings including online learning, certificate programs, English language classes, fee-based degrees and one of the largest summer quarters in the country. UWEO also manages an academically-rich summer youth program for children from kindergarten through high school.
  • University of Washington > European Union Center
    The EU Center of Seattle is one of the ten original EU Centers funded by the European Commission beginning in 1998. The network of EU Centers promotes the study of the EU, its institutions and policies and EU-US relations through teaching programs, scholarly research and outreach activities.
  • University of Washington > Foreign Study Office
    The UW offers programs and exchanges in over 50 countries. Students can take advantage of intensive language programs, professional programs, or direct enrollment in partner universities overseas.
  • University of Washington > International Outreach Programs
    The mission of the University of Washington International Outreach Programs is to further the learning of English among speakers of other languages and to promote global understanding.
  • University of Washington > International Studies Center
    The University of Washington's International Studies Center at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies provides information, resources, and programs to educators of all levels, students, business leaders, and the general public. The Center offers thematic and cross-regional programming including annual summer institutes, International Updates (a dinner-lecture series), and teacher training workshops to help teachers integrate international studies into the classroom.
  • University of Washington > Language Learning Center
    The Language Learning Center provides services and resources to support language study and instruction at the university.
  • University of Washington > Latin American Studies Program
    The Latin American Studies Program in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington was established in 1992 and is committed to the advancement of scholarship and applied knowledge about Latin America. The program is built around several region-specific themes and principles. These include the creative arts, the impact of colonialism and slavery on national development, and current efforts to strengthen democratic values and practices, reduce poverty, violence and injustice, and create healthier individuals and environments.
  • University of Washington > Marc Lindenberg Center
    The Marc Lindenberg Center for Humanitarian Action, International Development and Global Citizenship was established in 2002 to better prepare University of Washington students, faculty and staff for life and work in a global society. In collaboration with international nongovernmental agencies, local organizations, the K-12 community, and across University departments, the Lindenberg Center seeks multidisciplinary approaches to address the challenges of our era of globalization through teaching, research and service.
  • University of Washington > Russian East European and Central Asian Studies
    The REECAS Center is a federally funded National Resource Center which works with educators and the general public to increase the understanding of this complex region of the world.
  • Wang Center at PLU
    Supporting a World of Understanding at Home, Pacific Lutheran University's global education programs are designed to promote understanding among people through learning, research and outreach.
  • Washington Academy of Languages 
    The Washington Academy of Languages is the oldest non-profit organization concerned with the promotion of world language and English language learning in the Seattle area. In addition, WAL specializes in graduate teacher education programs for teachers of English, Bilingual Education and Teaching World Languages. Our programs offer university credit in cooperation with Seattle Pacific University and Pacific Lutheran University. Our faculty and staff are the best ambassadors of a comprehensive process of learning that goes beyond language and includes understanding and appreciating different cultures and societies.
  • Washington State University > Department of Foreign Languages & Cultures
    Our mission is to offer a course of studies and outreach programs to prepare our students to enter the global society, confidently and capably.

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Schools & Districts

  • Action Language Learning
    Action Language Learning promotes all language learning with particular emphasis on Chinese. This company specializes in seminars for Kk-12 Language Teachers and has a product line for teaching Chinese language through multi-sensory methods especially music.
  • Asia Pacific Language School
    Asia Pacific Language School provides language/cultural lessons and hosts bilingual/multicultural educational programs to families and children in King County, Washington since April 1995. Our programs include: (1) Bilingual preschool in Chinese or Japanese; (2) Before/after-school language classes; (3) Summer language & cultural camp in Bellevue and in Beijing, China; and (4) Tutoring for adults and children who want to learn a second language.
  • Bellevue School District Spanish Immersion Program
    English-speaking students begin at kindergarten or first grade and receive almost all of their subject matter instruction in Spanish. After the fifth grade, students have the option of continuing in the middle school and high school programs.
  • Bel-Red Bilingual Academy in Bellevue, WA
    Our school is a registered and licensed school for early child education; accredited for K-12 and Chinese supplemental education from preschool to AP Chinese. Our programs include Chinese courses for daily early child education; after school and Saturday; adult classes during the week days or weekends. Private Chinese lesson is offered as well.
    Contact: Sue Tang, Principal of Bel-Red Bilingual Academy, 206-779-8428

  • Chief Sealth High School (Seattle)
    Chief Sealth High School celebrates the ethnic and linguistic diversity of its student body through its heritage clubs, its mariachi band, and its study programs in China and Guatemala. Chief Sealth hopes to become an International Baccalaureate school in the 2007-2008 school year.
  • eLearning Chinese Studio (Bellevue) 
    Provide an engaging and supportive learning space. Create entertaining and interactive learning experiences. Encourage respect for all people. Instill pride for your own culture.
  • Hamilton International Middle School (Seattle)
    Mission: Hamilton International Middle School will provide rigorous academic curricula to prepare students for a diverse and technological society so that students will contribute to and succeed in the larger global community.
  • Islamic School of Seattle
    The Islamic School of Seattle educates American Muslim children to develop ethical leaders committed to bringing excellence to a diverse society.
  • John Stanford International School (Seattle)
    The John Stanford International School is a place where we believe that children are the center of our universe - a place where children not only celebrate and appreciate their own wonderful qualities but also those of others. We work collaboratively with parents, the community, and higher education to create a strong partnership to support children.
  • Lincoln High School, Tacoma > Arch Academy
    Academy of Renaissance and Cultural Hallmarks, one of six small schools within Lincoln High School.
  • Northwest Language Academy
    NW Language Academy, is a Center for World Languages and Cultural Exchange, which offers instruction in French, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese and Chinese to children, teens and adults. They offer beginning to advanced classes in each language, as well as the Travelers Language Café - weekend language intensives, language Immersion Summer Camps for children, Parent & Preschooler groups, foreign-travel consultation, translation, and sponsor a variety of Cultural Events throughout the year. Innovative, conversation based language instruction for adults and children of all ages, is taught by native speakers in a relaxed, supportive learning environment. While based on beautiful Whidbey Island, NWLA Center for World Languages also serves the Olympic Peninsula, and north King County.
  • Prescolar Alice Francis
    Este es un pre-escolar en español con un curriculum de estudios basado en el cambio social, para niños de 2 - 4 años con un programa piloto para niños de mas de 5 años en en que estamos trabajando crear.
    This is a Spanish language preschool with a social change based curriculum for 2 - 4 year olds, with a pilot program for 5+ in  the works. It is conducted entirely in Spanish. Located in Seward Park, Seattle.  Please contact Laura at or at 206.290.3483 for details.

  • SAGA School
    The SAGA School is a non-profit German immersion school in the Seattle area.
  • Seattle Language Academy 
    Seattle Language Academy is a non-profit language school in Seattle offering both group classes and individual lessons in foreign languages and in English as a second language.

  • Sheridan Elementary School of International Language
    Sheridan offers a partial language immersion program in French, Japanese, and Spanish from K-5 in Tacoma.
  • Sponge
    Sponge offers language classes for young children (0-4 years) and their parents in Spanish, Mandarin, French or Japanese. Our curriculum is packed with games, rhymes, songs and culture to make learning language fun and natural.
  • Stewart Middle School (Tacoma)
    Stewart Middle School offers a continuing immersion program in middle school for students from Sheridan Elementary.
  • Tacoma Chinese Language School
    A weekend heritage school which has been teaching Chinese to kids age 5 to 18 in the local community for about 25 years. Call 253-512-8911.
  • University Prep
    University Preparatory Academy in Seattle offers a quality college preparation education to students of academic promise and demonstrated commitment to learning. Our curriculum is designed to inspire students' natural curiosity and instill within them the desire for lifelong learning.
  • Woodin Elementary
    Woodin Elementary offers dual language immersion in Spanish at grades K-3.
  • Zoom Language Center
    Zoom Language Center is a Spanish-language school serving children ages 1-10 and their families. Using play, interactive activities and games, Zoom teaches children about the language and culture of Latino countries and fosters greater understanding of the world around them. For more information visit the Web site or call 206-783-5000.

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Business Partners

The Coalition welcomes the involvement of business partners in support of International Education in Washington state. Inclusion in the Coalition does not constitute an endorsement of any company's products or services.

  • Educare Press
    Independent Press that brings fresh voices to the educational market. Specialty is in geography education as it relates to global issues. (The name "Educare" derives from the Latin "ducare," To Lead, with the prefix letter "e," Out.)
  • EEI Travel 
    The mission of EEI Travel is to provide our clients the most stimulating International travel experience. When customer service is our first priority, then quality, value and client satisfaction will follow. For further information or to begin planning your program, please contact Cherie Jensen, our Educational Groups Specialist  at
  • EF Education First  New 6/29/2010
    EF Education First is the world leader in international education. For more than four decades, we have worked toward our mission to break down barriers of language, culture and geography. EF started in 1965 with the simple idea to bring Swedish high school students to England for on-site language studies. Today, with offices in more than 50 countries, the EF family of subsidiaries includes educational tours, high school cultural exchange, language schools and a one-year MBA program. Our global reach extends to our role as the Official Language Training Provider for both the Beijing 2008 Olympics and the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Brazil. All together, our programs have helped more than 15 million students learn a language, discover the world or earn an academic degree.

  • Enso Company, Ltd.
    A Seattle-based company offering a variety of multilingual products and services, including website translation, design, training, consulting, and web hosting.
  • Global Heroes Magazine
    Global Heroes is an inspirational and educational magazine that was created with the goal of highlighting the positive in the world through the inspirational stories of people from different countries and backgrounds. In correlation with the magazine, Global Heroes has implemented an interactive writing contest for high schools and universities that will allow students to write their own positive, international stories of people from different countries for possible publication on the Global Heroes’ website.
  • IEGThailand
    Education consulting firm in Thailand that advises schools in developing their education standards, including teachers, students, curriculum and school administration.
  • Magellan's Toy Store 
    Magellan's Toy Shop is your online source for "Learning and Fun from Around the World." Take a look inside and see what you can find for your little explorer. Help her learn a new language. Encourage him to connect with his heritage. Let her embark on a voyage to discover more about herself and the world. Whatever you need, we've got it here, or we will search the globe to help you find it.
  • Newspapers in Education (The Seattle Times Company representing the Seattle-Post Intelligencer)
    NIE provides newspapers, learning programs and online activities to educational organizations throughout Puget Sound communities to help foster literacy and real world learning.
  • University Book Store (Seattle, WA)
    University Book Store is the premier independent bookseller in the Puget Sound region, offering textbooks, general books, supplies, events, and many services.
  • Uwajimaya (or Japanese Version)
    Seattle's largest Asian grocery store, offering Asian groceries, goods, and gifts. Uwajimaya Village is also home to Kinokuniya Bookstore, one of Japan's largest bookstore chains, specializing in Asian language books and periodicals. Uwajimaya conducts group tours of 8 or more people such as schools and organizations.

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