Semester Abroad or Gap Year


Seattle Central offers a variety of programs for students interested in spending a semester or gap year abroad. All programs range from 1 to 4 quarters (3 to 12 months) in length, and can accomodate all English skill levels. While enrolled, students can also take advantage of other learning opportunities offered on our campus, such as student activities, internships, and volunteering.

IEP Short-Term Certificate

Students in the IEP Short-Term Certificate program enroll in college-level classes alongside their domestic and international peers. Concentrations include Business in a Global Society, Cultures and Communication, Computer Science and Technology, and General Studies.  For more information, click here.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Seattle Central's ESL programs and classes are perfect for students who want to improve their English skills. Courses include Reading, Writing, Grammar, Speaking, and Listening. College electives are also an option as students advance through upper levels. For more information, click here.

Combination ESL and IEP Short-Term Certificate

Students who are at an intermediate or advanced level of English and are planning to study for at least 6 months can begin their studies in our ESL program, then advance to an IEP Short-Term Certificate program once their language skills are sufficient. For more information about how our ESL and IEP Short-Term Certificate programs articulate with one another, click here.

Double the Experience

Seattle Central partners with many ESL schools throughout the United States. Students can experience life in more than one city by choosing a partner ESL program first, followed by one or more quarters in our IEP Short-Term Certificate program. For a list of our ESL partners and their locations, click here.