INTERLINK at Seattle Pacific University

INTERLINK courses at SPU are primarily online with weekly in-person sessions on campus.* Start your online English courses now and enjoy on-campus facilities and support at SPU. 

*Transition to full in-person instruction dependent on enrollment and official public health guidelines.

On-campus Intensive English Program

  • 6-level curriculum in preparation for university/college admission
  • Study of reading, writing, speaking, and listening
  • 20 hours of intensive English classes per week
  • Additional time each week for orientation and advising for new students
  • Internet and computer access
  • Access to library, health center, gym, and other campus facilities
  • Campus dorm and apartment housing options


INTERLINK at Seattle Pacific University (SPU) is located in Seattle, Washington, USA. Seattle Pacific University is a small, private university located in a safe residential neighborhood, just a few minutes north of downtown Seattle.

INTERLINK SPU students spend 20 hours a week in intensive English language courses. Optional elective classes and tutoring also available. Sessions are 5 weeks long. Students may choose to live with a host family or in off-campus apartments.

Seattle is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with views of mountains and water in every direction. The city is at sea level and therefore enjoys a mild climate. Seattle is famous for its high-tech industries, music scene, coffee shops, and shopping districts. Seattle was ranked the most educated city in the United States in 2006, and is also home to famous companies such as Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon and Starbucks. Seattle also has a good public transportation system, so it’s easy to get around.

Our mission is to provide students with the language skills, cultural knowledge and experience they need to use English to effectively communicate in academia and the workplace and to provide opportunities for personal growth.



Academically qualified students enjoy the convenience of receiving conditional admission prior to starting their language program at INTERLINK.

Meet our highly qualified instructors.


Housing Options

Homestay – Homestays can help you practice speaking English in your living environment. The length of time can be flexible and costs are often most reasonable. You can choose from several experienced homestay providers in the Seattle area:

Apartment – INTERLINK has apartments near them that are safe and convenient. Apartments provide the freedom to live independently, but may involve fixed-time commitment leases. Our staff can assist you in finding resources to find an apartment. One resource is CORT apartment searches and furniture rentals for unfurnished apartments.

Dormitory – SPU Dormitories may be available in June, July and August, but cannot be guaranteed. You can choose to live with one or more other students. Since INTERLINK places you, we can help if you have a problem.

Downtown Student Housing – Student housing in downtown Seattle can be found at Cornish Commons. Private or shared dormitory rooms are available.

Hostel – INTERLINK has a close relationship with the American Hotel in Seattle (, located within a short bus ride from the SPU campus and available year-round.


University Information

Seattle Pacific University (SPU)
Seattle Pacific University is a small, private university. It is known for academic excellence and has professors who are renowned scholars. The university was also ranked as one of the top 5 “Best Values” in the West by U.S. News & World Report. The school has an active campus life and students are involved in many sports and clubs. SPU offers conditional admission for undergraduate programs in all departments, as well as graduate programs in the School of Business and Economics.


Seattle Pacific University Links and Applications:
Undergraduate Applications | Graduate Applications | International Admissions


Program Curriculum

INTERLINK offers a rigorous curriculum on the university campus that includes in- and out-of-class assignments, such as group discussion, interviews, library research, community involvement, writing projects, and presentations. Upon successful completion of the INTERLINK program, students are able to:

  • speak English more fluently
  • write effective essays
  • understand spoken and written English
  • understand different cultures
  • apply and improve their critical thinking skills
  • conduct research and report findings in English
  • engage in group work and in team activities
  • use the Internet, email, and computer technology

Contact US

INTERLINK International Institute at Seattle Pacific University
4 Nickerson Street, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98109

Tim Healy, Director
Phone. +1 (206) 378-5308
Fax. +1(206) 801-3778

At INTERLINK, we strive to assure a memorable and transformative educational experience for international students. If you are looking for an English as a Second Language program, especially if you plan to study at an American university, we hope you will consider attending INTERLINK at SPU.
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