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INTERLINK International Institute at Seattle Pacific University (SPU)

Intensive English Program (IEP) [Seattle, Washington]


  • 40 years of experience in providing language training, academic preparation, cultural orientation and university placement services
  • Conditional admission and TOEFL waiver for academically qualified students
  • Online English courses offered in 5-week terms or on-campus courses offered in 5- and 9-week terms
  • Information
    • About the ESL School
    • Since its inception in 1979, INTERLINK International Institutes has been providing language training, academic preparation, and cultural orientation to help students achieve their professional, personal, and academic goals. Through INTERLINK, academically qualified applicants may receive conditional admission to its US partner universities. After successful completion of the program, they may also receive waivers for the TOEFL or IELTS requirements. Upon graduation from INTERLINK, many students go on to study in academic programs at partner universities or other area institutions.

      Program Features:

      In-Person Classes
      ● Accredited programs meeting national and international standards
      ● Academically qualified, motivated, and serious students
      ● Highly qualified, sensitive faculty, meeting the highest, professional standards
      ● Project-based curricula focusing on critical thinking, independent learning, and experiential learning
      ● Small classes (average: 9 students/class; maximum 12-15 students/class)
      ● Opportunity to audit or take regular university courses for credit
      ● Academic and personal support in safe and supportive environments
      ● Admission assistance at select colleges and universities

      Online Classes
      2-hour classes
      Monday through Friday
      4 hours per day for full-time attendance (2 classes)
      2 hours per day for part-time attendance (1 class)
      Progress reports on students’ strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions for improvement
      Certificates of attendance and program completion

      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 Englis
      ● Engage in group work and in team activities
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private English School
      Establishment : 1973
      Membership/Accreditation : CEA Accredited
      Enrollment : 120
      Average Class Size : 12
      Airport Pickup : Student Arranged
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Train, Bus, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Greetings from Seattle!
      Thank you for visiting our profile at Since 1973, INTERLINK International Institute at Seattle Pacific University has offered high-quality English language programs, academic programs and professional training programs to students from many different countries. We specialize in college transfer programs leading to either a degree or professional certificate, as well as summer vacation programs for students of all ages. We look forward to welcoming you to Seattle, America's most beautiful city!

      Tim Healy
      Center Director
      INTERLINK International Institute at Seattle Pacific University
    • INTERLINK International Institute at Seattle Pacific University (SPU)
      18 Dravus Street, Suite 100
      Seattle, Washington  98109  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (206) 217-9644
      FAX: +1 (206) 217-9643
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Students at INTERLINK International Institute at SPU may choose to stay in homestays, private apartments, or a nearby hostel. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. For more information, see or use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The INTERLINK International Institute at Seattle Pacific University is located in a lovely residential neighborhood situated near Lake Union and is an easy 10-minute bus ride from the heart of downtown Seattle, a memorable port city of unsurpassed beauty. Home to more than 620,000 residents, the city of Seattle is the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and from its downtown area offers stunning mountain views of the Cascade Mountains to the east and the Olympic Mountains to the west. The Seattle region is renowned as the home to many global corporations, including Microsoft, Amazon, REI, Costco, and Nordstrom. Though Seattle is famously-known as the birthplace of Starbucks Coffee, the city is solidly placed on the international cuisine map offering world-class, exciting and eclectic cuisine to satisfy all tastes. If it is a lively arts and cultural scene residents and visitors seek, Seattle boasts an impressive roster with its nationally-respected opera and ballet companies, innumerable art galleries, museums, annual festivals, and theater troupes. Outdoor enthusiasts, of which there are many in Seattle, are spoiled by the options available to them year-round. With popular ski resorts being a quick 60-minute drive from the SPU campus, Seattle residents frequently take the time to hit the slopes while some prefer to go hiking, climbing, backpacking, or biking among the nearby mountains. In addition to being situated along Puget Sound, Seattle is also located on Lakes Union and Washington, offering residents countless opportunities to go sailing, canoeing, or kayaking and soak in the magnificent surrounding beauty the Northwest is famous for. Canada’s historic destination of Victoria, British Columbia, a delightful city known for its old-world charm, is a 2.5 hour ferry ride from downtown Seattle.
    • About the College/University
    • Founded in 1891 by the Free Methodist Church of North America, Seattle Pacific University (SPU) is a private institution representing more than 50 different Christian denominations. Home to more than 3,000 undergraduate and 800+ graduate students from 47 U.S. states and 18 countries, SPU is a Christian university of the arts, sciences and professions that has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by the U.S. News and World Report. Also honored as one of the country’s character-building institutions, SPU engages its students - academically and spiritually - in and out of the classroom to help them bring about positive change in the world. Students studying at the undergraduate level are offered more than 54 areas of academic specialization among SPU’s colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences, The School of Business and Economics, The School of Education, The School of Health Sciences, The School of Psychology, Family and Community, and The School of Theology. SPU also awards such degrees as the Master of Arts, Master in Business Administration (MBA), Master of Fine Arts, and PhDs. Outside of the classroom, SPU students are strong supporters of its sports teams, The Falcons, and are sure to be on-hand to cheer on the basketball, crew, cross-country running, soccer, volleyball and track and field teams.
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English Program

    • Overview
    • The Intensive English Program offers 5-week sessions throughout the year. Students enrolled in the program receive 20 hours of classroom instruction per week with additional 4-10 hours of elective courses available. This program is ideal for those students who want to achieve maximum progress in their English skills and gain admission to an American college or university.

      The program is offered at 6 levels of instruction from beginner to advanced. Upon their arrival at the center, students’ English abilities are tested in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking to guarantee their proper placement into an ability level.

      The program’s rigorous curriculum is primarily designed to develop students’ skills in the areas of grammar, reading, writing and speaking/listening in order to provide the background essential to enter an American college or university. Students studying at the top Level 6 are able to complement their studies by attending classes with American students on campus and experience studying in a true academic environment at a U.S. university. After successfully completing the advanced level, students may enter partner universities with no TOEFL required.

      Outside of the classroom, INTERLINK A.C.E. organizes plenty of opportunities for students to practice their English in a natural environment, including hiking and camping trips, lunch and dinner parties and on-campus sports competitions. Students can independently participate in local year-round festivals held throughout the city, attend professional sports games or go sightseeing to explore some of the city’s vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods.

      Classroom sizes average 12 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 5 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
    • Dates
    • 2021
      4 WEEKS:
      8/20 - 9/18

      5 WEEKS:
      6/11 - 7/177/16 - 8/219/24 - 10/3010/29 - 12/9
    • Costs
      US$ 100
      TUITION FEE (2021)
      5 WEEKS US$ 1,890
      Cost May Vary
      5 WEEKS US$ 1,150 - 1,800 N/A N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      Student Arranged
      Health Insurance
      US$ 175
      Student Services
      US$ 150
      Express Mailing of I-20
      US$ 65
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee and housing placement fee are non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
  • Location
    • United States Seattle, Washington
    • Location
      INTERLINK International Institute at Seattle Pacific University (SPU)
      18 Dravus Street, Suite 100 Seattle, Washington  98109  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Seattle-Tacoma International Airport:
      INTERLINK International Institute will advise you on airport pick-up options that bring students to the city center or campus in approximately 30 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.2
      School Environment: 4.3
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.0
      Activities and Social Life: 3.5
      Accommodation: 3.8


    • There are 6 reviews for this school

    • Mihoko
      [ Tokyo, Japan, Female ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      I Wanted to Change Careers and Improve Myself
      I chose to study English in the US because I wanted to change careers and improve myself. I wanted to be able to write articles, read journals and attend meetings in English. At first I was going to enroll to UW, but my friend strongly recommended A.C.E. After I visited the A.C.E. office I chose to study here because the staff correspondences were very exact, kind and quick. A.C.E. is a reliable organization. I think this is most important for me. A.C.E. was very supportive in all aspects of daily life. They gave me housing advice and provided a shopping list for food and restaurants around SPU. My tutor was perfect. She taught me not only English, but a lot of stories of America and Seattle. She really helped me learn American culture. Also, I really enjoyed A.C.E. events such as "Eco hike" and "Girls' night". They were very helpful to understand American and other cultures.
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      [ Tripoli, Libya, Male ]
      Feel Like a Real College Student
      A.C.E. is an interesting school, the teachers are very nice and they teach in a really good way to prepare the students for universities in the United States. Also, I love the idea to have a location for an English school inside the SPU campus. That makes me feel like a real college student. I really like it.
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      [ Mexico City, Mexico, Female ]
      Best Experience in my life
      I am from Mexico City. Studying at A.C.E. is one of the best experiences in my life. Besides, that I have improved my English skills, I have met many friends from different countries too. After my English studies, I am going to study my Master degree in Business at SPU next year because thanks to A.C.E. I have been already accepted for the Master program I want.
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      [ tainan, taiwan ]

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      [ Beijing, China, Male ]
      4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      我的名字叫韩骁,我来自中国上海,我到美国已经3年了。前两年我在一所美国高中学习,之后有幸到A.C.E学习了两个月的写作。 虽然在的时间不长,但是我却有着非常深刻的记忆。 以我个人来说,A.C.E帮助我大大提高了写作的水平与能力。我想建议所有在A.C.E学习的学生们,不要害羞向老师提问,因为他们才是你通向成功的钥匙!

      [ 高雄, 台灣, Age 19, Female ]
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