Kaplan International, Seattle

Key points

  • Great environment to meet American students
  • Excellent sports options on the university campus
  • Activities for all tastes

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Japan, etc..
ratings
12 authentic opinions

Our partner school is established in a modern building on the waterfront, in Seattle City Centre. Amenities include 19 classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards and audio-visual facilities, a multimedia room with learning software, free-access computers and a library offering videos, audio books and learning materials. The student lounge is a place where students from all over the world can socialise and relax while having access to vending machines for snacks and drinks, refrigerators, microwave ovens and TV. Close to the school building, you will find the famous Pike Place Market, a popular attraction in the area, always full of life, and the very first Starbucks. Owing to its central location, the school is very well served by public transport and has countless cafés, restaurants and shops on its doorstep.

Our partner school reopened on 31/08/2020.
Please note that due to the safety measures implemented following official recommendations and requirements, some school facts and services – such as the number of students per class, schedules, access to common areas as well as certain activities - may differ from those described on our website. Please contact us for more information.

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Included in the price
  • Learning Progress Guarantee (Intensive course +10 weeks)
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Semi-intensive course (Academic Semester)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 21/22/25/26 week(s)
21 weeks From 6700.- EUR
(7485.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
21/22/25/26 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Extended Stay Northgate residence, single room, breakfast, private bathroom (18+)
21
7485 USD
13760 USD
19115 USD
22
7485 USD
14055 USD
19665 USD
25
8825 USD
16280 USD
22655 USD
26
8825 USD
16575 USD
23205 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 25.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
Extra night (host family)
Availability on request
74 USD
Extra night (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
82 USD
Extra night (residence)
Availability on request
138 USD
Extra night (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
145 USD
Airport transfer from Seattle Airport (pick-up) 170 USD
Airport transfer from/to Seattle Airport (pick-up and drop-off) 323 USD
Starting dates 21 wk
06.01 / 10.02 / 16.03 / 06.04 / 11.05 / 15.06 / 20.07 / 14.09 / 19.10.2020
Starting dates 22 wk
17.08.2020
Starting dates 25 wk
06.01 / 10.02 / 16.03 / 06.04 / 11.05 / 15.06 / 14.09 / 19.10.2020
Starting dates 26 wk
20.07 / 17.08.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Each semester/year period includes 1-2 weeks session break. Please contact us for further information.

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Semi-intensive course (Academic Year)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 34 week(s)
34 weeks From 9905.- EUR
(11065.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
34 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Extended Stay Northgate residence, single room, breakfast, private bathroom (18+)
34
11065 USD
21175 USD
29845 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 25.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
Extra night (host family)
Availability on request
74 USD
Extra night (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
82 USD
Extra night (residence)
Availability on request
138 USD
Extra night (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
145 USD
Airport transfer from Seattle Airport (pick-up) 170 USD
Airport transfer from/to Seattle Airport (pick-up and drop-off) 323 USD
Starting dates 34 wk
06.01 / 30.03 / 15.06 / 20.07 / 17.08 / 14.09.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Each semester/year period includes 1-2 weeks session break. Please contact us for further information.

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Intensive course (Academic Semester)

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 21/22/25/26 week(s)
21 weeks From 7327.- EUR
(8185.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
Course duration
21/22/25/26 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
Options (group): 13:15-14:45 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Specific options:
The intensive course includes 8 lessons per week to focus on specific skills such as vocabulary, business English, exam preparation or local culture, depending on students’ interests and language level.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Extended Stay Northgate residence, single room, breakfast, private bathroom (18+)
21
8185 USD
14460 USD
19815 USD
22
8185 USD
14755 USD
20365 USD
25
9665 USD
17120 USD
23495 USD
26
9665 USD
17415 USD
24045 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 25.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
Extra night (host family)
Availability on request
74 USD
Extra night (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
82 USD
Extra night (residence)
Availability on request
138 USD
Extra night (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
145 USD
Airport transfer from Seattle Airport (pick-up) 170 USD
Airport transfer from/to Seattle Airport (pick-up and drop-off) 323 USD
Starting dates 21 wk
06.01 / 10.02 / 16.03 / 06.04 / 11.05 / 15.06 / 20.07 / 14.09 / 19.10.2020
Starting dates 22 wk
17.08.2020
Starting dates 25 wk
06.01 / 10.02 / 16.03 / 06.04 / 11.05 / 15.06 / 14.09 / 19.10.2020
Starting dates 26 wk
20.07 / 17.08.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Each semester/year period includes 1-2 weeks session break. Please contact us for further information.

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Intensive course (Academic Year)

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 34 week(s)
34 weeks From 10477.- EUR
(11705.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
34 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
Options (group): 13:15-14:45 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Specific options:
The intensive course includes 8 lessons per week to focus on specific skills such as vocabulary, business English, exam preparation or local culture, depending on students’ interests and language level.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Extended Stay Northgate residence, single room, breakfast, private bathroom (18+)
34
11705 USD
21815 USD
30485 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 25.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
Extra night (host family)
Availability on request
74 USD
Extra night (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
82 USD
Extra night (residence)
Availability on request
138 USD
Extra night (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
145 USD
Airport transfer from Seattle Airport (pick-up) 170 USD
Airport transfer from/to Seattle Airport (pick-up and drop-off) 323 USD
Starting dates 34 wk
06.01 / 30.03 / 15.06 / 20.07 / 17.08 / 14.09.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Each semester/year period includes 1-2 weeks session break. Please contact us for further information.

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

12 students gave their opinion about this school

27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
5 weeks, May – June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
19 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
27 years old - France
/ 5
Rien à dire tout était parfait de la host family à l’école !
2 weeks, March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
36 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, March – May 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
23 years old - France
/ 5
8 weeks, July – September 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
23 years old - Germany
/ 5
Die Sprachschule an sich war wirklich super! Die Lehrer und die anderen Mitarbeiter waren sehr motiviert, freundlich und hilfsbereit. Man hat das Gefühl sie machen den Beruf aus Freude und nicht "nur" um Geld zu verdienen. Veilfältige Lernmethoden wurden verwendet. Lernen hat große Freude bereitet. Die Räumlichkleiten waren modern, sehr sauber und liegen zentral in Downtown Seattle. Seattle als Stadt zählt meiner Meinung nach zu den schönsten der USA. Jedoch überdurchschnittlich viele Obdachlose. Unterricht sehr gut!
3 weeks, April 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
34 years old - Austria
/ 5
Seattle ist eine super spannende und interessante Stadt. Man kann viel unternehmen, sehen und erleben. Die Schule liegt in Downtown Seattle, superzentral gelegen. Der Inhalt wurde sehr lebendig und in verschiedenster Art und Weise vermittelt.:-)))
2 weeks, April 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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18 years old - Belgium
/ 5
Superbe ville, pas dangereuse du tout. Juste un peu cher dans le downtown.
26 weeks, October 2014 – April 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
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41 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, February 2015
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (1 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

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Host family
Host family accommodation offers the best solution for effective and active immersion in local culture. You will stay in a single or twin bedroom (shared with another student) with breakfast only or half board provided. This is a great opportunity to share the daily life and experiences of your host family while practising English on a daily basis.

Take advantage of our discounted package prices including course and homestay for the whole length of the programme!

Extended Stay Northgate studios (minimum stay: 4 weeks, from 18 years)
Are you looking for a comfortable accommodation option in Seattle? These single, en-suite rooms have all you need! Bed linen and towels are provided, as well as toiletries and free Wi-Fi. Each room includes a bed, a TV, a wardrobe and a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook your own meals. Enjoy the free cleaning service once a week! The building boasts a common TV room, vending machines, coin-operated laundry facilities and 24h security. Kaplan Seattle is 45 minutes away by bus, while the closest bars and restaurants are only a 5-minute walk.

Downtown residence (minimum stay: 4 weeks, from 18 years)
If you stay in this residence in Seattle Downtown, you’ll be a 17-minute bus ride from the school and a 2-minute walk from cafés and restaurants. In your en-suite single room you’ll find free bed linen and towels, an equipped kitchenette, a TV and some storage space. Wi-Fi is included in the price, while laundry facilities are coin-operated. Enjoy the outdoor space and the picnic area with the other residents and explore the amazing attractions and museums in the surroundings! Rooms are cleaned once a week and the residence is monitored 24/7.

You can use the extensive sports facilities provided on the university campus and even rent canoes and kayaks on site. The nearby Ravenna park, just a few minutes’ walk away, is ideal to play football or frisbee. The school will organise fun activities to allow you to have a good time with your friends, including baseball, hiking, canoeing, paintball and outings to vibrant, multifaceted Seattle. Alternatively, you can hop on the next train to explore cities like Vancouver or Portland, which are only 4 hours away. Wine lovers will enjoy tasting the locally grown vintages of this stunning wine-growing region. At the course centre, BBQ and movie nights, games and a number of other exciting activities will be scheduled in the evening, offering you a great opportunity to get to know the other international participants better!

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ESL – Language Studies abroad guarantees the best prices on the Swiss market ! Any price difference will be refunded 100%.
Special offers
Save on your online and on-site courses in the USA and Canada
Save on your online and on-site courses in the USA and Canada
Book a course at one of our Kaplan partner schools and take advantage of this special offer:

- Book 2 weeks or more of online courses and benefit from the same weekly price for both online and on-site courses
+
- The enrolment fee and the high-season tuition supplement are waived
 
  Standard course Intensive course
USA USD 200 per week USD 275 per week
Canada CAD 200 per week CAD 275 per week

Valid for the following destinations:
Kaplan Berkeley (San Francisco)
Kaplan Boston
Kaplan Chicago
Kaplan LA Westwood
Kaplan New York
Kaplan Santa Barbara
Kaplan Seattle
Kaplan Toronto
Kaplan Vancouver

Conditions:
- Valid for new bookings received before 30.09.2020 
- The online and the on-site courses must be booked at the same time but the courses don’t need to take place consecutively
- Minimum of 2 weeks of online lessons before beginning the on-site course
- The online lessons must start before 14.12.2020 and the on-site course must start in 2020, unless this is delayed due to coronavirus-related reasons
- This offer cannot be combined with other offers or discounts

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 09.07.2020
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