International Students
Study Abroad
How to Apply

In order to participate in a NSC Study Abroad program, you must meet the following requirements:

• Be at least 17 years old (18 for some programs) at the time of departure
• Have completed at least one quarter at NSC
• Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
• A valid passport for travel outside of the U.S. or ability to obtain prior to departure


Additional Recommendations

• NSC Study Abroad asks students to disclose any need for accommodation (physical, psychological and/or academic).
• Students should be 18 years and older. Please see the study abroad coordinator if you are younger.


Academic Expectations

Study abroad means just that—study while living abroad. North Seattle College wants you to take advantage of your international experience and have fun, but please keep in mind that the programs are academic!

For most programs, students are required to take 15 credits during their study abroad program. We expect you to attend classes, do homework and take tests just as if you were on campus. All grades are reported to the registrar and calculated into your overall GPA, whether they count toward graduation or not.

How to Apply

The first step to going abroad is meeting with the NSC study abroad coordinator to learn more about the program you are applying for and to ask any questions you may have. The study abroad coordinator will discuss with you the application process for your individual program and scholarship options. Some programs require applying through the individual program while others require a NSC Study Abroad application. Almost all applications require recommendations, application fees, unofficial transcripts and a personal essay.

The study abroad office is housed in the International Programs Office at NSC. You can make an appointment by stopping at the front desk or e-mailing

    Associate Director for Study Abroad
    Sancha Elevado
    (206) 934-6445

    International Programs Division


    Division Contacts
    (206) 934-3672
    (206) 934-3794 (fax)

    Mailing Address
    NSC International Programs Division
    9600 College Way N
    Seattle, WA 98103