Program Options

2015-2016 Quarter-long Programs
Green River CC Programs
Short-term Programs

North offers you the choice of quarter-long programs and short-term ones.

The quarter-long programs through WCCCSA provide students the opportunity to study and live in a new culture for up to 10-weeks during the fall, winter or spring quarter.

Travel with a group of local community college students and a faculty coordinator from one of the WCCCSA schools. You will be registered for 15 college-level credits.

Study Abroad staff highly recommend that you meet with an academic advisor prior to your departure, to create an educational plan to ensure the study abroad courses will meet your academic needs.  

2015-2016 Quarter-long Programs

Fall 2015

Barcelona, Spain

September 28 – December 5, 2015
Application Deadline June 19

Tokyo, Japan

September 23- December 2, 2015
Application Deadline July 8 

 Winter 2016

 Australia/New Zealand  
Dates for this program will be announced soon

Spring 2016

Berlin, Germany       
Dates for this program will be announced soon

Green River Community College Programs

Australia/ New Zealand & Japan

The Australia/New Zealand program is developed by Green River Community College (GRCC) in partnership with Newman College in Melbourne, Australia, and Unitec University in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Japan program is developed by GRCC in partnership with  Kogakuin University in Tokyo, Japan.

Because North partners with GRCC, you can register for classes on North’s campus with credits earned going directly onto your transcripts. You are able to use your financial aid if you qualify. You must apply through North's Study Abroad office.

AATJ Scholarship

Short-term Programs

North’s short-term programs occur during the intersession break between summer and fall quarter. These programs are four-week-long intensive language programs that can accommodate students with beginning to advanced foreign language skills. You will be registered for five college-level foreign language credits. 

On a short-term program you will live with a host family, get personalized language instruction, and have the opportunity to go on excursions to explore and immerse yourself in the language and culture of the country you are visiting. 

In past summers our students, along with students from the other WCCCSA member community colleges, have travelled to Peru and Costa Rica on short-term study abroad programs.

Come meet with the Study Abroad coordinator to learn more about short-term program offerings at North Seattle College. 


For many years, I have been fascinated with Italy in general and Florence in particular as the place where the Renaissance started and our modern world began. Through the WCCCSA/AIFS program I finally had the opportunity to live in the city of the Medicis, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, and Machiavelli. I found it wasn’t merely an open-air museum. Instead, I found Florence to be a vibrant, modern city that preserves and cherishes its past while living fully in the present. The academic quarter was (just) enough time to get a sense of the place as it was and as it is now.

I appreciate that, as an intermittent, older student and as a life-long learner, I was welcomed and encouraged by all of those I encountered through this program. And I appreciated my younger colleagues, who treated me as a peer and a friend. Their enthusiasm, passion, intelligence and thoughtfulness, empathy and care, diligence and persistence inspired me, restoring my hope that the future will be in good hands.

—George Goodall
Spring quarter 2011 in Florence, Italy

Study Abroad Program

Program Coordinator
Tam Nguyen
(206) 934-6008

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

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