South Seattle College's Center for International Education provides many activities and events for students to get involved in the Seattle community. Students can find more information here for upcoming events and sign up below.

We also offer the Conversation Partner Program each Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters. Learn more about the program here.

Check back often for updated information about upcoming events and don't forget to check out our Google calendar of events!


 Conversation Partners Program

By joining the conversation partner program, you have the opportunity to make friends with whom you can practice language and listening skills, learn about other cultures, share your own culture, and have fun doing it! The Conversation Group Program will be run through the website Meetup. There is no cut off date to join.

If you would like to join please follow the link below and create an account or link it with your Facebook



*If you have any questions please contact or stop by the CIE office to talk to someone on the activities team!


International Education Week Events!

International education week is a nationwide celebration to promote international education and encourage participation in them. International Education week starts from November 17th-21st. In preparation of International Education week we have a couple of contests that you can sign up for and a chance to show of a part of your culture at the Cultural Gallery. The video contest, photo contest and Cultural Gallery will all be on display. For more information click on the links below.

Cultural Gallery

Sign up here

Video Contest

Sign up here

 Photo Contest

 Sign up here

Ted Talks Discussion: The Danger of a Single Story

In celebration of International Education Week join us for a viewing and discussion of the Ted Talk: The Danger of a Single Story. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.


Thursday, November 20th 

UNI 100



  International Ambassador Program

An International Ambassador is a student volunteer position that assists the International Programs Office during Orientation Week. Training will include a detailed list of duties for each Ambassador, team building exercises, and leadership development training. Training will be held the week of December 13th and is mandatory.


Orientation Days:

Monday, December, 29th & Friday, January, 2nd 


Ambassadors must attend training to receive volunteer credit. To Sign up please feel out an application here. Applications are due by 12:00 noon on Monday, November 24th 

 *If you have any questions please contact or stop by the CIE office to talk to someone on the activities team!


West Seattle Bowling Night

Come join us for a night of bowling at West Seattle Bowl! We will have fruit, pizza, and soda to eat. Meet at the CIE office at 4:00 PM to take the bus together. There is a small $7 fee to attend. We will have vouchers in the CIE office if you need one. In order to attend you must sign up below and turn in your voucher.

 Friday, November 21st

Meet at the CIE office at 4:00 PM