Student Life

South Seattle Community College

South Seattle College provides opportunities for you to explore your interests and pursue your goals outside of classroom. We offer a variety of student-focused activities and programs to enhance growth in leadership, service opportunities, building network of peers and professionals while meeting all your academic responsibilities.


Participating in student club activities is a great way to make new friends and enhance college experience. It also provides opportunity to gain leadership and organizational experience to include in your university transfer application or when you apply for employment.

Students are also welcome to create their own clubs or student association of country of their origin. Please contact the Student Club Center to learn more about the process.

Conversation Partner Program:

The Conversation Partner Program (CPP) is designed for students who are interested in language exchange, other cultures, and making new friends! International Programs will help match you with a group of conversation partners that fits your needs. Groups will meet on their own to help each other improve their language skills, share cultures, and have fun! This program is available every quarter and sign-ups begin within the first few weeks! If you are interested in participating or would like information, please contact or click here.

University Tours:

University Tours provide international students with the opportunity to tour most Washington based university campuses. Students can expect to visit public and private university campuses, ask questions to the university advisor on issues such as housing and scholarships and meet other university students BEFORE transferring to a university. Please email for additional information.

University Transfer Fair:

Over 40 U.S. colleges and university representatives participate in our international student University Transfer Fair on our campus twice a year. This event provides an opportunity for students to meet and ask questions about admission and transfer requirements to various universities across the United States. Contact the International Programs Office for a complete list of participating universities.

Living in the US:

There are many preparations needed for living in the United States. If this is your first time living in the United States or if you've been studying in the US for many years, you will find some of this information helpful. Use the links below to find the information you need:

Other Activities and Events:

The International Programs Office provides many activities and events for students to get involve within the Seattle Community. For the most up to date listing of our upcoming activities and events, visit our Activities and Events page.