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Spotlight on Northeastern: study in Seattle

02 Jun 2017 - Lindsay Bennett

Did you know that you can study in Seattle at a top 40 US university that is located in one of America’s technology hubs? Northeastern University's graduate campus is an incredible opportunity for international students to live and study in Seattle.

Study in Seattle: one of the USA’s best big cities

Seattle offers so much to students, including a bustling downtown filled with cool shops and restaurants, as well as a thriving arts and culture scene. It's also near stunning natural beauty, including green forests, snow-capped mountains and beautiful blue waters. These are just a few reasons why Seattle is ranked a top 10 best big US city (Condé Nast Traveler 2016).

When you study in Seattle, there’s always plenty to do: hike in the surrounding Olympic Mountains; bike along the city’s extensive shoreline; enjoy its world-famous coffee. Seattle’s compact size means that it’s really easy to get around, especially by public transportation.

Access Seattle’s vibrant economy

Northeastern’s high-tech graduate campus is in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, right across the street from Amazon’s headquarters. Other major companies headquartered in the Seattle region include Expedia, Microsoft, Moz, Nordstrom, Starbucks and Zillow.

Seattle is a fast-growing city, and ranks as the 4th best city in the USA for business and careers (Forbes 2016). A recent search of indeed.com revealed over 20,000 open job positions in computer science and project management!

During your Northeastern degree in Seattle, you’ll have incredible opportunities to connect with local employers, through co-op work experiences and the University’s employer partnerships. Your degree will be taught by professors who have worked at companies such as Amazon, Boeing and Twitter; they bring extensive experience to their teaching.

Bhavya Northeastern Seattle student from India

Bhavya from India

Studying Project Management at Northeastern University Seattle
 

Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the USA and has a thriving job market, with several large tech and commerce companies headquartered in the city. Seattle has lots of art and live entertainment, and it’s a really diverse city. It’s one of the best places in the USA to be an international student.

Personalized support when you study in Seattle

The small size of Northeastern’s campus in Seattle is a real advantage, as you’ll receive a lot of hands-on support. Classes are small, so you’ll get plenty of attention from your professors. They can be great mentors in your studies, as well as your career.

You can also meet with dedicated student services staff and the on-campus career coach. There are regular workshops to help you with your career preparation. For example, “Coding in English” to learn terms commonly used by coders and developers.

Your choice of degrees in Seattle

Through Kaplan International Pathways, you can study in Seattle on the Graduate Global Pathways program and progress to one of 4 exciting degrees:

  • Analytics, MPS
  • Computer Science, MS
  • Information Systems, MS
  • Project Management, MS

Analytics and Project Management degrees are also available for direct admission to those who qualify. Contact one of our advisors for more information on opportunities to study in Seattle!

Download the Northeastern Seattle brochure

 
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