Learn English in Seattle

Learn English in Seattle

You will be glad you chose to study in Seattle at Kaplan's center at Highline College, close to the action but away from the bustle of the corporate city. Be only a few minutes away from ferry boats, Mount Rainier and the home of the legendary but elusive Bigfoot…

Learn English in Seattle - Highline

Highline College, just 30 minutes from the city center, is an idyllic and peaceful place to study English in Seattle. Study on an American college campus, make friends with international and local college students, and join in with lots of student clubs and activities. Highline College is in the relaxed Des Moines area, giving you great access to local attractions like Mount Rainier and Washington State’s famous ferry boats.

Seattle and the surrounding areas are known for natural beauty, a young and trendy music scene, and those looking to succeed in the world of high-tech business. Our school at Highline College gives you a chance to learn English in Seattle, and always be a short trip away from great music venues, awesome ski resorts, beautiful forests and bustling shopping venues.

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Things to See and Do

  • Go skiing or snowboarding on Mount Baker
  • Tour the city of Seattle on a ferry boat
  • Get 360° views on the Space Needle's revolving deck
  • Visit the art museums and galleries on free entry days
  • Organize a white-water rafting trip in Puget Sound
  • Wander Tillicum Village for a bit of history
  • Hang out in trendy bars and music clubs downtown
  • Go shopping for antiques or oddities at local markets

School Facilities

  • Access to the high-tech facilities of Highline College
  • A large library with 100,000+ books, DVDs and CDs
  • Student union with wifi, study rooms and coffee bistro
  • Sports facilities including a gym stocked with equipment
  • A full social calendar to help you find Seattle’s hotspots


Student Residences

Live and study with other international and American students, and practice what you learn in a relaxed living atmosphere. 

  • Room type: Single or Twin
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Meals provided: 7 per week (breakfast)
  • More information:
  • Marina Inn
  • Garden Suites

Student Apartments

Kaplan International English offers studio-style apartments, ideal for the student seeking a quiet and private living environment while studying at our HCC English school.

  • Room Type: Single
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Meals provided: Self-catering
  • More Information:
  • Crossland Studios


Homestay accommodation is ideal if you want to immerse yourself in a different culture. Share meals with your hosts and benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations; a great way to learn English.

  • Room type: Twin or Single
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Meals provided: 14 per week
  • More information:
    Download our Homestay in Highline fact file

School Location

Kaplan International Seattle Highline
2400 South 240th Street 
Building 25, 5th Floor 
Des Moines, WA 98198

Public Holidays

Please note this school will be closed on the following dates:
01 Jan 2015 – New Year
19 Jan 2015 – Martin Luther King Day
25 May 2015 – Memorial Day
03 July 2015 – Independence Day (observed)
07 Sep 2015 – Labor Day
26 Nov 2015 – Thanksgiving
27 Nov 2015 – Thanksgiving
25 Dec 2015 – Christmas Day
US Christmas and New Year closures: Closed from 21st December 2015, open again on 28th December 2015.

Regulatory Information

This school is authorized under Federal law to enrol non-immigrant alien students. All courses offered by Kaplan International are avocational and recreational, and are not intended to lead to vocation, occupation or career opportunities. Kaplan International does not confer credits, certification, diploma or degree for any courses, and no credits are transferrable to institutions of higher education.

Student Testimonial

"I had an awesome experience here. The classes were enjoyable, sometimes really funny, with a good pace and always pushing me. The teacher really made the difference!"
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