About Seattle & University of Washington

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Seattle, Washington

is located in one of the most diverse and beautiful regions of the country. The Seattle metropolitan area of about 3.4 million inhabitants is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the country. Seattle is the home of Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks and the band Nirvana. Beautiful natural areas such as Mount Rainier, Snoqualmie Falls, the San Juan Islands, and the Hoh National Rain Forest are all within a few hours of Seattle. During your four weeks here you will explore both the city and the surrounding areas.


Here are some great websites to help you explore Seattle and Washington State.






About the University of Washington


During your time with the SUSI program, you will stay at or around the University of Washington in Seattle, where FIUTS is based. Many of your classes will also take place in campus buildings (though please note that you are not officially a University of Washington student through your participation in the SUSI, as your program is coordinated by FIUTS, not by the University).

Founded in 1861, the UW is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast. As the state’s flagship university, the UW serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest — more than 92,000 annually.

The University has 16 colleges and schools, offers 1,800 undergraduate courses each quarter, and confers more than 12,000 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees annually. The UW is a multi-campus university in Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell, as well as a world-class academic medical center.

Here are some links you can use to explore the University of Washington:

General Information

Campus Webcams

Campus Maps