INTERLINK at Seattle Pacific University
Committed to transformative language education and promoting cross-cultural understanding, INTERLINK strives for a world where humility, respect, and sensitivity prevail, and teachers and students contribute to enhanced communication among diverse peoples.
We provide intensive English instruction, academic preparation, and cross-cultural training to empower students to succeed in academic, professional, and personal realms. With standards of quality and fairness as our guides, we promote enhanced learning and higher order thinking skills, grounded in an ethos of service.
- Humanistic orientation
- Heuristic learning
“All Are Welcome in This Place” INTERLINK partner institutions are closely monitoring the implications of the January 27 Executive Order and will respond as needs indicate. As ever, INTERLINK instructors sensitively and thoughtfully work with their students and welcome private or class discussion about their worlds, their perspectives, and their feelings. Directors and other center[…]
SPU leaders were invited by Qatar’s Prime Minister & Minister of Interior, His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, to visit Qatar this September. Sheikh Al-Thani came to Seattle in 1981 as a student to begin his overseas education and study English on SPU’s campus. In May 2016 he made a return visit[…]
Throughout the year, in addition to individual students, INTERLINK at SPU welcomes groups, who take part in our core program or special customized programs. One such group is sponsored by the York-Benimaru Foundation of Japan. The York-Benimaru Foundation of Japan sponsors high school students from Fukushima, Japan to study English and culture at INTERLINK at[…]
Two weeks of intensive English study. Two weeks of American cultural immersion with home stay families across Seattle. Visits to city organizations specializing in nutrition, community outreach, and health care. So what’s left to do? Cook a delicious, authentic Japanese meal and share it with friends and family! Twenty Japanese nutrition students prepared a menu of[…]
Proyecta 100,000 is “an initiative to increase international study in Latin America and the Caribbean. The purpose is to foster region-wide prosperity through greater international exchange of students, who are our future leaders and innovators.” – US Department of State. This year, seven Mexican students from four universities in Mexico were selected by the[…]