International Students from Norway, Turkey, South Korea, Serbia, and ChinaAs an International Baccalaureate World School, West Sound Academy highly values the richness that international students bring to our school community. International students make up approximately 20% of our entire student body. We are committed to having international students and welcome applications from qualified applicants residing outside the U.S. WSA utilizes both dormitory and host family placements as options for safe and enriching living experiences.

International students choose to attend West Sound Academy for many reasons. From the day they arrive, they become fully immersed in the school’s culture and contribute regularly to the vitality of campus life as school leaders, artists and performers.

Curry from China and Imane from France taking part in a collaborative project for their English classWSA faculty and staff help students quickly adapt to life in the US and on campus. A variety of social gatherings from all-school retreats to trips to Seattle help international students seamlessly become part of the student body.

International students who matriculate at West Sound Academy must have a fluency in English, which permits them to enroll in courses across the curriculum with their American classmates.  During their first year, many students for whom English is not their first language receive support through attendance at an ELL course in lieu of taking another foreign language.

Please review our English Proficiency Standards for more information.

How to Apply

 

The Admission Office at West Sound Academy is your direct resource for answers to questions that may arise as you move through the application process. Our Director of Admissions, Lisa Gsellman, assists international students with the necessary documentation, travel visas, and immunizations required by the United States. If at any time you need further assistance, please call us at [International Direct Dialing prefix (IDD) for your country]+1-360-598-5954, or email us a admissions@westsoundacademy.org.

Applicants from China

 
 

Penelope from China giving her senior speech at commencementInternational students coming from China (or from Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Singapore) must work with the Cambridge Institute of International Education to apply to West Sound Academy.  We have partnered with the Cambridge Institute of International Education to ensure the best possible international program for our Chinese students. The Cambridge Institute’s international student program prepares students for life abroad prior to arriving at West Sound Academy and continues to provide international students with on-going support throughout the school year.

To submit an application or if you have any questions, please complete this inquiry form for our consultants at The Cambridge Institute of International Education:
 

The Cambridge Network Student Inquiry Form

 

Download our Chinese Admissions brochure for an overview of West Sound Academy's International Student Program.

Applicants from All Other Countries

 

International students from all other countries who are interested in attending West Sound Academy may use our Online Application.

Questions

 

Contact Lisa Gsellman, Director of Admissions at admissions@westsoundacademy.org or [International Direct Dialing prefix (IDD) for your country]+1-360-598-5954.  See Frequently Asked Questions for International Families for more information.

Current and past international students have come from:

 

Argentina
Argentina
Australia
Australia
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Brazil
Brazil

 

China
China
Egypt
Egypt
Finland
Finland
France
France

 

Germany
Germany
Ghana
Ghana
India
India
Indonesia
Indonesia

 

Iran
Iran
Kyrgyrkstan
Kyrgyrkstan
Mexico
Mexico
Norway
Norway

 

Philippines
Philippines
Republic of Korea
Republic of Korea
Russia
Russia
Serbia
Serbia

 

Slovakia
Slovakia
Spain
Spain
Sweden
Sweden
Taiwan
Taiwan

 

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
Tunisia
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkey
Ukraine
Ukraine

 

Vietnam
Vietnam

 

 

 

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