Welcome to Pierce College's International Education (IE) department. We offer quality educational opportunities, excellent support services and meaningful opportunities to engage with the campus, local and global community.

At Pierce, you can complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree, earn a professional/technical degree, improve your English language skills, or finish a high school diploma while also earning college credits.


Voice: 253-964-6229
Fax: 253-964-6256

Pierce College International Programs
9401 Farwest Drive S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999

2017-2018 Brochure

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Why Study Here?

Students studying outside of the HEC
We give international students excellent support for a safe and positive learning experience. Get a quality education while also making great friends and having fun. Find information on tuition, fees, and more.

University Transfer Program - 2+2 Pathway

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Apply to our 2+2 University Transfer Program, where you can earn a two-year associate's degree and transfer to a top college or university to complete your bachelor's degree.

Intensive English Program

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Our Intensive English Program (IEP) helps you master the English language with a focus on grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students who complete the IEP have guaranteed admission to Pierce College's University Transfer or Professional/Technical programs.

Center for Global Scholars

Center for Global Scholars
The Center for Global Scholars (CGS) is a new residence hall for Pierce College students. It's an interdependent global learning community for local domestic students and international students to promote cross-cultural understanding and academic success.

High School Completion Program

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A fast way for an international high school student to earn a Washington State High School diploma while earning credits towards a bachelor's degree.

Life at Pierce College

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Learn more about the opportunities for you to become involved in the campus, local and global community.

Student Stories

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See what students and alumni have to say about their education and life experiences at Pierce College.