International Education - Life at Pierce

Because we want you to learn both in and out of the classroom, Pierce College provides ample opportunities for you to become involved in the campus community. Meeting people, socializing, and making new connections will help ensure your stay at Pierce is an interesting and enjoyable one.

Here are just a few of the ways you can get involved at Pierce College:

  • International Student Club. This club meets twice per month and is open to both American and international students. The club takes field trips, plays games, arranges dances and other social events, attends sporting events, hosts foreign movie nights, does community service, and supports on-campus efforts to teach students about our many cultures. For more information, contact Breanna Baker at bbaker@pierce.ctc.edu.
  • Conversation Partners. This program pairs non-native English speakers with native English speakers for weekly conversations and cultural exchange. It's a great way for international students to practice their English and learn more about American culture. An introductory social is held at the beginning of each quarter. After that, participants meet at least an hour a week until the end of the quarter. Students are assigned partners (generally in groups of two or three) and they arrange their own meeting times and places.
  • Clubs and student activities. The Student Programs office on campus sanctions a number of student clubs and activities, such as dances, outings, film nights, and more. These opportunities are open to all students and are either free or low-cost. Visit the events calendar for information.
  • Music and theatre. Pierce College offers a number of ways for creative students to express themselves. There are opportunities to play music with the band, choir, or orchestra, or participate in theatre productions.

General Inquiries

international@pierce.ctc.edu
Voice: 253-964-6229
Fax: 253-964-6256

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

Submission of Applications

internationalapp@
pierce.ctc.edu

Fax: 253-964-6256

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

Study-Abroad Opportunities

For American students

Shannon Scott
Program Specialist/International Education Admissions
253-964-6656

Mary Meulblok
Manager, International Student Services
253-964-6725

Housing and Homestay

homestay@pierce.ctc.edu