Student LIfe

It's easy to make new friends at North Seattle College! Call or come by the IP office to find out about our scheduled activities. Check out our Facebook Page for updates on activities, photos and news. 

Ask about arranging to have an American conversation partner, or join a school sport. The International Programs office also organizes activities like bowling and camping to help you socialize while exploring Seattle and enjoying the beautiful scenery of Washington State. Our calendar of events in the recent past has included Outlet Mall shopping, the Leavenworth Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, visiting the Wildwaves Theme Park, attending a Mariner’s game, watching the Seafair Parade, movie night and walking the Corn Maze. 

Take advantage of the many opportunities to get involved on campus through participation in the International Association, student government, the North Stars Volunteer Club or one of the many other clubs.  

Student Government

The student government is a way to get involved with campus issues and represent your fellow students. Those participating in student government help handle student grievances, approve funding for campus clubs and activities, and provide feedback to the College about student needs. Visit the Student Leadership Web site for details.

North Stars

A North Star Volunteer is an international student who both volunteers and actively advocates/recruits for the International Programs's North Star Volunteer Program. Volunteers help with a variety of projects. Please come see us for details.

To become a North Star, you fill out an application, complete a waiver and attend training. You commit to volunteering a minimum of one volunteer shift per quarter. At the end of each quarter, you'll submit a short reflection of your experience. Each student receives a certificate of hours worked. 

What does it mean to volunteer? When someone is a volunteer, it means that person gives his or her time and skills to a service, project or organization in order to give back to those in need and make the community a better place. The greatest benefit to being a volunteer is the satisfaction of incorporating service into your life and having a positive impact on the community you live in. As a volunteer, you'll feel pride and a sense of accomplishment. In addition, when you share your time and talents, you can develop new skills, meet new people and explore new career options.


Campus clubs help students meet others with common interests in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Clubs usually meet on a regular schedule, and you can join at any time. Visit the International Programs office for a list of student clubs or visit the Student Leadership Web site.



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