International Student Advisor
Connect with us online:
Like. Add. Follow. Read. Watch.
Welcome to International Student Services!
Welcome to Bates Technical College's International Student Services. We are dedicated to promoting international education and training within our college, across our community and around the world.
Whether you want to study English your first quarter, earn a degree or certificate, or continue your education at a four-year college or university after attending Bates, we can help you attain your educational goals.
Why choose Bates?
An environment that values international students. Bates is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. The college has a dedicated International Student Advisor who can assist you with choosing the right program, plan your arrival, and more.
Affordability. Our quarterly tuition and fees are similar to other two-year colleges and students enjoy affordable living expenses.
Small class sizes and hands-on learning. Small class sizes make it easier for students to learn and gain valuable one-on-one attention from instructors who are industry experts in their field. To help facilitate learning, students are taught in an interactive, hands-on classroom or laboratory setting.
Program variety, including ESL. We offer nearly 50 career education degree or certificate programs in a variety of areas. ELS Language Centers, an English language center, is located at our Downtown Campus.
Note: We are an approved college for Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission scholarship recipients.
Bates Technical College is located in the city of Tacoma in Washington state, in the Northwest corner of the United States. Tacoma is a progressive, international port city situated on the shores of Puget Sound.
The city is located 35 miles south of Seattle and is within easy driving distance of mountains, the Pacific Ocean, Canada and other large international cities such as Portland, Oregon.
Tacoma is a city of 200,000 population (third largest city in the state) located in northwest Washington state - just 30 minutes from Seattle and the capital city, Olympia. Students should fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Explore Tacoma and its surrounding areas:
Explore our international programs
Learn more about our international program activities. Find out how you can get involved.