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International Programs

International and Study Abroad Services

International Students

International and Study Abroad Services
International Students at Skagit Valley College

Discover the Area

Skagit Valley College is located in northwest Washington state, approximately 90 kilometers north of Seattle, WA, USA, and 90 kilometers south of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Situated at the foothills of the Cascade Mountain range, in the beautiful Skagit Valley, the main campus is located in the city of Mount Vernon, WA. In 1998 Mount Vernon was voted the “Best Small City in America”, by the New Rating Guide to Life in America’s Small Cities. The surrounding area offers numerous outdoor recreational opportunities and boasts a thriving shopping mecca, featuring many of the biggest names in retail sales.

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Mount Vernon
Named Best Small City in the U.S. in 1997 in the book titled “The New Rating Guide to Life in America’s Small Cities”.

At one time known as the “The Hub City”, Burlington was crossroads to two important railway systems. In recent years, the city has established itself as a shopper’s Mecca, drawing shoppers from Canada to Seattle.

Seattle is a world-class city with many wonderful attractions, such as The Space Needle, historic Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, and more!

Vancouver, BC (Canada)
With its scenic views, mild climate, and friendly people, Vancouver is known around the world as a popular tourist attraction.

Local Attractions

Snow Resorts

National Parks

  • North Cascades Park – North Cascades National Park contains some of America’s most breathtakingly beautiful scenery—high jagged peaks, steep ridges, deep valleys, countless cascading waterfalls, and over 300 glaciers—within its 505,000 acres.
  • Deception Pass State Park – Deception Pass State Park is a 4,134-acre marine and camping park with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline, and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on four lakes.
  • San Juan Islands – Complete guide to visiting the San Juan Islands – dining, shopping, and lodging.


  • Cascade Mall – the nearest shopping mall in Burlington.
  • The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington – A great shopping place near the Cascade Mall
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