Whatcom Community College

Bellingham, Washington

Whatcom Community College is located in Bellingham, Washington (between Seattle and Vancouver) and offers a variety of programs including university transfer, high school completion, and professional/technical training. Well known for its location – Bellingham is a clean, safe, and friendly city that offers many cultural and recreational opportunities. In addition, Bellingham offers a much lower cost of living as compared to larger cities.

+ International Support

Whatcom has a high staff-to-student ratio in the International Programs office. WCC provides a platform for success by supporting international students with comprehensive student services. With ten staff members for support, students receive excellent support.

+ Dorms

Whatcom Community College has apartments in three local complexes to lease to both international students in addition to a new Residence Hall opening in Fall 2020. All are within two miles of campus, furnished and electricity is included in the rent

Whatcom Housing Options

+ Degrees

Whether you want to transfer to a four-year university, gain recognition for completion of 90 credits or complete one of our 40 career-ready professional-technical programs, there’s something at Whatcom for you. Explore degrees and certificates at Whatcom.

+ Athletics and Clubs

Athletics at Whatcom include women and men’s basketball, soccer and volleyball. Clubs include the Art, Gaming, Business, Psychology, Queer Straight Alliance, Sustainability clubs and much more.

+University Transfer

At Whatcom international students consistently transferr to top universities such as University of Washington, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Indiana University, Penn State and many more.
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“At Whatcom I never had an instructor that said “No” when I asked for help. The International Programs staff is the best you could ever ask for. They provide support to international students throughout their studies at WCC.”

– Poowadol, Thailand

Intercultural Exchange Programs

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