Seattle city life
Seattle is well-known for its impressive skyline, especially the world-famous Space Needle building, offering a beautiful view of the city, from above. Fascinating after-class hangouts for students include numerous coffee shops in Seattle, Lake Union with its sparkling water, Pike Place Market or Elliot Bay.
Roam the city’s largest park – Discovery Park – and get a taste of excellently prepared seafood at Pike Place Market. Take a walk downtown and visit the Seattle Art Museum and the Henry Art Gallery. Marvel at Seattle’s many breath-taking views by strolling along the promenade and piers on Seattle’s Waterfront or head to the Aquarium. The Seattle Great Wheel is one of the largest Ferris wheels in the U.S.
Irrespective of the time or month of the year, there is always something happening in Seattle such as water skiing in Puget Sound in summer or the snow skiing in Crystal Mountain. Wrap it all up with the evergreen forest around the city, the beautiful Olympic mountain ranges and the dazzling cascades.
Seattle has been a regional centre for the performing arts for many years. Enjoy the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Opera, musical shows on 5th Avenue Theatre, and dozens of jazz nightclubs. Seattle is also considered the home of grunge music, producing artists like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Preal Jam or Alice in Chains.
International atmosphere in Seattle
There are various top ranked universities of high repute in Seattle. Being a global city, it attracts thousands of international students who pursue a variety of university programmes, with significant numbers of learners coming from Asia, especially Korea, China and Taiwan. European countries such as Italy, Poland, Romania, Greece and many others, accounts for about six percent of the total foreign student population in Seattle.With a blend of so many religions, traditions and cultures in the universities, students love learning from each other, developing a truly global understanding of the world. English is widely spoken here, but Spanish and other foreign languages are gradually picking up.
The green city of Seattle experiences a wet climate, owning to its nickname - the Rainy City. Summers tend to be dry and not humid, with temperatures averaging 21°C (70°F). It doesn’t snow heavily in winter and temperatures rarely drop below -7°C (20°F).