Student Services

We're here to support your AEP journey, both on and off campus. You’ll find information on advising, immigration, campus resources, and life in Bellingham. You can also follow IEP on Facebook and Instagram for current updates.

Advising Information

International Student Advisors (ISAs) help you succeed in all aspects of life during AEP. We help with goal-setting, advise on immigration issues, and help you get the most out of your international experience. ISAs are always available by email, but we encourage you to make an appointment or drop by with questions! We have in-person and video appointments available as well in College Hall.

Quarterly Activities

Every quarter, Western's Language and Culture Programs (LCP) has activities to welcome students and celebrate the international community. During the fall and winter we celebrate the holidays and have fun in the snow near Bellingham. During warmer days we often have events at one of Bellingham's beautiful parks, or go to Western's outdoor watersports facility.

Throughout the year we have a wide range of activities and events. To get an idea of what kind of events you can expect while studying at Western, check out some past examples below!

IEP students explore downtown bellingham


  • Bellingham, Scavenger Hunt
  • LCP Football Exhibition
  • Bellewood Acres Pumpkin and Apple Farm
  • LCP Vancouver Excursion
  • Seattle Mariners Baseball Game
  • LCP International Cultural Night
iep student paints a ceramic mug


  • Ice Skating
  • CreativiTea
  • LCP Seattle Excursion
  • International Cooking Class
  • Boeing Factory Tour
IEP students pose in a red tulip field


  • Mt. Vernon Tulip Festival
  • Seattle Sounders MLS game
  • Bowling
  • Fragrance Lake Hike
  • Paintball Tournament
IEP students prepare for a kayaking adventure on the lake


  • Outdoor Movies in Historic Fairhaven
  • BBQ at Lake Whatcom
  • Kayaking
  • Bellingham Downtown Sounds Concert Series
  • 4th of July Fireworks
  • Hiking near Mt. Baker
  • Raspberry Festival