School Activities

Practice English, Explore Seattle & Washington State, Build Community

Gain a deeper knowledge of American culture and discover wonderful Seattle and Washington State. Practice English and build community with the other members of the school. Our activities are English Only events. Contact us to find out what activities we will have during your stay.

Each 4-week session a teacher leads:

  • 2-3 hour social hour with games and conversation in local cafes and pubs
  • 2-3 hour visit to local cultural attraction, museum or tourist attraction
  • Weekly Virtual Activity Hour online with games and conversation
  • Final Friday gathering with prizes


Each 4-week session we have two additional Student Meetup activities, which may include:

  • Visits to local cultural attractions, museums or tourist attractions
  • Movies
  • Sporting events
  • Picnics or BBQs in Seattle’s beautiful parks

All students pay the Facility & Activity Fee to cover the cost of our activity coordinators.  Students pay for their own transportation, entry fees (if applicable), food, beverages, etc.

Seasonal Big Activity

Several times a year, ALPS organizes a Seasonal Big Activity, such as a summer visit to Mount Rainier National Park, a fall visit to a pumpkin farm and Deception Pass State Park, a visit to the mountain village of Leavenworth, and a springtime Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball game. Students who wish to participate pay an additional fee of $50-$200 for the Seasonal Big Events.

ALPS student activity group of students at Mount Rainier near Seattle with teacher
Mount Rainier Field Trip
large group of ALPS students practicing English on school activity at Mariners Major League Baseball game in Seattle
Mariners Major League Baseball Game
group of ALPS students on school activity at Microsoft headquarters visitors center near Seattle
Microsoft Visitor Center
ALPS students on school activity Seattle ferry group picture
Seattle Ferry to Bainbridge Island
ALPS school activity group picture of students practicing English and drinking coffee at Starbucks Reserve in Seattle
Starbucks Reserve Roastery


Ask a friendly ALPS advisor about courses, visas, start dates, and more.