Week 1 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Arrive in Seattle Welcome Orientation and Campus Tour Instruction Instruction Instruction Instruction Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruise, Miner's Landing & Pike Place Market

Great Wheel (optional, $13)
12-1 p.m. Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1-6 p.m. Alderwood Mall & Bus Lesson Space Needle & EMP Free Time Woodland Park Zoo Free Time

Week 2 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Free Time Instruction Instruction Instruction Instruction Instruction Depart EdCC
12-1 p.m. Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1-6 p.m. Pacific Science Center and IMAX Free Time Seattle Premium Outlet Free Time Farewell Celebration


Alderwood Mall

Alderwood mall is only a 10 minute drive or 15 minute bus ride from Edmonds Community College. Alderwood Mall is Snohomish County's largest mall and one of the major malls in the Puget Sound region. It is a shopaholic’s dream, containing over 175 stores and four major department stores: Nordstrom, Macy’s, JC Penney and Sears. In addition to all the retail goodness, Alderwood Mall offers visitors several mouthwatering restaurants from which to choose. After dinner, amble on over to the 16 screen cinema and catch the latest Hollywood flick until your food coma wears off. This is an ideal place for college students to hang out after class and on the weekend. If you like shopping, you will not want to miss this mall. To explore what stores they have in Alderwood Mall, check out their website at http://www.alderwoodmall.com

Bus lesson

After your morning welcome and campus orientation, ISS staff will escort you on the local bus system. This hands on lesson will help you learn the bus system so you are able to travel on your own during free time. Space Needle – Ride to the top of Seattle’s most known icon. The Space Needle is 605 feet (184 m) high and weighs 9,550 tons. The Space Needle features an observation deck at 520 feet (160 m), and a gift shop with the rotating SkyCity restaurant at 500 feet (152 m). From the top of the Needle, you can see downtown Seattle, the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Lake Union, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay and surrounding islands. www.spaceneedle.com


This unique museum, formally known as Experience Music Project, offers visitors a chance to explore artistic creation and imagination. Inside you will have a chance to play musical instruments, learn about famous actors and musicians and explore modern science fiction culture. The outside of the building demonstrates the creativity and imagination you can explore inside – from above it looks like Jimi Hendrix’s famous smashed guitar. www.empmuseum.org

Woodland Park Zoo

Visit this world renown zoo featuring over 1000 different animals from reptiles to elephants. The zoo features modern exhibits and focuses on animal and habitat conservation. www.zoo.org Seattle Aquarium – Explore the ninth largest aquarium in the United States. See the giant octopus and the adorable seals and otters. The aquarium is also located right along the Puget Sound near Seattle’s famous Miner’s Landing. https://www.zoo.org/

Argosy Cruise

Spend 1.5 hours aboard a ship in the Puget Sound. This guided tour will point out famous sites on the Seattle skylines and surround islands and peninsulas. Prepare yourself for beautiful sights and tons of fun information about the area. http://www.argosycruises.com/sightseeing-cruises/seattle-waterfront-harbor-tours-cruise/

Miner’s Landing

Explore the famous strip home to Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises and the Great Wheel as well as many local shops and restaurants. http:// seattlegreatwheel.com/ Pike Place Market – One of Seattle’s most well-known landmarks, Pike Place Market has pleasures for all. Find beautiful locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers; food and coffee shops including the flagship Starbucks; crafts, snacks and souvenirs. www.pikeplacemarket.org

Pacific Science Center and IMAX

The Science Center is a museum that promotes lifelong learning of math and sciences. At the museum you will explore interactive exhibits and watch a film in an immersive IMAX experience. www.pacificsciencecenter.org

Seattle Premium Outlet Mall

Find impressive savings at Adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gap Outlet, Guess, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Restoration Hardware, Tommy Hilfiger and more. More shopping is more fun!  www.premiumoutlets.com