Find yourself: Seattle & the PNW

SPU students enjoy the Seattle Advantage and discover here opportunities to serve while enjoying the best this beautiful region has to offer.

The Seattle Advantage ...

With the Seattle Advantage, SPU students enjoy access to employers, industries, and institutions that are reshaping the way we work, play, entertain, communicate, socialize, move, shop, and care for one another.

The Seattle Advantage offers an extended, real-world classroom for hands-on learning and creative opportunities — in a dynamic city that opens doors to life-changing service, internship, and career options.

... and natural wonder

The Seattle Advantage also places us in one of the world’s most beautiful natural environments. Day trips from campus lead to waterfalls, ice caves, totem poles, tide pools, and floating bridges. Students explore inland Salish Sea waters by kayak or ferryboat.

SPU’s two island campuses provide rest and research options. Enjoy retreats and workshops at seaside Camp Casey on Whidbey Island. And on Blakely Island’s 965-acre environmental preserve, students study life above and below the sea.

For a list of restaurants, movies, and things to do in the city, visit For information about visiting Washington’s many parks, visit

Student looking over vista

Island Science

Read how students conduct research on land and sea from SPU’s Blakely Island campus.