International Stories

Seattle Pacific University students come from across the globe to pursue their futures here and continue to engage the world — during their studies and after. Read some of their stories here.

Inspired by immigrants, Tatyana Lats ’15 crossed cultural borders. 

His plan? Combine his SPU business degree, computer skills, and youth mentoring through a nonprofit organization such as Young Life.

Newly arrived from Japan, this international student faced a formidable language barrier that could have held her back from pursuing her goals … until an SPU professor noticed.