Student Testimonials

Pablo Bautista, Colombia


lwtech international yutaro vegas conferenceLWTech is a practical technical institute and offers an ideal study environment those who wants experience both professionally and educationally. In 2017, I graduated from LWTech with Applied Design degree. After that, I worked for a local architecture firm as a drafter. Through my education and work experience, I found myself what I want to do in the future – to become a licensed architect. I realized that both professional experience and higher education are important to achieve my future goal. I decided to come back to LWTech to continue my education because I had great experience here before, every member at the school is very supportive, and tuition is affordable. In addition, Architectural Technology program has a transfer agreement to Washington State University. I have been studying in the Architectural Technology program since fall, 2018. I am graduating the program in spring, 2019 and transferring to WSU to earn both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Architecture.

- Yutaro Sakai, Japan

Architectural Technology (Associate) & Design (Applied Bachelor)

Transferred to Washington State University


lwtech international student Aigerim Alykulova posing in Kyrgyzstan

lwtech international student Aigerim Alykulova posing in Kyrgyzstan

My name is Aigerim, I am studying computer science at LWTech. I am from Kara-Darya village, Suzak district, Jalal-Abad region of Kyrgyzstan. I am the youngest child  in the family, and my parents are government workers. I graduated from a simple school in the village. I used to think that studying in America was a fairy tale for a poor rural girl like me. However, my parents always supported me and I really believed in myself and my aims. Edugo company helped me in this process, from applying for Colleges to visa preparation.  I am very excited to be part of LWTech. The faculty members at LWTech are highly qualified and experienced in the field of Computer science. They provide a supportive and engaging learning environment and are always  available to provide additional support and guidance when needed. The small sizes allow for a more personalised learning experience, and the professors are able to provide individualised attention to each student. My background education was not so well, however with the help of the professors and the resources which  college offered us, I finished with 4.0 and 3.9 GPA. And I appreciate to Dave, he always supports us with every other problems. After finishing my education at LWTech , I am eager to become a software engineer and return to my home country to use the knowledge and skills that i have gained during my studies to make a positive impact on my community.

- Aigerim Alykulova, Kyrgyzstan

Computer Science (Associate)


LWTech International student Pablo with Governor Jay InsleeMeeting Governor Jay Inslee was such a great experience. As part of the Associated Student Government (ASG) we were invited to participate in a meeting with Governor Inslee, faculty, and staff to talk about how Career Connect Washington has helped students in our college. This was an initiative started by the governor to create a 10-year vision and strategic plan for a nation-leading career connected learning and apprenticeship system. Before coming to study in the United States, I would’ve never thought I’d have the chance to meet the governor of a state, much less have a conversation with him about my dreams and goals. As an ASG Officer I’ve also had the opportunity to go to the State Capitol in Olympia to advocate for our students, and that experience has also been incredible. It was great to hear that someone in his position is willing to sit down and talk to the people who are the future of this country. My favorite thing that he said was this: “As you become leaders, lead in example, because you are the best investment we can make.” Those words really stood out to me and I know for a fact that I want to keep growing as a leader.

- Pablo Bautista, Colombia

Computing & Software Development (Applied Bachelor)