Life as an International Student
Discover your true potential as a Zag. Your life at Gonzaga University goes beyond the classroom. With more than 150 student clubs and organizations, our community will challenge and inspire you to become the best version of yourself.
Explore Life in Spokane
- Study and live in Spokane, the financial, cultural, and retail center of the Inland Northwest and one of the “Best Cities in the United States” (National Geographic Traveler).
- Discover beautiful landscapes of rivers, lakes, and mountains.
- Visit a variety of premier dining, shopping, arts, and entertainment destinations.
Engage in Extracurricular Activities
- Participate in career fairs and on-site company visits via Career Treks and connect with alumni and employers in key metropolitan areas in the US. Prepare for your future career with 14 organizations dedicated to career growth — including Beta Alpha Psi, Formula Zag, and Alpha Kappa Psi.
- Work together with our Center for Community Engagement and get involved with multiple volunteering opportunities in the local community. Choose from 11 organizations such as Circle K, Man’s Best Friend, Setons, and more as you change lives for the better.
- Stay active solo or in teams with the popular Gonzaga University Intramural Sports Program which offers 30 sporting options and events! With Gonzaga Outdoors, a Gonzaga Student Life organization run by students for students, get to know your fellow students while enjoying our beautiful surroundings.
Be Part of an Inclusive Global Community
- Make friends with students from around the world. Get involved in cultural clubs and societies like the Filipino American Student Union, Hawaii Pacific Islanders Club, La Raza Latina, the Asian American Student Union, Chinese Club, and more.
- Feel accepted and at home. Our multicultural and welcoming community reflects our deeply rooted Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic tradition. At Gonzaga, we work to provide an environment that promotes religious engagement and helps you grow spiritually, both on campus and off: Our Office of Mission and Ministry connects students with houses of worship, across multiple faiths and denominations, in and around Spokane.
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