The University of Puget Sound
(UPS) is located in the North End of Tacoma, Washington.It is an independent, national liberal arts college
offering bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of music, master of arts in teaching, master of education, master of
occupational therapy, and doctor of physical therapy degrees. It has a student enrollment of 2,729. In the 1980s the university
was widely known for its freewheeling social life, but throughout the 1990s academics were increasingly focused on. Now Puget
Sound is a nationally ranked institution enjoying top academic marks from third party evaluators and college guides. For thirty
years, UPS has held a unique one-year study abroad program known as the Pacific
Rim/Asia Study-Travel Program on a three-year rotation.