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Address: 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd, Portland, OR 97219, United States
Tel:  +1 503 768-7310
Email: aes@lclark.edu
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Lewis & Clark, founded in 1867, offers outstanding undergraduate, graduate, law and English language programs of study. Its four-year liberal arts school has been ranked in the top 100 of best liberal arts institutions by U.S. News & World Report (#87 in 2017). It has strong science and arts programs. The Lewis & Clark campus has also been rated one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States. Take a virtual tour to see the campus; imagine yourself studying here! 

International students are a vital part of our community, and we welcome the diversity that students from around the world bring to our beautiful campus.  Over 70 different countries are represented in our student body.



Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree 
Lewis & Clark offers 29 majors and 27 minors, as well as ideal preparation for careers in engineering, law, medicine, business, entrepreneurship, and teaching, among other professions. We also offer 30 overseas and off-campus programs , which have been recognized in U.S. News and World Report as among the best in the nation.   Lewis & Clark has a 3-2 program for students interested in continuing in engineering at Columbia University, Washington University, or USC. Internship and practicum opportunities abound in the city of Portland. Over 100 student clubs, teams, and organizations keep students connected when they are not studying.

Need-based financial aid and merit-based scholarships are available to international students.

Our office of international students and scholars offers advising in many areas, including immigration/visas, academics, cultural transition, and post-graduation employment.


English Language Program
Academic English Studies (AES) is Lewis & Clark’s intensive English language program, which offers intensive English study for academic and professional preparation. Our content-based language courses are for low-intermediate through advanced-level students. Up to 24 undergraduate elective credits may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree at Lewis & Clark, saving you time and money. Courses include topics such as leadership, organizations, psychology, environment, and test preparation.

Students are encouraged to join our Conversation Groups, College Outdoor activities and our Community Friends Program, which brings our students together with people in the Portland area and members of the Lewis & Clark campus community.

Academic English Studies is an accredited program. We are members of UCIEP: University and College Intensive English Programs and EnglishUSA.  Both organizations promote the highest professional standards and quality instruction in intensive English programs.



Residence Halls & Apartments
Most undergraduate and English language students live with American student roommates on our safe residential campus and take advantage of excellent facilities and opportunities to meet others. Housing is guaranteed for first and second-year students.  The residence halls offer a variety of living accommodations, including single-sex and coed floors.  Theme housing in some halls allows students with common interests and pursuits to live together and support each other through planned activities.  Theme options include visual and performing arts, multicultural, outdoor pursuits, environmental action and service, and wellness. You may also have the opportunity to live in our apartments during summer sessions.

Extracurricular Activities
You will have a wide variety of opportunities to immerse yourself in the Lewis & Clark and Portland culture.  We will offer you field trips, volunteer opportunities, tours, and activities to meet the people of Portland so that we can learn about you and you can learn about us. 



Immersed in the natural environment of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, the campus is on 137 acres in a wooded, residential area six miles from downtown Portland, Oregon (metropolitan area population 2 million). Pacific Ocean 80 miles to the west; Mount Hood and the Cascade Mountains 50 miles to the east.

Lewis & Clark is known for its global outlook, close student-faculty relationship, and service to the community; it is proud of its distinguished teachers, performers, researchers and alumni.  International students are a vital part of our community and add to Lewis & Clark’s distinctive international character. We welcome the diversity that students with international backgrounds bring to our campus and invite you to join us.