Lewis & Clark

Lewis & Clark is a private institution with a public conscience, a residential campus with global reach. 

Students and faculty throughout all three of Lewis & Clark’s schools—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the Law School—pursue new ways of knowing by combining classic liberal learning with pioneering collaboration. 

Our students represent the next generation of global thinkers and leaders, unafraid to discard conventional thinking, civic complacency, and outmoded preconceptions. Yet they value what Lewis & Clark offers: an education built from the time-tested elements of careful study, original research, and spirited debate.

So what makes the experience of our students unique? How about the inspiring beauty of our natural setting, on 137 wooded acres in Portland’s southwest hills. Or our rich history and our diverse, multicultural present. Or our commitment to interdisciplinary academic learning, as well as community engagement here in Portland and around the world.

Add to this our well-stocked libraries, award-winning green buildings, and outstanding athletic facilities; our implementation of technology and the innovative research it allows; and above all our committed and engaged students, teachers, mentors, staff, alumni, donors, and friends. It all adds up to Lewis & Clark, a place where agile minds come to learn, to explore, and to work together.

Academic English Studies

Academic English Studies (AES) provides courses designed to:

  • facilitate an advanced level of language proficiency in English;
  • foster the necessary critical thinking and 21st century skills needed to participate in higher education learning and as global citizens.

By engaging students and faculty with the greater Lewis & Clark campus and Portland communities, AES supports Lewis & Clark’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as essential to creating an ideal learning environment.

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