The mission of Lewis & Clark is to know the traditions of the liberal arts, to test their boundaries through ongoing exploration, and to hand on to successive generations the tools and discoveries of this quest. To this end, the Overseas & Off-Campus programs are provided as an extension of our on-campus academic offerings.
By these means the institution pursues the aims of all liberal learning: to seek knowledge for its own sake and to prepare for civic leadership. Our programs provide students the opportunity to experience what it means to be involved in first hand knowledge of particular issues of each host environment.
Lewis & Clark mounts these programs as both separately valid and mutually supportive enterprises. In all its endeavors it seeks to be a community of scholars who are alive to inquiry, open to diversity, and disciplined to work in an interdependent world.