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Overseas Study

Choose from more than 35 Lewis & Clark overseas study programs in 26 countries—including China, Cuba, India, Ireland, and Senegal—more than two-thirds outside Western Europe.

  • “Living in Chile gave me a whole new perspective on life and made me realize what a small portion of the globe I inhabit.” — Alex Grinberg ’14

  • “My experience in Russia influenced my choice of senior thesis topic: I explored the 2004 Ukranian Orange Revolution.” — Ana Frigo ’14

  • “It was so incredibly humbling to realize how different other parts of the world can be. My experience in Kenya and Tanzania taught me to take time to recognize the beauty in our world and the cultures that inhabit it.” — Megan McCaffrey ’15

  • “Being able to learn and practice archeology in Greece is valuable no matter what your major or interest. Getting in the dirt and learning about this world in a physical way is absolutely remarkable.” — Melanie Toth ’15

Our commitment to global citizenship creates rich opportunities for life after college. A recent survey of alumni who studied abroad or off-campus found that 82 percent say their experience contributed to their career.

Since we began our overseas study program in 1962, our students and faculty members have studied in 68 countries or geographic areas. More than half of our students take advantage of these transformative opportunities, which expand our internationally focused academic curriculum.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked our overseas and off-campus study program as one of the best in the nation. And the Institute of International Education and the U.S. Department of State rank Lewis & Clark as one of the top 10 baccalaureate institutions in the nation for overseas study programs.

Additionally our campus community includes many international students and Third-Culture Kids (TCKs), or Global Nomads. Join us in expanding horizons and building bridges across cultures.

Start your journey here.