Lewis & Clark English Language Standalone Program

Language Standalone
Globally Recognized
Delivery Method:
In-Person
Duration:
Single Term

About the Program

Lewis & Clark is a private liberal-arts university with a public conscience and global reach. Just outside downtown Portland, in a 107-acre wooded campus, Lewis & Clark is a remarkable place to study: a beautiful urban city surrounded by the natural beauty of Washington State. The mid-sized American metropolis of Portland’s restaurants, museums, and markets contribute to its welcoming, vibrant ethos, and give it a real sense of togetherness and community.

Explore the unique culture of Portland’s six neighborhoods

Enhance your experience at the university at the 110-plus student-led clubs

Lewis & Clark’s Watzek Library, open 24 hours a day Sunday to Thursday

A university with a pioneering history—Lewis & Clark started 1867

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite Level:
None
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Academic Strengths:
Sociology, Biological & Physical Sciences, Business, Economics & Finance, Computer Science, Music, Film & Performing Arts
Housing:
On-campus dormitory
Visa Required:
Maybe

Stay Healthy & Safe While You Study Abroad

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

Former SAF Scholar

I decided to study abroad because I wanted to study English in a different way than I had studied English at home.

Lewis & Clark SAF Alumni

Lewis & Clark

About the University

Lewis & Clark

Lewis & Clark University is a private liberal-arts institution with a public conscience and global reach. Located just outside downtown Portland, Lewis & Clark offers the opportunity to study in a beautiful urban city, while exploring the natural beauty of Washington State.

The mid-sized American metropolis of Portland is home to more than 60 percent of Oregon’s population. Its restaurants, museums, and markets contribute to its welcoming, vibrant ethos and give it a real sense of togetherness and community.

Learn more at Lewis & Clark's official website.

Academics

Lewis and Clark College's Academic Approach

In 22 hours of classes a week for five weeks, covering 7.5 hours of listening and speaking, 7.5 hours of reading and writing, and 7 hours of elective studies, you build your confidence as you prepare to enroll in your fall semester academic classes. At the end of the program, you know your English can deal with the demands of the most advanced academic course available to you. Elective studies are available in American Culture, Accent Reduction, and English Grammar.

Courses

Classroom Hours

For 18 to 20 hours a week, enjoy one-on-one interaction with professors and students in small classes that provide you with collaboration opportunities rarely available at larger universities.

Language Levels

In one of five levels of classes, from low intermediate through to advanced transition, you boost your intercultural communication skills and generate self- and language-awareness.

Elective Courses

At the advanced level, you take one seminar course. Past topics have included:

  • Film & US Culture
  • Global Issues
  • Sustainability
  • Technology & Society

 

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

You’re not required to submit any testing documents, but any tests you have taken in the last two years will help place you in the correct English class. Computer Delivered IELTS and TOEFL MyBest score are accepted.

Learn More About Language Requirements

Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Fall 2022

Program dates:
Late August - Mid December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
22,400

Housing Information

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On-campus dormitory

The SAF program fee covers a shared twin room in a co-ed on-campus dormitory with a shared bath. On-campus halls foster a sense of camaraderie and togetherness, so you can dive with confidence into co-ed life with your roommate.

Your fee also covers a meal plan of 14 meals a week.

About Portland

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Why Portland

A stunning urban city surrounded by the natural beauty of Washington State and volcanic Mount Hood, Portland is a mid-sized American metropolis. Particularly famous for its restaurants and breweries, museums, gardens, and markets, Portland has a welcoming, laidback vibe where educated hipsters feel very much at home. Creating a real sense of togetherness and community, the city's slogan is Keep Portland Weird.

Learn more about Portland

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Orientation

On Arrival

Your SAF pre-departure process will arm you with all the information you need for a smooth arrival to your new campus, city, and country.

To Housing

Your SAF program will include a safe transfer from your arrival airport to your new study abroad housing. We'll even provide you with top tips to make the most of your new city!

Home Sweet Home

Your SAF Program Specialist will coordinate with you to ensure you have arrived safely and settled into your new secure housing.

Keeping You Safe

As you settle in, you will learn about the SAF emergency alert system, our 24/7 phone support, and any safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your new university and SAF will arrange social and cultural events so that you can meet other study abroad and local students. Make the most of your adventure!

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Commonly Asked Questions About Studying Abroad

Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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