AES Celebrates 40th Anniversary Year
This fall the Academic English Studies program is celebrating its 40th anniversary. In 1972 the program started as the American Language Institute (ALI). Later the name was changed to Institute for the Study of American Language and Culture (ISALC). In 2003 we became Academic English Studies.
All of our students have moved on to great successes in their lives. Among our illustrious alumni are Ahmed Al-Badi, a member of the Lewis & Clark Board of Trustees from the UAE. Not all AES students continue at L&C for their degree programs; some are here for a 1-year exchange program, some are learning English to go to other graduate schools or undergraduate programs around the, and some are here for just a year of the “American college experience.” Regardless, while they are here, they enrich our campus with their contributions to the international diversity of Lewis & Clark through their participation in academic as well as extracurricular activities.
Current and former staff, students, and faculty came together to celebrate during an open house in September.