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International Students and Scholars

The Lewis & Clark community welcomes and supports international students.

International students play an important and integral role at Lewis & Clark. Their opinions challenge the assumptions and beliefs expressed by U.S. students and faculty members in the classroom. Their lifestyles bring cultural diversity and new ways of doing things to campus life. Their presence provides opportunities for the community to look beyond its borders.

Meet some of our international students 

January 2017 Executive Order:  Resources for LC International Students and Scholars

The Office

International Students and Scholars (ISS) is in the Student Life division, which supports students in their learning and engagement both in and out of the classroom.  ISS offers a wide variety of support programs for the 200+ international students on campus. ISS is responsible for international student admissions, financial aid, orientation, and immigration services.

The office is located on the third floor of Templeton College Center. We are open to serve students weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (including the lunch hour).

Contact Info

International Students and Scholars - MSC 192
Lewis & Clark College
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road
Portland, Oregon 97219-7899

TEL 503-768-7305
FAX 503-768-7301

Brian White, Director and Associate Dean of Students

Bridget Flaherty, Associate Director

Paola Dennis, Administrative Specialist

For more complete contact information, including an after hours number, click here!

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March 20th, 2018

  • Image preview 3:00pm - 6:00pm: 6th Annual TCK Symposium: Lost (and Found) in Translation – Bridging the Gap Between Cultures

    The Third Culture Kids Club will be welcoming Emmy and Telly award-winning producer, speaker, author and educator Teja Arboleda for the 6th Annual TCK Symposium. Third Culture Kids are a group of people who grew up outside of their parents’ culture. We will discuss transitional issues when navigating between cultures that both TCKs and non-TCKs face, and what we can do to make cross-cultural transitions easier. Some key topics will include: assimilation, integration, culture shock and reverse culture shock, traditions or language that cannot be translated, and stereotypes. We will also talk about how these experiences impact identity and relationships with others. Both TCKs and non-TCKs are welcome!

    Symposium Schedule
    3-3:30pm – Reception
    3:30-5pm – Keynote
    5-6pm – Panel Discussion

April 1st, 2018

  • Image preview 6:00pm: L&C Night at the Portland Trail Blazers
    Campus Activities Board presents…

    Lewis & Clark Night at the Portland Trail Blazers
    Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies
    Sunday, April 1st, 6pm @ The Moda Center

    Purchase your tickets now for only $5 (regularly $17) from Student Activities - cash, check, credit/debit accepted! Tickets are available Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm in Templeton 258 (next to the Council Chamber). Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Moda Center.

April 21st, 2018

  • Image preview 1:00pm - 5:00pm: Sesquicentennial Carnival
    The Campus Activities Board and Student Activities invite you to celebrate our community at the Lewis & Clark Sesquicentennial Carnival! Join students, faculty, staff, families, neighbors, and friends of the College at our epic celebration!

    Sesquicentennial Carnival
    Saturday, April 21st • 1pm to 5pm
    Upper Griswold Parking Lot

    This year’s carnival will feature all kinds of games, food, activities, and rides!

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