Global Reach

Students come to Lewis & Clark because they seek to be part of a worldwide community. Across our three schools, we provide opportunities to get immersed in unfamiliar cultures and develop a broader context for global understanding.

Over half of our undergraduate students participate in off-campus and overseas programs, and all must demonstrate competency in a second language and explore another culture. Our law school offers a global law certificate and overseas study, externship, and work opportunities. Faculty and students from our graduate school have traveled to Uganda to lead family therapy training and have done related work in Egypt and India. 

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  • Some 65 percent of Lewis & Clark’s overseas programs go to countries outside Western Europe.

  • Lewis & Clark’s overseas program celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. 

  • As one undergraduate student wrote in his journal from Samburuland, Kenya, “I might as well be on Mars. Nothing I have done, or ever will do, can possibly compare to this experience.”

  • In recent years, we have had students representing nearly 70 countries on campus.

  • 60 percent of the undergraduate class of 2012 studied abroad.

  • Students in the graduate school’s Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy program can earn a concentration in international family therapy.

  • Lewis & Clark was the first major American law school to establish a comprehensive, multifocused faculty and student exchange program in India.

  • “Lewis & Clark has a vibrant international student body. It feels like a really good fit, and the best place for me to be.”
    —Dan Peniston

  • Graduate students can complete a final-semester internship in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy in Ft. Portal, Uganda. 

  • JD students can earn a Global Law certificate, which recognizes them for their achievements in global law.

  • The law school administers a student-exchange program with premier institutions in India, Germany, China, and elsewhere

  • About 10 percent of our undergraduate students come from another country. 

Learn about our international education programs