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Global Destinations

June 18, 2012

  • The Japan 1962 groups prepare to depart from San Francisco harbor.

In 1962, the world was growing increasingly interdependent—politically, economically, and culturally. Lewis & Clark believed that if students were to thrive, they would need to know how to live and work with other people and cultures.

“The idea of sending young undergraduates overseas was unheard of,” then-President Howard says. “But we believed that if you sent students abroad early in their education, they would have time, when they got back, to build on that experience.”


Today, Lewis & Clark’s overseas study program is one of the most distinguishing features of the college. Our commitment to international education attracts students from—and sends students to—every corner of the globe.

Learn more in “Around the World in 50 Years” by Ellisa Valo, originally published in the Chronicle magazine.


Overseas and Off-Campus Programs  Lewis & Clark Admissions

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