U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Lewis & Clark’s Overseas Study Programs
September 16, 2016
For the fourth time in five years, according to U.S News & World Report, peer colleges and universities have identified our Overseas and Off-Campus Programs as among the best in the nation. Lewis & Clark, where more than 60 percent of students end up studying abroad, is the only school in the Pacific Northwest to make the list this year.
The key criterion for consideration, as the magazine puts it, is that a college’s programs “involve substantial academic work and considerable interaction between the student and the culture.” To create their list, each spring U.S. News & World Report invites “college presidents, chief academic officers, deans of students, and deans of admissions from more than 1,500 schools to nominate up to 10 institutions with stellar examples of study abroad programs.”
Lewis & Clark’s overseas study program is one of the most distinguishing features of the college, attracting students from—and sending students to—every corner of the globe. From South Korea to Senegal to Spain, Lewis & Clark’s international and off-campus academic programs help students prepare for and plan their next steps, whether those are overseas opportunities like Peace Corps or Fulbright fellowships, graduate school, or entering a job market where global experience is a competitive advantage.
The U.S. News & World Report is not the only national accolade Lewis & Clark’s Overseas program has received recently. Last year, the Institute of International Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named Lewis & Clark one of the top 10 baccalaureate institutions for semester- and year-long overseas programs.