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Summer Sessions with AES at Lewis & Clark

Take a new approach to learning English this summer!


Learn English—Explore New Ideas

In the summer, we offer the same quality and rigor as our classes in the regular academic year, plus the chance to explore new ideas while you increase your English skills.


Four Week Sessions*

Dates and Themes 2019:

Summer I:  Innovation in a Modern World
(May 20-June  14)
Summer II:  Humans:  Contributions and Impacts  (June 17-July 12)
Summer III:  Leadership in the 21st Century (July 15-August 8)
Take one, two, or three sessions—your choice!

 * Each level of our 5-level program is covered in 12 weeks in summer.  Please note that if you join us in Session II or III, you are joining a class in progress.  We place you according to your English skills at the time of entry. Students who successfully complete the last session are considered for advancement in the fall.

Portland with Mt. Hood in backgroundWhat about Portland?

Experience American university culture while learning English in an exciting US City—summer is when Portland shines!

The New York Times calls Portland “hard to resist” and “one of our national capitals of cool.” Check it out in this short video.

Outside the Classroom

Summer activities in Portland can include:

Beach Trips

Hiking in the forest or the Columbia River Gorge

Local festivals

Portland Timbers (soccer) game 

Community Friends Program and conversation opportunities. 

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