This site is a collaboration between the Department of Overseas & Off-Campus Programs, Imagining the Global and Watzek Library at Lewis & Clark College. In addition to providing a window into LC Overseas experiences, the site serves as a discussion tool for the group during their time abroad. Program leaders can identify themes for study and assign projects to students. Students then post photos, project details and descriptive analyses to meet these assignments. The group can then convene and discuss what they have posted. We hope that future Overseas programs will adopt this flexible tool to supplement their study abroad curriculum.
A special thanks to Imagining the Global, an NW5C initiative coordinated by Prof. Jim Proctor and Nate Stoll. Imagining the Global promotes innovative collaboration on key global themes via a web-based learning environment that weaves together a wide range of field-based scholarly experiences, and thus links NW5C scholarship across the arts and sciences in the context of local, regional, and international sites. Imagining the Global offers NW5C students and faculty digital tools and resources for use in courses, scholarly projects, and field-based programs, and is designed to benefit participants via their incremental contributions toward a larger conversation, ultimately to help students develop more sophisticated global understandings and identities, and to view our common Pacific Northwest setting in a broader context.
For more information, please contact Blythe Knott at email@example.com.
About Lewis & Clark’s Overseas Programs
Overseas Off-Campus Programs form an integral part of the total educational experience at Lewis & Clark.
The programs support and enhance on-campus curricula and provide unique academic and experiential opportunities abroad. The purpose of overseas programs is to immerse students in a foreign culture so that they may become informed firsthand of the history, culture, and contemporary issues of the area; understand the way people of the host country view the rest of the world; and gain insights into their own culture by comparing and contrasting American institutions and values with those of the host country.
In addition, programs provide students with academic knowledge and experience related to specific fields of study not available on campus.
Read about the latest updates about our programs and participants on the News page.
The mission of Lewis & Clark is to know the traditions of the liberal arts, to test their boundaries through ongoing exploration, and to hand on to successive generations the tools and discoveries of this quest. To this end, the Overseas & Off-Campus programs are provided as an extension of our on-campus academic offerings.
By these means the institution pursues the aims of all liberal learning: to seek knowledge for its own sake and to prepare for civic leadership. Our programs provide students the opportunity to experience what it means to be involved in first hand knowledge of particular issues of each host environment.
Lewis & Clark mounts these programs as both separately valid and mutually supportive enterprises. In all its endeavors it seeks to be a community of scholars who are alive to inquiry, open to diversity, and disciplined to work in an interdependent world.
Site front page photograph credit – Kara Scherer