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Learn, prepare, explore, and have fun!

Accelerate learning while discovering New England

Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at their home university are invited to join us for American Summer at Clark University, a six-week learning experience on our beautiful campus. Earn academic credits and take advantage of opportunities to improve your English, explore the region, and investigate career options in the United States.

Advance academically: Choose for-credit classes from our extensive summer offerings to accelerate your learning, complete prerequisites, or discover new interests.

Explore career options: Learn about working in the United States through career-focused events and workshops with Clark faculty and alumni, and visits to local businesses.

Experience American language and culture: Advance your American English skills and discover American life through cultural and recreational excursions.

Course options include:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Data Analytics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Global Comparison Perspective
  • Art and Art History
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Courses are one unit each – the equivalent to four traditional U.S. academic credits.

English for Academic Success

  • Classes start at the A2 level of proficiency
  • English as a Second Language class for credit for B2+ students
  • 18 hours of English instruction per week

Career Exploration Series

  • Writing resumés and cover letters for work in the United States
  • Paths to employment in the United States
  • Interview tips and strategies
  • Examining professions in your field of study
  • One-on-one career coaching

Introduction to American Culture Workshops

  • Business culture in the United States, including business English
  • Strategies for making small talk in the United States
  • Succeeding in an American classroom

Optional Evening and Weekend Activities*

  • Regional excursion destinations may include:
    • Boston, Massachusetts
    • New York City
    • Six Flags Amusement Park
    • Beach Days

*Additional fees apply


Visa Eligibility

Clark can provide student visa support and visa document services for full-time students. If you are in the United States with visitor status, you may qualify to take one course.

Accommodations and Meals

Dorm-style single and double rooms and on-campus dining are available for additional fees.

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Contact Information

Graduate Admissions

Office Location
  • 138 Woodland Street
    Worcester, MA 01610-1477

  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
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