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Support for International Students

Clark University is a place where providing international students with what they need to achieve their academic and personal goals is paramount.

Academic Support

Clark provides a variety of resources to support all international students who need help with academic challenges. Below are some important resources available.

  • Clark’s American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) provides academic support services for all English Language Learners at Clark. ALCI offers different types of workshops and skill sessions that are designed to polish English skills. The institute also has a writing tutor who is trained in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and who is available for individual appointments to help with writing assignments and presentations. For more information about ALCI’s offerings this semester, visit its website or email at
  • The Writing Center: Writing is an integral component of a Clark University education. The Writing Center provides resources including individual appointments with writing consultants to improve written work.
  • Student Accessibility Services: Clark University provides support to help make Clark more accessible for qualified students who register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). The SAS staff works directly with students to coordinate academic and residential accommodations and other services on campus.

International Center Programs

Throughout the year, the International Center hosts many different events, workshops, and programs designed especially for international students at Clark. All events are posted on Engage, IC Instagram and Facebook, and here on the IC Blog. Examples of our offerings include:

  • Weekly Coffee Hours and other social events
  • OPT and CPT workshops
  • Info sessions on topics like Driving in the U.S., The Health Care System of the U.S., and Housing Tenant Rights
  • Skills session on topics like class participation, group work, and time management

Center for Counseling and Personal Growth

Coming to a new country to study and live can be challenging. The Center for Counseling and Personal Growth’s (CPG) dedicated team of psychologists, counselors, and interns provides a range of clinical services. These services include solution-focused first-time appointments, individual counseling, group therapy/drop-in discussion groups, crisis intervention, and psychiatry services. It is important to note that these services are confidential.

Career Advising

All Clark students have access to specialized career advising. It is important for you to take advantage of these services as soon as you arrive at Clark. Please see below for the information specific to your school or degree.

Contact Information

International Center

Office Location
Office Hours
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Monday – Friday

  • Summer Hours
    (June 1 – August 1)

    9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Monday – Thursday

    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.