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Frequently Asked Questions

ALCI Program Information

Click HERE for information on language and application requirements.

Students in either the undergraduate or graduate Pathway program take both English classes and content courses during their Pathway semester.

Students will take a course on reading/writing and a course on speaking/listening during each EAS semester.

Students in the ALCI program are expected to successfully complete each of their courses before moving on to the next part of their academic program 

To complete a level of English for Academic Success, students need to achieve a 75 (C) in both courses.  

To complete Pathway, students need to achieve an 85 (B) in their content courses and a 75 (C) in their English courses.

While in the American Language and Culture Institute,  your advisor will be Academic Specialist, Nico Gareca, who will specialize in serving ALCI programs. Please email him or visit at the ALCI Office at Jonas Clark Hall 208 with any questions or to set up an appointment.

Complete this application and select EAS.

Student Life

Yes, you must apply on the CUWeb. However, housing is limited so you must apply quickly. Otherwise, there are plenty of other housing options in the local Clark neighborhood or downtown Worcester. To learn more about housing at Clark, please visit Residential Life and Housing.

Yes! As an ALCI student, you can access everything our campus has to offer!

Absolutely! While students in EAS and Pathway programs are offered exclusive opportunities to learn more about American culture, they are encouraged to engage with the Clark community whenever they can! To learn more about the numerous club and student groups Clark offers, please click here.

I-20 Information

For the most up-to-date information on I-20s and immigration matters, please check out the ISSO’s webpage.

Contact Information

ALCI Office

Office Information
  • Clark University American Language and Culture Institute
    Jonas Clark Hall 208
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610-1477 USA

  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

    Office Hours:
    12:00-1:00, 3:00 -4:00
    Monday to Thursday
    Or by appointment.