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International Pathway Program

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Earn credits toward a Clark degree while you strengthen your academic English, explore the culture of the United States, and experience Clark’s campus community.

As a student in the Clark University International Pathway Program, you will be part of a community where your individual insights are valued within a small, customized setting. You will gain key knowledge in your area of study at a highly ranked university and apply what you learned in the wider world.


Program Overview

In our individualized program, offered during the fall semester, you will take degree-level classes while also taking English classes. From day one, you will be exposed to engaging coursework that fulfills degree requirements. Our dedicated faculty are here to work with you to ensure that you acquire the necessary knowledge in grammar, vocabulary, critical-thinking skills, and American culture.

Skills You Learn:

  • Communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative skills necessary for the 21st-century workplace
  • Independent and in-depth research skills, including analysis of written texts and oral presentations
  • The ability to identify appropriate questions, interpret results, and develop solutions
Photo of Ercan Balci

A word from the director

Ercan is originally from Istanbul, Turkey, where he completed his BA, MA, and Ph.D. in Language Studies. Prior to Clark, he taught language, culture, and Global Studies courses and directed programs at the University of Illinois and Brown University.

"If you want to improve your speaking skills, don't be afraid to make mistakes and talk to anybody and everybody. This will make you not only a more fluent speaker of English, but also a happier person."
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 – Thursday
    Or by appointment.