Clark University


Clark University – Learn English in an Authentic New England College Town

Ranked in the “Top 100 US Universities” by U.S. News & World Report, Clark University provides a personalised, intimate learning environment known for welcoming international students. Mid-sized Worcester, Massachusetts is a typical New England college city and students enjoy the low cost of living and accessibility to nearby cities such as Boston.

Clark’s International Community

Clark students come from more than 90 countries, and assimilate well into the blend of colourful cultures that make up the city of Worcester. The region is home to a thriving Brazilian community, and students will be pleased to find Brazilian shops and restaurants not far from campus. International students are encouraged to participate in student clubs, athletics, organisations, and cultural excursions.

Studying English at ALCI

At Clark University’s American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI), English language classes are kept small (never more than 16 students) and students forge meaningful relationships with their peers and professors. Students at the institute may enroll in basic, academic, or intensive ESL classes. The academic path, appropriate for those interested in continuing their education at a US university, includes TOEFL preparation, public speaking, and business English.

ALCI offers 5-week and 15-week programs, beginning four times per year. The institute’s dedicated staff provides services ranging from visa application assistance to organising social activities, day trips, and academic advising.

Post ESL Opportunities

Students who have mastered a sufficient level of English may transition to the degree programs at Clark. As a liberal arts research university, Clark offers an array of degrees, including an AACSB-ranked MBA program. At the undergraduate level, many international students come to Clark to study geography, political science, and psychology. At the master’s level, popular programs include Information Technology and Public Administration.

Regarding prospective Brazilian students, ALCI Director James Raby commented, “We have both undergraduate and graduate programs for those who might be coming here for ESL and then transitioning into a degree program. Our ESL programs are also for people who are coming to the United States and want to work and take classes at night.” Brazilian students have thrived at Clark, and the university looks forward to hosting more Brazilians in the years to come.


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