Center for Languages & International Collaboration
Mission | By supporting the teaching and learning of world languages and cultures and courses promoting international and diverse perspectives, the Center for Languages and International Collaboration, or CLIC, promotes the development of global-ready graduates who can communicate effectively across difference.
More than ever, college graduates must develop competencies to work and live in a global environment. Our alumni and future leaders must not only be able to speak with their global neighbors, but to communicate with them effectively and with confidence.
Best practices of language education indicate that such cultural competencies cannot be achieved by memorizing vocabulary alone. Instead, students must engage with language and culture, must embrace diversity and difference. Advanced training and technology makes engagement with people around the world possible, even from a small university in Oregon.