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Truly international

The #1 university in Lithuania and the Baltics for international diversity and campus community. Offering North American-style education, small class sizes, and a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum in preparation for fulfilling careers.

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Personal touch

With an average class size of 16:1, we ensure personalized attention, fostering an environment for success that includes a student support center and student-focused learning.  

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Full campus

Located near Europe's stunning Baltic beaches in the quaint seaside town of Klaipeda, students enjoy safe, vibrant, on-campus dormitories and convenient amenities, including a cafeteria, café, and library. Here, you'll find more than just a university - you'll discover an inclusive community atmosphere.

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North American style

As a premier North American-style university in Europe, LCC combines the strengths of both continents. With expert native English-speaking professors, LCC is renowned for its innovative teaching and rigorous academic standards.

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Liberal arts

At LCC University, education is a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Our comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, will equip you with critical thinking and skills needed to thrive in today's interconnected world.

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LCC Moose Basketball

LCC International University's basketball program takes pride in both its men's and women's teams. While the men's team continues to build on past successes, the women's team is currently making history with notable recent victories in both national and Baltic league competitions.

New Baltic Region BA applicants

Do you have a quick question? If so, please feel free to reach out to us via email with the subject line "Baltic Priority Applicant" to ensure that your inquiry receives prompt attention and is placed at the top of our list.

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More than 2,500

Total alumni since 1991

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Tuition fees

For the 2024/2025 academic year, all BA Programs are priced at 4,050 EUR per academic year. 

MA Programs are priced individually with discount opportunities for LCC alumni.

Financial aid

We want everyone to have an opportunity to experience LCC's high-quality education.

Check our financial aid programs to help cover your tuition fees and find sources of extra income for living and housing expenses.

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60% Lower

Tuition than the European average*

Affordable living

Living in Klaipėda is cheaper than in European capitals**

540,000 EUR

Given by LCC as financial aid annually


Students receive financial aid

*Average tuition fees for BA programs in Europe for students outside EU/EEA is 8600 EUR/year based on 

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Student life

More than academics

Experience vibrant student life at LCC, filled with events, activities, clubs, and practical programs organized by both staff and students 

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Discover the LCC student experience firsthand. Engage in open lectures, interact with faculty and staff, explore our campus, and gain insight into the application process.

University Basketball

LCC International University, a North American-style university located in Lithuania, takes pride in its exceptional men's and women's basketball teams. Renowned for excellence and dedication to the sport, our program offers a unique blend of talent and passion both on the court and in the classroom. Join us in celebrating the basketball culture at LCC International University, which is fitting to Lithuania. Many LCC Moose players started their careers here and went on to become professional athletes.

Coaches and staff

Our basketball program is led by a team of professional coaches and dedicated staff, many of whom are nationally recognized for their success.  

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“Everyone truly wants you to succeed”

"The most valuable lesson I learned at LCC is that people are the most valuable asset in every organization and to care about each person I work or interact with. Having talked to many alumni, they always said that people are what create the real LCC experience, and now looking back, I couldn’t agree more. It is the amazing staff and faculty who share common values and help us grow not only as professionals but also as individuals, and it is the students who later become your second family. At LCC everyone truly wants you to succeed."

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Yuliia Rusianovska
Currently pursuing a masters degree in Media Management at Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University (USA)
Graduated from LCC in 2020

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2,500+ alumni


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Exchange programs

For incoming students

An adventure immersed in Instagramable places, European culture, and international friendships with students from over 50 countries. Our exchange programs are open to everyone. 

For outgoing students

Explore the world by studying or taking a traineeship abroad.

Language center

English public speaking competitions
Lithuanian language & culture

Planning to study at LCC or apply to an English university abroad? Take a certified TOEFL test at LCC to prove your skills.

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In search of an environment conducive to both individual and collaborative scholarly endeavors? Look no further than our carefully curated Balciunai Library, occupying 475 square meters on the third level of the DeFehr building. Immerse yourself in an atmosphere designed to facilitate research and committed academic pursuits. Our library serves as the heart of university learning, where students can explore traditional texts alongside cutting-edge resources, engage in interdisciplinary discussions, and collaborate on projects that push the boundaries of knowledge.  

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Netspeak: On the language superhighway


BTW in F2F class some1 LOL at my joooookes! WDYT? Am I funnee? G2G. mtg. CUL. <3.As an academic writing teacher, I am wrestling with the gap between netspeak and formal, academic writing. Recently I served on the panel of evaluators of BA theses (final projects) for the New Media Language Program at a neighboring university. The topics of the projects were super interesting. I learned about multimodal analysis, cultural signifiers, content marketing, and critical discourse analysis, among other topics.   One student focused her research on netspeak, memes, and Instagram. Now, I am not fluent in netspeak. Thankfully, the student offered our panel a glossary of netspeak terms that arose from her data collection. The glossary is probably something that I need to study if I want to keep up with my students’ style of online, social media communication.Then it hit me how odd the situation was. The bachelor’s thesis was written in formal language. The thesis introduced the background ideas in theoretical, technical vocabulary. Long sentences forced the reader to follow the train of thought through complex syntactic lexical structures. Dense paragraphs were organized cohesively and logically. Academic vocabulary signaled the intelligence of the author. The written work was carefully designed according to the university’s strict format for final projects. As all theses in Lithuania, this one will be available on a data base in PDF form and can be printed as needed.In contrast, the content of the thesis was a description of Netspeak, a created language common in online social media platforms like Instagram and X. In Netspeak, there are no rules of punctuation. Words are deliberately misspelled, lengthened, or clipped. Number and symbols combing with letter for words that can only be understood “phonetically.” Abbreviations are the norm. Netspeak is for fast, short messages which don’t require a long attention span. Netspeak disappears from platforms; it is not permanent. It will never be printed. Netspeak is flexible and innovative.It seems obvious now after reading the thesis, that analysis of netspeak is as important as any analysis of new language forms. So, the academically written thesis about discourse analysis interpreted the informal netspeak.This is multilingualism or at least “multi- genre.” I need to be super patient when I am teaching formal academic writing to teenagers who spend more time reading: LOL # b4 school? G2G. Academic writing itself is a foreign language to them.How can I best communicate to my young audience about formality, cohesion, and style which continue to be important in academic writing, when the phone in their fingers uses #’s and contractions to communicate flexible, innovative, temporary messages? Netspeak and academic writing are just different rhetorical modes. My job as an English writing teacher is to help my students navigate these different terrains.BTW BRB with more FAQ’s & blogs. CUL. <3Author: Robin Gingerich, Ph.D., MA TESOL Program Director at LCC International University.

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Your textbook is not the curriculum


“Open your books to page 24. Today we are going to learn about passive voice.” But your textbook is not the curriculum.I get it. Language teachers in public schools are often overwhelmed with students, tests, grades, meetings, paperwork, and classroom management. Sometimes it takes all the effort that one can muster just to move from class to class knowing that administrative paperwork, skeptical students, opinionated parents, and preparation for the standard exams are calling your attention. It’s just too tempting to pick up the textbook and turn to the next page and continue from yesterday.However, ideally, curriculum is a carefully designed plan of instruction with the purpose to meet the language learning needs of the particular students who arrive to your class daily.There are two basic types of curriculum planning. Forward design starts with the content or the tasks that the teacher hopes to teach the learners. Teachers organize the content (scope) into a syllabus (sequence) and select the materials for the lessons and accompanying methods and activities. The aim is to move the students through the content with appropriate lessons. Typically, teachers use a forward curriculum design for task-based instruction, large classes, at the introductory level, or with a very general course. Forward design is inventive; the teacher knows the content and asks, “how can I teach this content well?”Alternatively, a backward curriculum design begins with the end point in mind. A teacher may conduct a needs analysis to discover information about his students in relationship to the goals of the course. Only after the goals of the course are determined and the needs assessment analyzed does the instructor select materials and methods. The materials and methods purposefully move students to meet the goals. In starting with the ending, a backward design prioritizes the goals and helps students to reach those stated goals.In reality, curriculum is negotiated between school/ state requirements and the individual teachers. Many public-school administrations mandated a national or standardized framework that identifies what students should be learning at certain levels. In Europe, two examples of language frameworks are the Common European Reference of Languages (CEFR) from Cambridge and the Global Scale of English (Pearson). Ministries of education also have their standards of frameworks for pupils in schools. In a backwards curriculum design, a teacher’s job is to translate those overarching standards into a syllabus that refines the goals, content, and methods for a block or unit of time into a syllabus. The syllabus is then fine turned to daily lesson plans.So back to those textbooks. At what point can teachers balance the creation of a thoughtful curriculum with a textbook that provides an answer key? In the best-case scenario, the chosen standard, the goals of the course, and the textbook align. However, textbooks are only one tool in the teachers’ toolbox that will assist him to help the students reach the goals of the course.I am not saying “throw out the textbook.” In our course, Curriculum Design, we learn about curriculum development in a variety of contexts. Although we know that it is difficult, we aim for informed teachers to find that near-perfect balance of goals, materials, student needs, methods, and assessment.If you thought teaching was just a matter of opening to page 24? Think again. But that is what LCC’s MA TESOL master’s degree is all about: developing well-informed teachers who can purposefully negotiate the curriculum making significant decisions in their unique contexts.Author: Robin Gingerich, Ph.D., MA TESOL Program Director at LCC International University.

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