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Identity

Established in 1991

Christian Liberal Arts university, established by a joint venture of Lithuanian, Canadian and American foundations. 

MISSION STATEMENT

LCC International University provides Christian liberal arts education within a diverse learning community that transforms people for servant leadership.

VISION STATEMENT

To be the leading Christian liberal arts university in Europe, renowned for its flourishing academic community, spiritual vitality, and global impact.

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NORTH AMERICAN

education style

LIBERAL ARTS

philosophy

Christian

values and worldview

More than 2,000 Alumni

total number of alumni since 1991

Our partners

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Distinctives

Christian

We confirm the identity of LCC as a Christian university.

Liberal Arts

We emphasize eight core competencies: critical thinking, conflict transformation, multicultural perspective, effective communication, Christian worldview, servant leadership, multidisciplinary knowledge and community building. Our definition of liberal arts education takes into account quantitative diversity of course work, but further emphasizes the importance of student self-transformation.

International

We confirm our identity as an international university, with student and faculty/staff diversity. The international distinctive is mirrored in our program content, teaching approach and student life programming.

North American Style

An integral part of  LCC's uniqueness is  providing a North American style of education, but in the region of Eastern Europe.

Relational

LCC is a relational university. We believe that student transformation takes place within the context of community and one-on-one relations.

Philanthropic

A philanthropic identity is central to the life and mission of LCC. Indeed, we are global citizens who share a responsibility to collectively care for people in need.

Strategic Plan 2018-2021

Read more about our vision of LCC as a Flourishing Community.

“VALUED IN LITHUANIA
AND ABROAD”

“LCC is not only an example of personal initiative to a lot of academic institutions and young people, it is a high quality university, connecting both Christian principles and openness in society. The best evidence of that are LCC alumni, who are welcomed and valued both in Lithuania and abroad, and faculty from North America, who find a mature and bright audience filled with youthful courage at LCC International University.”

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Valdas Adamkus
President of Lithuania
From 1998 to 2003 and 2004 to 2009

Accreditation

BA & MA PROGRAMS

LCC International University offers accredited Bachelor's and Master's programs in social sciences and humanities recognized by The Republic of Lithuania. See full list of all accredited institutions in Lithuania.

EXTERNAL EVALUATION

LCC received a positive external evaluation in 2016. The review process included an institutional self-report and a site visit by international experts which happened in November, 2015.

Internal Quality Assurance

We have developed and implemented a continuous quality improvement strategy and a internal quality management system that is coherent to Lithuanian and North American requirements, and the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area.

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Facts and figures

781

Enrolled students this year

57

Countries represented

80%

International students

62%

Students receive financial support

92%

Recent graduates would recommend LCC to school seniors

16:1

Average student to faculty ratio

90%

Student retention rate

2,283

Total number of alumni

News and Events

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Nuo karo nukentėjusių šalių studentai aukštojo išsilavinimo galimybes atranda LCC tarptautiniame universitete

2022-04-28

Siekdami remti nuo karo nukentėjusių šalių studentus ir suteikti jiems aukštojo išsilavinimo galimybes, LCC tarptautinis universitetas ir LR užsienio reikalų ministerija nuolat tobulina Artimųjų Rytų mokslo programą.Konfliktai Artimųjų Rytų valstybėse vyksta nuolat – tai vienas konfliktiškiausių pasaulio regionų. Nors šiuo metu didesnis dėmesys krypsta Ukrainai, Lietuvos Respublikos užsienio reikalų ministerija ir LCC tarptautinis universitetas, siekdami remti ir padėti visų nuo karo nukentėjusių šalių studentams įgyti išsilavinimą, nuolat plečia Artimųjų Rytų mokslo programą. Studentai iš Sirijos, Irako bei Afganistano yra kviečiami pradėti arba tęsti bakalauro bei magistro studijas Lietuvoje nuo 2014 metų. LCC tarptautinio universiteto duomenimis, šiuo metu čia mokosi 53 studentai: 16 iš Afganistano, 35 iš Irako ir 2 iš Sirijos. Vieni čia atvyksta iš gimtinės, kiti – iš Turkijoje, Jordanijoje ar Europoje esančių pabėgėlių centrų.„Mūsų ir užsienio reikalų ministerijos tikslas – atrinkti jaunuolius, kurie neturi galimybių gimtojoje šalyje pradėti ar tęsti studijų dėl karinės situacijos. Dirbame su partneriais Irake, taip pat su Jungtinių Tautų pabėgėlių agentūra – jie yra įtraukę mūsų programą kaip pavyzdinę į savo duomenų bazę, kurioje dalijamasi švietimo galimybėmis bėgantiems nuo karo. Mūsų programa aprėpia ne tik akademinę pusę – turime galimybę teikti psichologinę pagalbą, padėti sėkmingiau integruotis Lietuvoje“, – teigė Aistė Motekaitienė, LCC tarptautinio universiteto verslo plėtros vadovė. Artimųjų Rytų mokslo programa susidomėję arba į ją nukreipti studentai kartu su įprastu stojimo prašymu turi pateikti ir anglų kalbos testo balą bei turimo išsilavinimo dokumentus. Taip pat, kiekvienam stojančiajam paskiriamas pokalbio laikas susipažinimui ir motyvacijos įvertinimui, o privalumu gali tapti rekomendacinis laiškas iš nevyriausybinės organizacijos, kuri yra gerai susipažinusi su studentu. 2020–2022 m. LR Užsienio reikalų ministerijos finansuojamo projekto metu nemokamas studijas ir stipendiją gavo 15 magistrantų iš Irako. Anot programos dalyvės irakietės Awas Simo, kuri 2020 m. pradėjo tarptautinės vadybos magistro studijas, ji yra pagrindinė savo šeimos maitintoja, todėl nuolaida studijų kainai yra itin svarbi – tai leido siekti išsilavinimo ir toliau dirbant, remti šeimos narius.„Labai vertinu Artimųjų Rytų mokslo programą ir esu dėkinga tiek LCC universitetui, tiek LR užsienio reikalų ministerijai – programa ir parama labai padeda kilusiems iš tokių šalių, kur žmonės nuolat kenčia nuo karų, ginkluotų konfliktų ar finansinių krizių. Pasisėmiau daug žinių iš profesionalių dėstytojų, turėjau galimybę susipažinti su Lietuvos kultūra, aplinka ir žmonėmis. Šis etapas yra vienas svarbiausių mano profesiniame gyvenime“, – sakė Awas Simo. Kitais akademiniais metais LCC tarptautinis universitetas ir toliau plės Artimųjų Rytų mokslo programą ir priims naujų studentų, nukentėjusių nuo karo. Programa plėsis ir už geografinę nuorodą nustatančio programos pavadinimo ribų. Prasidėjus karui Ukrainoje, LCC tarptautinis universitetas įsteigė 100 stipendijų naujiems studentams ukrainiečiams, tuo pačiu suteikdamas akademinę bei finansinę pagalbą jau esamiems studentams iš Ukrainos. Papildomai universitetas vykdo lietuvių kalbos kursus, o ukrainiečių vaikai bei jaunuoliai šią vasarą bus kviečiami dalyvauti įvairiose programose. Projektas finansuojamas Vystomojo bendradarbiavimo ir paramos demokratijai programos lėšomis.LCC universiteto Artimųjų Rytų mokslo programos studentai (1-oji nuotrauka).LCC tarptautinio universiteto verslo plėtros vadovė Aistė Motekaitienė ir studentė iš Irako Awas Simo (dešinėje).

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Free Lithuanian languages courses for Ukrainian refugees at LCC International University

2022-04-22

LCC International University, which has about 200 Ukrainian students, has established a Ukraine emergency fund available to any Ukrainian LCC student. Also, the university is organizing free Lithuanian language courses for Ukrainian refugees.LCC International University, located in Klaipėda, Lithuania, is a North American-style university which is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary. In response to the war in Ukraine, the university has established not only the Ukraine Emergency Fund, which provides support to any Ukrainian LCC student who faces financial struggles, but also the Ukraine Commitment Project aimed at supporting up to 100 incoming freshmen or transferring students from Ukraine. As part of this project, the incoming students will receive full tuition and a spot at the residence hall free of charge for the first year of their studies at LCC. In addition, LCC International University has organized free Lithuanian language courses for Ukrainian refugees. Adults can participate in the courses from April 20th in person or online, and from May 2nd in person on the LCC campus. This initiative is a coordinated effort of the LCC community. Lithuanian language professors, as well as LCC students, staff, and even alumni, have come together to help the Ukrainians in need. Lithuanian studies department head and professor teaching foreigners the Lithuanian language for more than 20 years at LCC, Radvyda Vaišvilaitė, admits that this year the Lithuanian language courses will be a bit different than usual. She states, “First of all, the length of the courses will be different. I call the courses “intensive” since the language courses will be only 30 academic hours. During those 30 hours, the students will learn the basics that they need now: how to start a conversation and to use the main noun and verb forms. Ukrainians will learn the basic language skills that will allow them to feel more comfortable while staying here.”Also, in the summer, LCC International University will offer opportunities to participate in day English camps for children and teenagers, as well as basketball camps. If interested, please email lccx@lcc.lt or call +370 667 67324 

“Welcome from the President”

"Welcome to LCC International University. An LCC education is valuable – it offers opportunities to put theory into practice; it brings people together from many parts of the world to live and study and interact; it helps us discover how to live a life of faith. In community! At LCC we grow together as a learning community, we interact as a relational community, we celebrate our international community, and live lives of integrity as a Christ-centered community. Join our flourishing community of students, faculty and staff, friends and donors!"

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Marlene Wall, Ph.D.
President

Cabinet Executive

Founding Board of Directors Members

Art DeFehr

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Otonas Balčiūnas

Carmel, Indiana, USA

Dennis Neumann

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

Leona DeFehr

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  

Raimonda Balčiūnas

Carmel, Indiana, USA

Rene Neumann

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

Board of Directors Members

John Reynolds – Chair

President, LAPU

San Dimas, California, USA

Debra Blews

Senior Fellow, CCCU
Harbor Springs, Michigan, USA

D. Merrill Ewert

President Emeritus, Fresno Pacific University

Topeka, Kansas, USA

Tim Herrmann

Graduate Chair, Taylor University

Upland, Indiana, USA

Bryan Kay

Consulting CFO and Controller
Burlington, Washington, USA

Andris Lanka

Owner, Valodu Vēstniecība

Liepāja, Latvia

Johann Matthies

MB Missions, Europe
Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany

Klementina Shahini

Principal, Lezha Academic Center
Lezhe, Albania

Pär Lidaker – Vice Chair

Owner, BJS Group AB

Smalandsstenar, Sweden

Jurgita Choromanskytė

Political Consultant, Lecturer
Klaipėda, Lithuania

Ron Funk

President, Diverse Properties Ltd
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

Andrew Kaethler

Academic Dean, Catholic Pacific College

Langley, BC, Canada

Alexander Kharitonov

President, CCI/Russia
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Allon Lefever

President, AB Hospitality Company

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

Olga Rubel

Coordinator of Programs, Mennonite Center
Zaporozhye, Ukraine

Board Emeritus Members

  • Ed Buller

    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

  • Hansuli Gerber

    Geneva, Switzerland

  • Bill Goff

    Rome, Georgia, USA

  • Howard Loewen

    Valencia, California, USA

  • Ron Mulder

    Holland, Michigan, USA

  • Myrl Nofziger

    Goshen, Indiana, USA

  • Ben Sprunger

    Nokomis, Florida, USA

  • Stanley Clark

    Emily, Minnesota, USA

  • Todd Gibson

    Seattle, Washington, USA

  • Bruce and Marianne Konrad

    Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

  • Russ and June Michealsen

    Santa Barbara, California, USA

  • Gerald Neufeld

    Delta, British Columbia, Canada

  • Ken Penner

    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

  • Dwight Wyse

    Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA

Memberships & Associations

Collaborative Partner, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Affiliate Member, Consortium for Global Education

Member, International Network for Christian Higher Education

Member, European Association for International Education

Member, Lietuvos Anglų Kalbos Mokytojų Asociacija

Member, European Association of Institutional Research

Member, Baltic Management Development Association

Christian Mission

Core values
  • We believe that a liberal arts education integrates learning with all aspects of life.
  • We affirm a Christian worldview that invites all people to grow in truth and restoration through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • We value community as a safe place where people are respected, affirmed, and empowered, so that their dignity is upheld.
  • We pursue relationships that are mutual, authentic, and based on trust.
  • We celebrate diversity of cultures and traditions, personalities and opinions.
Understanding LCC Christian mission

LCC is an ecumenical Christian university grounded in the historic Christian faith, and respectful of other religious traditions.  

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Special projects

Middle East Scholars

Assisting war-affected students from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan by providing an opportunity to start or continue their BA or MA education at LCC International University.

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