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Established in 1991

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


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


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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More than 2,000 Alumni

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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.


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.


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


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

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“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



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.


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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Recent graduates would recommend LCC to school seniors


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News and Events

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Balandžio ir gegužės mėnesiais LCC tarptautinis universitetas vykdė intensyvius, „smūginius“, lietuvių kalbos kursus Ukrainos piliečiams. Kursų metu universitetas sulaukė virš 200 žmonių, kurių atsiliepimai apie mokymo medžiagą bei visą patirtį buvo išties teigiami. Šiuos kursus vedė ne tik ilgametės universiteto lietuvių kalbos lektorės, bet ir kiti savanoriai, tarp kurių buvo ir ukrainiečių studentų.Tačiau lietuvių kalbos kursai ukrainiečiams nesibaigė. Gavus galimybę pasinaudoti Švietimo mainų paramos fondo skiriamomis lėšomis LCC tarptautinis universitetas tęsia šią edukacinę misiją bei 2022 m. liepos 23 d. – rugpjūčio 19 d. laikotarpiu vykdo lietuvių kalbos ir kultūros kursus, skirtus pilnamečiams Ukrainos švietimo institucijų dalyviams. Taigi moksleiviai, studentai, pedagogai, dėstytojai ar kiti švietimo institucijų darbuotojai į Lietuvą dėl karinių veiksmų Ukrainoje atvykę po 2022 m. vasario 24 d. gali pasinaudoti galimybe mokytis lietuvių kalbos pagrindų.Kursų dėka dalyviai turi galimybę įgyti lietuvių kalbos pagrindus (A1/A2 lygiu), labiau pažinti Lietuvą ir jos kultūrą, o taip pat sėkmingai integruotis į gyvenimą Lietuvoje. Ši iniciatyva tęsis ir rudens semestro metu, tad Ukrainos švietimo institucijų atstovai, norintys įgyti ir stiprinti lietuvių kalbos žinias, gali registruotis ir rudens kursų etapui. Dėka skiriamo Švietimo mainų paramos fondo finansavimo, lietuvių kalbos ir kultūros kursai ukrainiečiams kaip ir anksčiau bus nemokami bei prasidės rugsėjo 26 d.Registracija vykdoma adresu Intensive courses for Ukrainian citizens ( klausimais prašome kreiptis el. paštu arba telefonu +370 667 67324.

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Summer Language Institute of 2022


On July 29th, LCC closed the Summer Language Institute of 2022. 135 students from 9 different spent three weeks in a new environment learning the English language and making new friends. The students were served and taught by teachers and staff from North America and many parts of Europe.The English Language Institute Director Gretchen Ketner shared that "This was the first 'full' SLI since the pandemic. Spending three weeks studying together, living together, and playing together helped everyone not only to improve their English communication skills but also to make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime."Some students also highlighted their SLI experience. A student named Israel from Mexico commented that “SLI spurred me to express myself in English more and more.” Also, Daria, a student from Ukraine, said that “studying became fun” at SLI. According to director Gretchen Ketner, "Other students agreed and added that the activities outside of class, such as clubs, dance and karaoke nights, and Tea and Games gave them many chances to try new things and meet new people. Many students are already making plans to attend SLI in 2023!"SLI is always the summer highlight at LCC, and we're excited to offer this unforgettable experience next year!

“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.

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

Law Professor

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

Director, Multiply-MB Mission/Europe and Central Asia 

Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany

Klementina Shahini

Principal, Lezha Academic Center
Lezhe, Albania

Roger Friesen

Executive VP/Business Development

Palliser Furniture Holdings Ltd.

East St. Paul, Manitoba, Canada

Cornelia Horsch

HORSCH Maschinen GmbH

Schwandorf, Germany

Pär Lidaker – Vice Chair

Owner, BJS Group AB

Bolmsö, 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, British Columbia, 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

Scott Barge

VP for Institutional Effectiveness, EMU

Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA

Peter Tielmann

President, EQ3

East St. Paul, Manitoba, Canada

David Wallace

Chief Investment Officer, Pomona College

Claremont, California, USA

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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