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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

2,048 Alumni

total number of alumni since 1991

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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

620

Enrolled students this year

50+

Countries represented

73%

International students

62%

Students receive financial support

92%

Recent graduates would recommend LCC to school seniors

14:1

Average student to faculty ratio

80%

Student retention rate

2,085

Total number of alumni

News and Events

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Open lecture with Bradley Watt, Director of of the Family Homes Program in Nepal

2020-01-17

Topic: The Global Pandemic of Human Trafficking and the anti-human trafficking movementSpeaker: Bradley Watt, director of the Family Homes Program in Nepal, Love Justice InternationalIn 2004, Love Justice International, formerly Tiny Hands International, is born with the opening of Salvation Children's Home in Chitwan, Nepal. This begins our journey, leading to additional homes for orphans opening across Nepal and Bangladesh over the next several years. Today, Love Justice International is completing construction and moving students into the new and improved Dream School in Nepal. They are also launching transit monitoring in Tanzania, Sierra Leone, and Ghana.Source: https://www.lovejustice.ngo/The lecture is open to everyone. 

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Is It Difficult To Live a Sustainable Lifestyle?

2020-01-16

Anna Audare, a second-year Contemporary Communication student from Liepaja, Latvia, is interested in sustainability and eco-friendly lifestyle and is always willing to share her knowledge with others. Anna is a part of the LCC Habits Club, which helps students be more aware of environmental issues and helps the community become more eco-friendly and live a sustainable lifestyle. What are the challenges of living eco-friendly? How to start? And why is it important? Anna answered all of these questions and shared her insights on how you can change your lives for the better.Anna, you are promoting a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. Where does your interest in an environmentally friendly lifestyle come from?It started when I was still in high school. First, I became a vegetarian, then vegan, and after that, I discovered more about these lifestyles. For example, veganism is not only about health benefits and saving animals, but it is also about the environment as it’s thought that animal farms are one of the main contributors to climate change. I watched some YouTube videos and documentaries which made me realize how great the problem is. After that, I started to research on my own and decided what I could do to improve the situation.You are a part of the LCC Habits Club. Could you share about the club, its purpose, and what the club does to make LCC more eco-friendly?In our club we are trying to make students become more aware of environmental issues; telling them why it is important for us to do something about it, and helping students live a more sustainable lifestyle. We put recycling containers in the dormitories and are currently planning events and workshops to give students practical knowledge and skills to be environmentally friendly. Additionally, we are developing a student newspaper on campus. I am planning to have a newspaper section about sustainability where I will share some tips, easy vegan recipes, research, and other ideas that might be helpful for others.Speaking of videos, you also have a YouTube channel where you share your experience of living environmentally friendly. How did you come up with the idea to vlog your experiences and share it with the Latvian audience?It goes back to my high school years. I actually wrote my final high school project about student awareness on environmental issues. After the project, I organized some events in my hometown. We had interactive lessons and workshops with students, but I felt like I wanted to do more. This is why I created my own YouTube channel where I could document my journey. It is specifically produced in Latvian because I think there are not enough bloggers in my home country who discuss environmental issues. I like how people react to my videos. I was actually asked to do videos in English because more foreigners have become interested in my experiences as well.More people around the world are trying to adapt to a more sustainable lifestyle. What challenges will one face when adjusting to this new lifestyle?Every day we make choices, and some we are not always aware of. Sometimes people have good intentions in mind, but in reality, only make things worse environmentally. For example, they throw away good plastic containers in favor of new glass ones. People think they need cute water bottles or beautiful containers to be eco-friendly. In this way, there can be a misconception that it is expensive to be sustainable. Eco-friendly lifestyle is not about buying more sustainable things, but instead it is about using what you already have. It is amazing if you can afford things like metal straws, but it is not necessary to buy them. At the beginning of the process, people are embarrassed to ask others to put food into their own containers or use their own mug in a coffee shop. There is a fear of rejection or judgment from friends or people around, but later it gets much easier and more comfortable.Anna, you live in a dorm among your peers, and you can influence them one way or another. What about the older generations? Do you see them noticing the problems the world faces?I talked to my parents and we decided in our home we would recycle, reuse containers, and shop with our own tote bags. Also, my parents try to cook more vegetarian food, not only for health reasons but for environmental as well. Coming back to my high school years, my teachers were participating in workshops and classes that I led, and afterward said that such classes that were needed as part of the school curriculum. I have noticed that a lot of adults are also watching my YouTube channel, so I hope I am able to influence older generations as well.What would you advise someone who is making the first steps to become more environmentally friendly?First, accept that you will not immediately do it perfectly. It is easier to start with small steps like shopping with your own bag or using your own coffee mug in coffee shops. Step by step you will become more comfortable, you might try to make your own toothpaste, switch from bottled shampoo to a shampoo bar, or even try “Meatless Monday.” Patience and motivation are really important for beginners. Remember it is not a failure if you can learn from it. You may forget your bag or reusable cup, but next time you will remember to put them into your backpack, just in case. I faced this too when I switched to a vegetarian diet. Secondly, research for yourself. There are a lot of useful videos for beginners., Think critically and be open to the challenges of a new lifestyle, in the end, you will be able to make an impact globally, even if it starts out by taking things slow.

“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

President’s cabinet

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 McQuaig – Chair

McQuaig and Welk, PLLC
Wenatchee, Washington, USA

Scott Barge – Vice Chair

VP for Institutional Effectiveness
Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA

Debra Blews

Senior Fellow, CCCU
Harbor Springs, Michigan, USA

Jurgita Choromanskytė

Political Consultant, Lecturer
Klaipėda, Lithuania

D. Merrill Ewert

President Emeritus, Fresno Pacific University
Sun City West, Arizona, USA

Susan Koslowsky

Senior VP, Emprise Bank
Towanda, Kansas, USA  

Ron Funk

President, Diverse Properties Ltd
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

Cornelia Horsch

HORSCH Maschinen GmbH
Schwandorf, Germany

Bryan Kay

Consulting CFO and Controller
Burlington, Washington, USA

Alexander Kharitonov

President, CCI/Russia
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Roger Friesen

Executive VP/Business Development
Palliser Furniture Holdings Ltd.
East St. Paul, Manitoba, Canada

Pär Lidaker

Owner, BJS Group AB
Smalandsstenar, Sweden

Johann Matthies

MB Missions, Europe
Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany

Ronald Mulder

Consultant
Holland, Michigan, USA

John Reynolds

President, Los Angeles Pacific University
Azusa, California, USA

Olga Rubel

Coordinator of Programs, Mennonite Center
Zaporozhye, Ukraine

Klementina Shahini

Principal, Lezha Academic Center
Lezhe, Albania

Peter Tielmann

President, EQ3
East St. Paul, Manitoba, Canada

Board Emeritus Members

  • Ed Buller

    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

  • Stanley Clark

    Emily, Minnesota, USA

  • Hansuli Gerber

    Geneva, Switzerland

  • Todd Gibson

    Normandy Park, Washington, USA

  • Bruce and Marianne Konrad

    Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

  • Howard Loewen

    Altadena, California, USA

  • Russ and June Michealsen

    Santa Barbara, California, USA

  • Gerald Neufeld

    Point Roberts, Washington, USA

  • Myrl Nofziger

    Goshen, Indiana, USA

  • Ken Penner

    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

  • Ben Sprunger

    Nokomis, Florida, USA

  • 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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