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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

2,143 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

11:1

Average student to faculty ratio

80%

Student retention rate

2,143

Total number of alumni

News and Events

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From The Desk of the President

2020-05-27

LEARNING TO THRIVE IN A TIME OF GLOBAL UNCERTAINTY It seems as though we’ve run out of descriptors for Spring 2020! We’ve all experienced a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic . . . and we’ve quickly learned to adapt and redefine what “thriving” looks like. At LCC International University, like everywhere, we finished the spring semester in a remote format. Unlike most other places, we still have over 100 students living on campus – students for whom the borders had closed or there was nowhere else to go. At an international university, where over 70% of our students come from “somewhere else,” the biggest threat is the possibility that international travel will become the enemy. We believe that LCC has a unique role in helping shape a generation of young leaders who are able to communicate across cultures, and who have learned to negotiate and work together across dividing lines that artificially separate so many in our world. In everything, LCC remains committed to our mission of “providing Christian liberal arts education within a diverse learning community that transforms people for servant leadership.” And we are working hard to remain agile. I believe we likely need to remove the phrase “back to normal” from our vocabulary. I believe that we will never truly return to the way it was, because we will have learned how to do things better as we also learn to let go. FIVE STEPS IN PLANNING FOR THE FALL 1. Supporting our Students: Knowing that many of our students have lost their summer employment opportunities, we are granting all students a 10% tuition discount for 2020-2021 (in addition to any other financial aid/scholarship that they are entitled to). 2. Creative Student Recruitment: With no ability to travel to other countries for recruitment purposes, we have seamlessly moved to a “webinar” format – which has been very successful to date. 3. Loan Fund: We have established an Emergency Loan Fund, which will be available to students for tuition support in the fall. The concepts of loans and debt are rather new to this part of the world, so we are looking at generous forgiveness plans for prompt repayment. 4. Increased Annual Fund Goals: In order to offset lost tuition revenue, and in order to support our students’ return in the fall, we are increasing our Annual Fund goal by 200,000 EUR for the next fiscal year. This brings the total Annual Fund goal to 950,000 EUR. 5. Managing Expenses: In anticipation of the potential for decreased student numbers in Fall, we are already working to manage our expenses (including not filling current vacancies). 120 Number of students who had planned to work in the US or Greece this summer, and have now lost employment opportunities 400 Number of current students who have registered for the fall (which represents a 96% retention rate) 237 Number of prospective students who have been accepted for fall, compared to 210 last year and 183 the year before (YTD) 200,000 EUR The cost of the 10% tuition discount for all BA students 100,000 EUR The amount of the new Emergency Loan Fund to offer students an additional option for funding their tuition PLEASE PRAY! Pray with us for the continued safety and health of our students – whether in their home countries, or here on campus. Pray with us as we seek God’s wisdom in how to begin the fall semester. We have developed multiple budget models, and academic models, and residence hall models. We need wisdom to know which versions to adopt and when – based on the environment and the context. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS! Support for our students means that support from our donors and friends is especially critical at this time. Help us finish this fiscal year well. Please give by July 31. Without our large summer programs, our revenue stream is shrinking. Help us bridge the gap! (We still need approximately 290,000 EUR to finish well.) Consider supporting us financially in unique ways for the 2020-2021 academic year. If you are a regular donor, would you consider increasing your gift to support the emergency needs of our students? If you are a new donor, would you consider supporting a student? Or more than one? Tuition for one year is 3180 EUR. Thank you in advance! We appreciate our strong global community, and we remain agile in our planning. May God bless you and your family . . . as you navigate this global crisis with us. Marlene Wall, PhDPresident DONATE TODAY!

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Online webinar about BA in Contemporary Communication

2020-05-20

We are excited to present a BA degree in Contemporary Communication! Join us for an online webinar led by Dr. Michael Finch, Contemporary Communication Department Chair. The webinar will be happening online on Monday, May 25th, at 16:00. Link to register for the webinar: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i9w6o7"Contemporary Communication will give you a degree that goes beyond powerful foundational concepts and theories to gives you practical skills informed by theory for your professional 'tool belt' to set you apart from recent graduates of other universities," shared Dr. Finch."This degree will make you 'future-ready' in that you will have a deep understanding of the concepts and practices for one of the top skills employers are looking for in a new hire: communication. You will be able to think critically in a complex world and have the practical skills to apply your knowledge. You will be a part of a student community of like-minded creative, forward-thinking, globally-minded students who dare to engage in the ever-changing world of communication studies. You will have international faculty teaching cutting edge concepts and practices who are not only scholars, but who also care about their students in a way that is unique to LCC.We look forward to meeting you soon!" Some things our students and graduates say about a BA in Contemporary Communication: "This program helped me comprehend reality in a better, more objective, and holistic way; it enabled me to recognize propaganda and persuasion, to look at issues from multiple sides, to know how the art of rhetoric works or what possible impact social networking can have on society as well as on individuals," - Linas Vaicekauskas, 2020 alumn. "This major helps you explore insights of different communication styles that were invisible for you before. You become a better communicator, think critically, look at the problem from different angles, and most importantly, apply your skills in different fields including PR, Journalism, and marketing," - Sofio Rukhadze, 2020 alumna. "I absolutely loved the program, because you not only learn how to communicate and why you communicate in certain ways but the philosophical meaning and discussion behind it," - Lėja Jakštaitė, 2019 alumna. "Being a communication student is wonderful! At first, you may think you have to learn way too much and feel sorry for yourself. However, later you understand that it's incredibly useful in all aspects of life," - Yelyzaveta Nechytailo, senior.

“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

Debra Blews

Senior Fellow, CCCU
Harbor Springs, Michigan, USA

D. Merrill Ewert

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

Tim Herrmann

Graduate Chair, Taylor University

Upland, Indiana

Bryan Kay

Consulting CFO and Controller
Burlington, Washington, USA

Susan Koslowsky

Senior VP, Emprise Bank
Towanda, Kansas, USA  

Pär Lidaker

Owner, BJS Group AB
Smalandsstenar, Sweden

Olga Rubel

Coordinator of Programs, Mennonite Center
Zaporozhye, Ukraine

John Reynolds – Vice Chair

President, LAPU

San Dimas, California, USA

Jurgita Choromanskytė

Political Consultant, Lecturer
Klaipėda, Lithuania

Ron Funk

President, Diverse Properties Ltd
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

Cornelia Horsch

HORSCH Maschinen GmbH
Schwandorf, Germany

Alexander Kharitonov

President, CCI/Russia
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Allon Lefever
Johann Matthies

MB Missions, Europe
Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany

Klementina Shahini

Principal, Lezha Academic Center
Lezhe, Albania

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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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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