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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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2,036 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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News and Events

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When Everything Falls Into Place


Having an English teaching background and a Ph.D. in Business landed Michelle Reina a job as a professor of International Business at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor (UMHB), Texas, USA. As part of a Study Abroad program, last year, Michelle visited LCC with a group of students from UMHB. The visit made an impression on Michelle, and now she is back at LCC teaching in the Summer Language Institute (SLI).Michelle, how did you initially learn about LCC? Six years ago, I took on the role of Study Abroad director at UMHB. I am responsible for helping faculty plan trips for our students to go abroad. During my first year at the UMHB, I went to the consortium for the Global Education annual meeting where I met one of the LCC representatives. We had a few of our staff and faculty visiting LCC over the years for these small Study Abroad trips, so UMHB has connections with LCC that go way back.What prompted your decision to teach at SLI this summer? The first time I visited LCC was in May 2018, with a group of our students from UMHB. My family also came along and we loved it here. We loved Lithuania, LCC, the mission, and what you stand for as a university. Apart from the fact that education is in English, it is a North-American style university. I think the idea of bringing together students from all over the world is beyond exciting. Having learned about SLI during my initial visit with LCC, I sent my application, and later had an interview with Gretchen Ketner, the director of the SLI. So here I am, teaching at SLI now, while my daughters are running around somewhere on the campus, and my husband, who is Colombian, is improving his English as well.What were some of the challenges you have encountered at SLI? I think my first fear was regarding students’ names. Since I taught English as a volunteer in the U.S. where I had students from different places, names were not a problem for me. I had quite a few Chinese students, Indian students, and because I speak Spanish, Latino names were never an issue. But the names I encountered here were whole different word still. However badly I may have pronounced them, I hope I was forgiven by my students. I really hope that students found a valuable experience being here. My job in the classroom was to help them improve their English language skills and I hope they enjoyed the time spent here, added to their skill set, and had some fun as well.

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Workshop by "Improvement UAB" for the Admissions Team


Last week, our Admissions team participated in a workshop organized by holistic enterprise coaches Laura Gerrits-Gedvilė and LCC alumna Egle Songailiene from Improvement UAB. The team had an amazing opportunity to learn new ways of improving their work, share their experiences, and understand how they can be even more useful to prospective students. We are grateful to Laura and Egle for sharing their knowledge with us. “It was an invaluable learning experience for me since I found out new ways of implementing my skills in helping students. The whole team was able to break down our work processes and brainstorm on how we can improve it. Another focus of the training was aimed at staying relevant with time and innovative thinking,” - shared Veriko Kaishauri, Admissions Counselor.

“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’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

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

International Affiliate, 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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