The Summer Language
Institute (SLI) is a three-week intensive English program at LCC International
University (LCC) that provides students with a wide range of English abilities
the opportunity to study English with native English speakers. The majority
of the students are from 15-18 year old and come from more than 20 countries. LCC
International University has distinguished itself in the region by
utilizing a holistic approach to education where learning both inside and
outside the classroom is valued and intentionally structured. For this reason, during the Summer Language Institute, special programming is carried out in the
Residence Halls by the Residence Life staff.
The Residence Life
program during the Summer Language Institute provides a true feel for LCC’s
diverse and dynamic environment. The goal of the Residence Life program is to
create a safe and inclusive living environment where students can develop
relationships and a sense of community, deepen their understanding of other
cultures, learn to resolve conflicts, communicate effectively, and develop
their personalities. The program is an integral part of this unique learning
experience. Outside of the classroom, co-curricular activities are
scheduled for late afternoons (after 4:00 p.m.), and/or evenings. Specific
offerings will be determined by staff qualifications and student interest.
Possible activities include all-school barbecue night, sports, instrumental or
vocal music groups, talent night, and table games. The Chaplain will coordinate Bible studies, discussion groups, and
professional staff assumes responsibility for their designated hall/floor
and are also seen as leaders on campus. Neumann Hall is located on campus and
provides housing for SLI students and ResLife staff. Each student
room has a bed, desk, and closet space for 4-5 students in addition to the bathroom
and common areas. The halls have a kitchen on each floor, and there
are several lounges and a laundry room. Other rooms available for student
use are the study rooms, computer labs, game rooms, and a chapel/prayer
Our students live in our campus residence halls for three weeks. The Director of Community Life (DCL) oversees the life in the residence halls, recruits and trains SLI RDs and RAs, ensures a safe and comfortable learning environment and deals with emergency and crisis situations. The DCL mentors the RDs and provides advice on dealing with conduct violations. The DCL leads the Residence Life team.
Resident Directors (RDs) oversee the halls, supervise Resident Assistants, organize campus activities in the evenings, mentor RAs on an individual basis, provide mature leadership for living standards and navigate discipline issues with students. The Resident Directors work directly with the Residence Life team.
Resident Assistants (RAs) manage orientation to residence life, lead campus activities in the evenings, provide mature leadership for living standards, and navigate discipline issues with students. The Resident Assistants work directly with the Student Life team.
The work of the Spiritual Formation Coordinator (SFC)/Chaplain begins long before SLI. In dialogue with the teachers or assistants, SFC assigns leaders and themes for discussion groups and plans a bi-weekly worship time for students. The SFC works directly with the Residence Life team and the SLI Director.
We fill our
vacancies on a rolling basis. We will be looking for 2 Resident Directors and
8-10 Resident Assistants, Director of Community Life as well as a Chaplain for
our team this year. The timeline for application processing is presented
|Vacancies posted||October – December|
|Applications reviewed, interviews scheduled, offers sent out||January – April|
|Arrival to Vilnius or Palanga (preferably before 4 p.m.)||Monday, July 4 (preferably before 4 p.m.)|
|Training and Orientation||July 5-8|
|Student arrivals||July 8-9|
|Classes and co-curricular programming||July 11-29|
|Staff departures||July 31|
LCC requires that Resident Directors have a minimum of a BA degree, preferably in any of the following areas: student development, residence life, higher education, counseling, etc. or have substantial experience with youth camps and youth programs. RAs can be current BA students; experience in ResLife and/or youth work is preferred, must have completed a minimum of two years of college.
All SLI staff pay for their flight to
Lithuania. Resident Directors will have a separate fully furnished
apartment free of charge. Resident Assistants will get free housing in the
student rooms. LCC also provides airport pick up upon arrival, orientation
sessions, and working materials. We also provide bedding and dishes. The
cost of living in Lithuania is not very high. You can check for grocery prices here.
We are planning on a semi-normal summer and monitor the Governmental regulations on the arrival of foreigners to Lithuania. We carry on our usual recruitment. If(when) the border opens up, additional requirements for testing/vaccination/isolation will be communicated directly. More information can be found on the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs website.