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Truly international

Under its roof, LCC International University hosts much of the world. Citizens of more than 50 countries of the world work and study here.

Safe and healthy community

LCC University is extremely happy to be one of the only in Europe to boast of such an exceptionally diverse community. In the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic, this also poses a number of challenges. The most important thing is to provide a safe and healthy community.

Response to pandemic

After analyzing the current pandemic situation and preparing for any possible recurrence of COVID-19, we have organized the study model differently this year. We also must require compliance with certain restrictions on non-resident community members.

Students from 50 countries

Different study model

University actions

Covid Preparedness Team

A Covid Preparedness Team (CPV) has been formed at the university that regularly addresses issues related to this extraordinary situation, and has developed a Fall 2020 reopening plan for the ever-changing COVID-19 situation in the country and/or within the university itself. A number of volunteers along with university staff take care of our students’ nutrition and well-being.

Prepared for changes

President of the LCC International University, Dr. Marlene Wall emphasizes that “sociability and community play a vital role in LCC,” but given the current situation, which changes daily, university leadership is prepared for changes in the organization of events and the educational process to ensure the safety and health of community members.

Hybrid model of study

This year students are offered a hybrid model of study, and are able to choose their study model to fit their current situation. Students can study in classrooms with classmates or stay in their home countries and study remotely. During the summer, all classrooms were prepared for safe teaching of students at the university and technologically fitted for the opportunity to broadcast lectures live.

Monitoring of information

We monitor the information of the Ministry of Health, the National Center for Public Health, along with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and other sources on a daily basis and apply their recommendations on organizing mass events and for the educational process at LCC International University.

New academic year

LCC has already started a new academic year of study. Students have already returned to the classrooms on 31 of August, however, with big changes.

Quarters' system

LCC International University has divided the first semester into two quarters, accommodating a hybrid study model and to be prepared in the likelihood of the re-issuing of mandatory quarantine. Students who were not able to secure travel plans and documents needed to arrive for the first quarter, are now able to join on-campus for the second quarter of this Fall semester if their travel plans can be settled. This provision also makes it easier for the university to monitor the situation of COVID-19 both in Lithuania and in the world and to manage any threats posed by the virus.

Student housing

In order to provide students with the most favorable and safe living conditions in the residence hall, this year LCC International University has reduced the number of students living in each room of the university residence halls. However, this change made it necessary to rent additional premises off-site to ensure that students could rest assured of their spot of residence for the semester.

Self-isolation

LCC International University has been accepting students who need self-isolation since early August. Students from Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Germany, Ireland, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, USA, and from other countries as well, have completed their 14-days isolation and some still continue self-isolation in the residence halls.

LCC International University admitted over a hundred students to the residence halls who needed to isolate themselves for two weeks after arriving in Lithuania. They are still awaiting the arrival of many more additional students.

During the 14-day period of self-isolation, volunteers and university staff take care of their nutrition and well-being. Students can order food plans from the university cafeteria, as well as order food delivery from other city cafes and even have groceries delivered with help from LCC staff.

So far, numerous activities have been organized for students who have been in self-isolation. Students are encouraged to use the virtual library and read e-books or choose a physical book that a volunteer will bring and leave at the door of their room.

The university chaplain takes care of the student’s mental and spiritual state, and the university psychologist invites them for personal consultations remotely as well. The LCC community will continue to invite students to become involved in various activities even while in self-isolation.

For new students

The LCC Admissions Office continues to work with new potential students and their families remotely and actively works to assist in the admissions process. If you have any questions, please contact study@lcc.lt or by phone +370 (46) 310 460 during workdays from 9 am to 5 pm.

The process and deadlines for admission to LCC University are unchanged. Admission to the Fall semester of 2020 has already completed, however we are currently accepting applications from those wishing to study in Spring 2021 with classes beginning in January.  Applications are accepted until November 15 for Spring enrollment.

LCC International University allocates approximately a half a million euros each year for various support initiatives and scholarships to its students. In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, LCC not only did not reduce this fund, but instead was able to significantly increase it. The total funding for this year's student support will be around one million euros. Additionally, this year, LCC was able to reduce tuition fees for each student by ten percent to help continue to make LCC an affordable option for an exceptional education, even in unstable times and the economic stress caused from the pandemic.

DeFehr and Michaelsen centers

The DeFehr and Michaelsen Centers are currently open only to the LCC International University community. In order to protect students, it is necessary that only members of our LCC community use the gym, fitness room and cafe.

Evening english language courses

We plan to conduct evening English Language courses for students and adults on our premises. However, with the changing situation of COVID-19 in the country, we are also prepared for the possibility to continue organizing courses remotely if necessary.

Safety protocols

#SafeLCC #OneLCC
  • Wear a mask when indoors and outdoors during events.
  • Monitor your health daily.
  • Keep physical distance, wash your hands often.
  • Clean and disinfect personal and shared spaces before and after use.
  • Once on campus, no travel allowed outside Lithuania.
  • When in self-isolation, stay in!
  • Report violations to nocovid@lcc.lt.
  • Protect yourself and others!
Current alert level: Orange (moderate risk)

Five (5) confirmed but contained COVID-19 cases.

Definitions

Confirmed cases

These cases are the number of people who have tested positive and are in isolation either on campus or off-campus.

Self-isolation

Self-isolation is required for students who come to campus from affected countries. They are required to come and present the results of a negative test and quarantine for 14 days.

Self-isolation also happens for those who test positive in order to separate them from people who are not sick. Such isolation happens with one person per room.

Self- isolation also would be required to separate and restrict the movement of those who may have been exposed to see if they become sick.

Exposed

Please note that only those who fit one (or more) of the following statements during in-person learning are considered to be “exposed” and need to self-isolate: 

  • People that have been living in the same rooms with confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 14 days.
  • People that had direct physical contact with a COVID-19 case (e.g. shaking hands, hugging, kissing) in the last 14 days.
  • People that have had unprotected direct contact (no mask on either party) with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g. being coughed on, touching used paper tissues with a bare hand) in the last 14 days.
  • People having had contact, within 2-meters, with a COVID-19 case with at least one party not wearing a mask and/or for more than 15 minutes in the last 14 days.
  • People who have been in a closed environment (e.g. classroom, meeting room, etc.) with a COVID-19 case for 15 minutes or more and at a distance of less than 2 meters in the last 14 days.
Contained case

When a positive COVID-19 case is isolated and all those who had direct exposure are also isolated.

Uncontained case

When a positive COVID-19 case is made known to LCC officials and there is incomplete information of all interactions in the last 14 days with that positive case. 

  • Potentially Uncontained Case: the designation given to the positive COVID-19 case while contact tracing is happening within 24-hours of being notified as an institution. 
  • Officially Uncontained Case: the designation given to the positive COVID-19 case if, after 24-hours, the contacts are unable to be traced and isolated. An officially uncontained case will raise the campus alert level to ‘Alert Level Red.’

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