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LCC International University - Lithuania

VISION

The LCC International University program is a unique program to Gordon College in that it is an "exchange" program. Beginning in Spring 2008, students from Gordon will travel to LCC for one semester, and LCC students will come to Gordon the next semester. With 600 students from across Europe, LCC International University in Lithuania is a mosaic of cultures. At LCC students interact with the three main Christian traditions (Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant) and will see how those from other traditions connect with God. Students from Gordon will join with thirty other North American students to immerse themselves in the culture of the Baltic states. In living and studying alongside their national and international peers, Gordon students will discover why LCC's students are driven by a unique understanding of independence, freedom, and possibility.

Over the semester, students visit four countries in four months: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Russia. This means unique destinations with opportunities for learning more deeply firsthand. With everything LCC teaches about being travel savvy, students will be able to travel around Europe independently on the weekends.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

LCC welcomes applications from various majors. To gain eligibility you must:

  • Be a junior or senior
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Possess a strong commitment to academics and Christianity

 

Besides traveling to the best cities in the region, students will learn how to live like an urban European where people (lots of them) live in a small space, bumping into each other (sometimes literally). Buses and trains, cafes, cobblestones, and markets are all parts of daily life at LCC.

 

CREDIT

All courses at LCC are taught in English and a list of course offerings is posted on the LCC website by semester. The largest academic majors are Business, English, and Theology, but LCC offers a wide variety of Psychology and Sociology courses as well. There are also courses that could meet core requirements or other requirements for student's majors.

Global Understanding core credit can be fulfilled by this semester program when students participate in COR210 pre-departure and COR211 upon re-entry. Lab fees apply.

 

COST

You will be charged the basic term expenses as indicated in the academic catalog, and you may apply your internal scholarships to the cost of the program. Please consult with Student Financial Services to review your situation. Regular Gordon semester costs include:

  • Tuition: 15 semester hours (5 courses)
  • Housing: shared room with 3 European roommates
  • Monthly stipend for food and entertainment
  • Ground transportation
  • Orientation week travel throughout Lithuania
  • Weekend trip to Riga and Tallinn
  • One week semester break trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow
  • Lithuanian student visa
  • Use of textbooks from the LCC library (so students don't have to buy them)
  • Allowance of round-trip airfare

Not covered:

  • Personal Expenses
  • Independent travel

 

 APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINES

Students wishing to study abroad must first submit an online seat application and have an interview with the Global Education Office.

FALL SEMESTER: 
Online seat applications must be submitted and interviews completed by March 1.You will be notified within 5 days of the deadline regarding the decision on your seat application.

After you've been approved by the Global Education Office, proceed directly with your program's application process. LCC's fall semester deadline is: March 15.

SPRING SEMESTER: 
Online seat applications must be submitted and interviews completed by September 30. You will be notified within 5 days of the deadline regarding the decision on your seat application.

After you've been approved by the Global Education Office, proceed directly with your program's application process. LCC's spring semester deadline is: October 15.