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LCC International University - Lithuania


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.


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

  • Have Sophomore standing or above
  • 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. 


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. All courses used for core fulfillment must be approved by the Registrar's office. See GEO for more information.


You will be charged the basic term expenses as indicated in the academic catalog. Student Financial Services will reassess each applicant's financial aid package for their off-campus semester and provide a break down of costs after acceptance from the GEO. Federal and private aid will not be affected. Please contact SFS for specific financial questions. 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)

Not covered:

  • Flights
  • Personal Expenses
  • Independent travel


All Gordon students applying to this program must first submit an online seat application to the Global Education Office before applying directly to your program. Seat applications must be submitted to the GEO by March 1.

After the Global Education Office has notified you of your approval, you may then proceed with the program's application. Spring applications are accepted until October 15. Fall applications are accepted until March 15.


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