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LCC International University

“Small country, big world. . . .Take a risk and explore the unfamiliar, immerse yourself in the unknown, transform how you see the world”

Witness history in the making while studying in Klaipeda, Lithuania where students live and take classes with Lithuanian and Eastern European students. A week long trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia and a weekend trip to Latvia and Estonia round out this adventure. Courses are taught in English.


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  • Sophomore, junior, seniors
  • 2.75 GPA or higher


  • Courses may meet general education or major requirements.
  • Courses taken will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades.
  • Students will meet their third language/cross-cultural requirement by participating in this program. Students will not earn 3 credits, rather the requirement will be waived.


Course Credits:

Courses listed on LCC's website indicate that they are 6 or 3 credits. Courses that are designated as:

  • 6 credits will come back to Messiah as 3 credits.

  • 3 credits will come back to Messiah as 1.5 credits.

Costs: 2014-2015

Messiah tuition, room, board.
Fee covers:

  • tuition, housing, meals
  • educational excursions to Latvia, Estonia, and Russia
  • pre-departure, and re-entry orientation

Note: additional fees students may encounter include (but are not limited to) transportation, visas, passports, immunizations, and course fees. 


Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from this program.

Messiah Pre-Approval Deadlines

Spring 2015 – April 1, 2014

Fall 2015 - December 1, 2014


LCC International University Deadlines

Spring 2015

  • early deadline: September 1, 2014
  • final deadline: October 15, 2014

Fall 2015

  • early deadline: February 1, 2015
  • final deadline: March 15, 2015

Students are encouraged to apply early


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“I got to see first hand Eastern European culture (as well as African, Albanian, Kyrgyz, Kazak, and other cultures) and not just read about it in a book or watch a movie. I interacted with children from Lithuania who did not speak English and so I was forced to improve my ability to communicate non-verbally. Taking classes from a different college also broadened my education by exposing me to different professors and teaching styles and cultural differences in education.”

--Rachael Ranck


To learn more about studying in Lithuania check out:


Facts About Lithuania

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