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LCC International University

Witness history in the making while studying in Klaipeda, Lithuania. Once part of the former Soviet Union, Klaipeda is home to LCC International University which serves 600 students from a number of Eastern European nations. Students live in dorms and take classes with 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 in accounting, business, conflict studies, economics, English, history, literature, marketing, social science, and theology are offered each semester. All courses are taught in English.


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Goals and Objectives
The LCC International University seeks to immerse students in Lithuanian Eastern European culture through classroom instruction, through study tours to three Eastern European countries, and thorough interaction with Lithuanian students. Their motto: “small country, big world... Take a risk and explore the unfamiliar, immerse yourself in the unknown, transform how you see the world” sums up the goals of this experience.

Students must have completed one full year of college and have at least a 2.75 GPA to qualify for the program. Students are required to attend all Messiah-run pre-departure orientation sessions the semester before studying abroad as well as half-day reentry retreat upon returning to campus the following semester.

The credits earned may meet general education or major requirements for your field of study. Courses taken will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades. Please refer to the grade conversion chart.


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 Application Deadlines

Spring 2015 – April 1, 2014

Fall 2015 - December 1, 2014


Begin the application process here!


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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:


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