Lithuania

Study Abroad at LCC International University

Klaipeda, Lithuania

Program Overview
George Fox University students may apply to study in Lithuania for one semester through a cooperative agreement with LCC International University in  Klaipėda, Lithuania. Study Abroad Lithuania is designed for students in almost any major with course offerings in various disciplines. LCC is an international university with 600 students from over 20 countries, all courses are taught in English. Throughout the semester, students will have the opportunity to engage in the local community through internships and volunteerism as well as travel throughout the Baltics and Russia. Students live alongside other Eastern - European students in LCC student residences. 

  • Kristen Leichty (GFU Alumna '08) has worked as a senior recruiter for LCC study abroad, and as interium director for study abroad.

Course Content
LCC offers majors in Business, English, Psychology and Theology and minors in Sociology, and Conflict Studies. You will find a variety of classes in those subjects. However, all majors can apply to Study Abroad Lithuania. Due to the wide range of courses you can take – including general education and Bible coursework – our program works for almost all majors. Current course offerings can be found here.  Students wil have the use of textbooks from the LCC library (you don’t have to buy them).

Excursions
Students will have the opportunity to travel thru out Lithuania,  to Riga, Latvia and Tallinn, Estonia for a weekend, and to St. Petersberg and Moscow, Russia during the one week semester break.  Of course there is also the option to travel through out Europe as time allows.

Application
The student will fill out two applications:

• George Fox off-campus application
LCC International University application 
*The LCC application should only be completed after being informed from the George Fox Center for Study Abroad that you are accepted for an off-campus study semester.

Eligibility
Students must be full-time undergraduates with junior or senior status, holding a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply. There is NO language requirement.

Credits
Because students remain enrolled at George Fox University while participating at LLC, academic credit is awarded by George Fox. Most students receive 15-17 semester hour credits (5 courses). Students have the opportunity to engage in the local community through internships and volunteerism. Students will be required to attend two pre-departure meetings, complete an online course evaluation, and attend a re-entry meeting upon their return. Students must see the transfer credit specialist in the Registrars office BEFORE they begin their semester off-campus.

Housing
LCC study abroad students are housed in apartments in the two LCC student residences Neuman Hall and Enns Hall.  These residence halls are located on the LCC campus and are a short bus ride to the beautiful historic downtown of Kaipeda. Students will share a room with three Eastern European roommates, have your own bathroom and fridge, and a common kitchen on each floor. Students will receive a monthly stipend for food and entertainment. 

 Costs
The student pays George Fox's standard tuition, room and board (an additional fee is required to attend some programs).  Participants continue to receive financial aid, including scholarships, since they are officially George Fox students.  Round trip airfare is additional.

For more information, contact:
Center for for Study Abroad
Lemmons 9
Phone: 503-554-2150
E-mail: lscott@georgefox.edu