Distinguished Alumni Award | Eleonora Romuva
“I am humbled and honored to receive a Distinguished LCC Alumni award. I aspire to come back to Klaipeda one day to teach at LCC, share my knowledge and experience with my fellow students and be reunited with my LCC family.”
Young Distinguished Alumni Award | Gintarė Varankevičiūtė
“When I received the award letter I felt immensely honored and sincerely humbled. It confirmed my passion for academics and reminded me of my love and gratitude for LCC. My dream and hope is to one day have the opportunity to teach at LCC!”
LCC Alumnus Ayat Azimov: Successfull Business in Kazakhstan
We love hearing stories of our alumni who come back to their home countries and apply their knowledge gained at LCC. Ayat has graduated from LCC in 2013 and since then he has been building and running his own business. We have contacted him to learn more about his career and his business that expanded all over Kazakhstan.
LCC Student Skaistė Venckutė: Student Athlete Balancing Studies and Professional Career
LCC loves their student athletes. Skaistė is the best representative of the determined young lady who is balancing her professional career in karate with academics. We asked about her sports accomplishments as well as having to balance karate trainings and doing homework for her classes.
LCC Student Life: From Student Clubs to Art Exhibitions
From his first month at LCC, Jonas Preisaitis wanted to be involved in everything he possibly could. He started his own projects and joined LCC clubs and on-campus student activities. Judging by his outgoing personality, it came as no surprise that Jonas is also an art lover and painter.
LCC Education: Time of Self-Exploration
Valentinas Mitalauskas has been at LCC for about 3 years. During this short period of time, he not only helped LCC Moose basketball to succeed while playing in the forward position, but also gained knowledge and faced challenges as an International Business Administration major.
LCC Alumnus | The First Male Executive Editor for Fashion Magazine in Lithuania
“Do not be discouraged by failures. They are essential in making us stronger and more prepared for adventures to come. Finally, listen to your heart and remember – whatever happens, it is not the end of the world as we can get up and get going again…”Read More
LCC Recruiters | Meeting High School Students Across Europe to Introduce LCC
“At LCC we have five Admissions recruiters who are continuously on the road representing LCC. Their main responsibilities are: hosting TOEFL exams, giving presentations in high schools, and judging public speaking competitions. Their work might at times seem invisible because they do not have a traditional desk job; however, their contribution to the work and mission of the LCC community is tremendous. We interviewed two LCC Admissions recruiters, Ina from Albania and Angelina from Ukraine, and asked them to share the details of their job.“
LCC Moose Trip to China
“At the beginning of the new year, when most LCC students spend time with their families at home, members of the LCC Moose basketball team packed their ags for a trip to China.“
LCC International University – the Largest FLEX Community in Lithuania
“This year the LCC International University community was enriched by a number of FLEX program alumni. We asked four of these current LCC students – Timur, Jana, Myroslava and Eduarda – to share their impressions about the FLEX program, upcoming projects, and their personal journey of growth after FLEX.“
Kira Gusakova | LCC Made Me Hungry for Knowledge
“The majority of companies values goal-oriented people. It’s not just about being ambitious, but also about having good planning skills, discipline, and consistent performance. It’s important to ask candidates about their hobbies. When someone says that they love reading but then can’t remember the title of the last book they’ve read – the impression they make is rather clear.”
Zina Salim Hassan | I Lived in a Camp for Two Years
“I was in my final year when ISIS took over my hometown, Shingal. As a result, all final exams were canceled, which meant I could not graduate from school. At the same time my dad died and we fled the town. For nine days we lived in the mountains. Later, I took the final exams when I was living in a camp. Obviously, I did not have any textbooks.”
Sara Pavlova | LCC Needs More Trees on Campus
“If you ask LCC’s international students what they love about Klaipeda, they’d definitely mention the Baltic Sea and nearby forests. We love local nature and of course we want to help sustain this amazing environment here! Apart from that, it was great to implement a project that promotes teamwork. It really brought the LCC community together!”
Natalia Matveeva | Never Give Up
“LCC taught me to think. I remember one of the posters that LCC magazine had at the time. It said: Think outside of the box. I still use this advice every single day. In order to stress how important that learning is, I will quote Thomas A. Edison one last time: “Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
Anhelina Talkachova | The Only Belarusian
“I met many students and told them about the country I come from. None of those students had ever met a person from Belarus, so they were extremely excited! They were listening very attentively and asked many questions. I was really impressed with how interested they were in other cultures. And despite the fact that Korean and Belarusian cultures differ in some ways they were very respectful towards these differences. I was amazed how tolerant they were.”
Kristina Dulevich | Trying to Change Stigma against Kids
“We aim to change attitudes as well as behaviors towards parenting, and children, in general. We promote strategies that focus on constructive instead of destructive attitudes. I am extremely happy to be a part of initiatives that aid social change. I found myself in the right place once I started doing not-for-profit work. I can’t imagine doing anything else. We teach parents that it’s not ok to hit your kids. Or we work with adolescents who are in contact with the law.”
Seth Williams | I Now Have Friends all Over the World!
“When I decided to go Lithuania I met up with a student who was previously an exchange student at LCC. She told me that if I have a chance I should definitely become a part of CMAP. When I arrived at LCC I applied for the CMAP internship position. I knew it would be very challenging, but my goal was to improve my communication skills. Moreover, I like helping others and I really wanted to learn about local culture.”
Elvisi Sulozeqi | I Want to Encourage Students to Take Part in Exchange Programs
“The social aspect of French society astonished me. People there really pay attention to each other. For example, anybody can stop and talk to a homeless person and try to help him somehow. There is little difference between the rich and the poor, and the system is working in a way that everyone is happier. I think in general, it’s a happy nation. The French have this saying: “We take happiness very seriously.”
Tatjana Pomogajeva | Hard Work Really Pays off
“For three years I worked at Swedbank until I went on maternity leave. As a mom I really wanted to do something special for my daughter. At that time cake decorating became a trendy thing and I decided to try it as well. I loved it and wanted to learn more. With the help of the Internet I developed my decorating skills and then I decided to complete a course in England. While completing this course I realized that I didn’t just enjoy decorating; I also liked the social aspect of workshop training. It is such a fun way to spend time together while also expressing your creativity!”
Inga Urbonaitė | All Klaipėda Residents Could Become LCC Students for a Week
“I am expecting more collaboration with our social partners and other educational institutions. I would also like to encourage our students to be more proactive, to think outside the box, and just go for it! At the end of the day it is all about the skills you get, the people you meet, and how much fun you have!”
Anastasia Malyk | The Courage to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
“LCC junior Anastasia Malyk, shares her experience volunteering as a student leader for the Community Multicultural Awareness Program (CMAP), which celebrates 10 years this year.”
Mykola Sokolov | All My Belongings Are Carefully Packed in Two Pieces of Luggage
“Always have a plan and apply for the jobs with clear perspectives. You need to understand where you will be in 1, 2 and 3 years assuming you are doing your job well. If you start as a receptionist at a small company it would be very hard to get promoted and get further relevant experience even if you would be the best receptionist in the world. There simply might not be any opportunities.”
Ehab Abaideen | I Appreciate Every Day
“I hit the rock bottom before I was given an opportunity to come and study at LCC. I couldn’t afford to stay in Turkey. I would have gone back to Syria. There I would waste my life because there’s nothing productive I could do. And I don’t know… I would be waiting for my death. But now, I appreciate every day. I am very grateful.”
I Will Never Say Never to Anything | Rebekka from Australia
“For a number of reasons. I had wanted to study abroad and my original plan was to do so in Switzerland; however, my mum happened to stumble across the LCC while looking for a Lithuanian charity; she wanted to give back to her roots!”
I Found My True Passion | Vaiva Cekatauskaitė Shares Her Story Following Graduation from LCC
“I graduated with degree in Business Administration in 2012. Immediately after graduation I went to Canada and stayed there for a year. I always wanted to visit Canada and experience the Canadian lifestyle. And there I actually discovered my true passion.”
Spending Summer Break at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley
“I was participating in the competition called GIST Tech-I. The competition was multiple-stage; after the initial screening semifinalists were chosen to participate in the public voting. This phase was very challenging since the participants had to reach out to numerous people and organizations to get high ratings.”
LCC Is a Place of Tolerance and Education of Tolerance | Yuliya Yesepkina
We are continuing to share stories of our alumni from all over the world. This time we have a story from Israel. Yuliya Yesepkina is an LCC alumna who agreed to share with us her incredible story.
LCC Has Opportunity to Power Syrian Youth | Lana from Damascus
We are presenting an interview with Lana, the LCC recruiter form Damascus who is helping LCC to recruit students from the regions affected by war to the Middle East Scholars program in Tbilisi. Recently she visited our country and LCC campus. Due to the ongoing fighting and dangerous situation in the region we will not reveal the true identity of this person. Still, she agreed to talk about the realities young people in Syria are facing each day.