When you choose to study abroad at LCC, you are not only choosing to become a student here but also an active member of the community. Study abroad students have found numerous ways to get involved in one way or another and have been welcomed by the community here with open arms. Below are some of the great ways that students have gotten involved; you might just find somewhere that you belong!
1) Worship Band
For those who have some musical talent this is the spot for you! The Wednesday chapel band is always looking for singers, guitarists, bassists and pretty much anyone who is willing to participate and can hold a beat!
CMAP (Community Multicultural Awareness Program) focuses on raising awareness for international human rights issues to Lithuanian high school students. Students enjoy games, a formal session, tea and cookies, and group discussion. For those interested in working with high school students in the area this is right up your alley!
3) Study Abroad Social Media Interns
If you have a love for blogging or photography than this is the spot for you! There are two fellowships that the Study Abroad office offers: one as the official SA photographer and one as the blogger (AKA me!)
4) Roots of Justice
This is a student-led, grassroots organization to raise awareness and take action against human trafficking on LCC’s campus and throughout Eastern Europe. Roots of justice hold events on campus to educate students and faculty about trafficking. This semester, they worked with the Klaipeda Women’s Psychological Organization to plan a human trafficking conference in Vilnius.
5) Orphanage Volunteering
This is a great chance for students to get involved with not only LCC community but with the Klaipeda community. On Saturday morning students go to a close by orphanage and spend time with the children. Whether reading to them, teaching them a little bit of English or just playing with them. Students will also go more frequently than just one day a week.
6) English language institute
Being from the States is a very usual thing here at LCC. Students are always asking native English speakers to edit papers and what not. So if you are particularly good at teaching others, than this is the fellowship for you! Students who participate will get the chance co-teach a class of junior high students
7) Academic Success Center
If you are interested in tutoring but the idea of teaching a whole class makes you nervous have no fear! You can volunteer at the academic success center and help fellow LCC students edit their papers for any of their classes, you could be the reason they go up a grade!