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LCU Launches Study Abroad Program in Fall '16

In the fall of 2016, LCU launches its new study abroad program, offering students a chance to study for semester (Aug. 22 - Dec. 5) in Ávila, Spain.

LCU classes and students will be hosted and housed by the Universidad Católica “Santa Teresa de Jesús” de Ávila (UCÁvila), a similarly faith-based university. Students will take 12-15 credit hours of university core classes primarily with LCU faculty in-residence and supplemented by UCÁvila faculty. Classes will be Monday through Thursday, allowing students to explore Spain and Europe on the weekends.

The cost of a semester in Spain is equivalent to LCU tuition, fees, housing, and board, plus an additional $3,000 study abroad fee. Though the study abroad fee covers travel costs, students are encouraged to raise additional travel money if they would like to add weekend trips to their experience. There will be a seven to ten day European excursion built into the semester.

Students unfamiliar with Spanish are encouraged to work toward learning the language to help amplify their experience.

"LCU has worked very hard to put together a high quality and very affordable educational experience for our students. The location in Avila is an ideal environment in which to engage the culture of Spain in safety and in depth. Don’t miss this opportunity if it is at all possible for you,” encouraged Rod Blackwood, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer.

For interested students, there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 10:00 a.m. in the Cardwell Lecture Hall. Applications and a non-refundable deposit of $250 will be due at noon on Friday, Feb. 26 to Gail Wilson. For more information, contact Gail at 806.720.7406 or