LCU invites students to experience many Study Abroad opportunities. From semester-long trips to short-term mission experiences, LCU offers programs that can fit your personal schedule and academic needs. LCU offers access to locations around the world with top-tier instructors and programs, including our Semester in Spain, which began in the Fall of 2016.
Short-Term Academic Programs
LCU also offers many short-term academic trips. In the past, these trips have included visits to Ireland, Greece, Israel, Italy, and Turkey. Please contact your academic advisor about specific department programs that may be available.
For more information on these opportunities, contact Heather Howell, Director of Global Campus.
LCU currently has a partnership with Abilene Christian University that allows us to join ACU students and faculty on study abroad semester trips to Oxford, Leipzig, and Montevideo for the normal LCU tuition cost with an additional fee. With these programs, students are given the opportunity to study with world-class programs for a fraction of the cost that these same programs are available at other universities.
Not to worry! We want to help you and your advisor make this semester work for you. In addition to taking online classes, your advisor can substitute classes offered in Avila for classes required on your degree plan. Make sure you talk to your advisor before you decide to study abroad!
Your first payment will be your $250 application fee. This will be due with your application in the fall semester you are applying. Your next payment of $750 is your deposit to lock-in your place for the program. This deposit will be due early in the spring semester after you have been accepted. The remainder of your program fee will be on your fall tuition bill of the semester you travel to Spain.
You will be responsible for your tuition and fees at the block rate for 12-18 hours, and room and board fees equal to the price of living in the Courtyard with full meal plan. You should also expect to purchase books, and be prepared for online course fees. The dormitory will provide three meals a day, but you are free to eat elsewhere at your own discretion. The group excursion price is included; however, any other travel you choose to do will be your responsibility. The Study Abroad program recommends having an excess of $3000-$5000 set aside for independent student group travel.
LCU takes the safety of its students extremely seriously. Every effort has been, and will be, made to ensure that students will feel comfortable in their study abroad environment. In addition to the security provided by the dormitory complex and the Catholic University of Ávila, the city is also home to the nation’s police training academy. As with any travel, whether across the state of Texas, the United States, or abroad, some safety risks are present, but LCU includes safety training in the orientation part of the Study Abroad process.
LCU recommends accessing cash through ATMs located throughout the city. Be sure to notify your bank before you depart that you will be traveling overseas. It is possible to exchange cash at local banks, but is not recommended. If you have not yet received a chip card from your bank, please talk to them about obtaining one prior to August.
As with life on the Lubbock campus, you are free to connect with any church in Ávila you choose. LCU has contact with a church that has a very similar faith background to churches of Christ, which will be pointed out upon arrival. Weekly chapel meetings will be held on Sunday evenings led by the visiting LCU faculty, and other times determined by the directors.
Travel insurance is covered in your study abroad fee, which should cover a variety of medical problems. There is a hospital centrally located in Avila that accepts the travel insurance. Aside from student group independent travel, a faculty member will be available to accompany students in an emergency.