St. Lucia - Lynchburg College Partnership

Lynchburg College began a partnership with the nation of St. Lucia in 2003. Since then, we have collaborated on a teacher training program in special education and a school counselor training program, both provided on-site in St. Lucia as well as a series of training workshops and individual courses.

On-site Program in St. Lucia

Lynchburg College opened an on-site program in St. Lucia in May 2014. Course offerings are designed to respond to educational needs of persons in St. Lucia as well as other countries within the Eastern Caribbean. 

The instructional format is primarily face-to-face with support through Lynchburg College's Internet resources.

Areas of Study

Both undergraduate and graduate areas of study have been initiated and/or are under consideration.

Dr. Ed Polloway with two students in St. Lucia

Scholarships for St. Lucians

LC has established a special tuition scholarship program (with a significant discount in rate) for all citizens of St. Lucia who enroll at LC.

Service Learning in St. Lucia

Beginning in 2008, students from LC have spent approximately 2 weeks each summer engaged in service learning projects throughout the nation of St. Lucia. These students have come from a variety of academic programs: education, special education, nursing, international relations, and communication studies.

Lynchburg College is a private, coeducational, four-year (non-profit) institution offering doctoral, master's, and undergraduate programs. The diverse campus community is comprised of more than 2,200 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students. The College awards the BA and BS degrees (with 39 undergraduate majors and 40 minors) and the DPT, EdD, MA, MBA, MEd, and MSN, degrees. Future clinical training programs are anticipated.

Accreditation

Lynchburg College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.  Contact the Commission of Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Lynchburg College.

"As a student from St. Lucia, my MEd in reading equipped me with the knowledge and skills necessary to advocate change in my country in the area of reading. Not only did I gain knowledge, but also I developed new ties. The faculty and staff at Lynchburg College became my extended family. They were very supportive and always willing to assist."

Adele St. Aimee-Wells '12

More About St. Lucia and LC

Meet LC graduates Judy Loctor and Wendy Bailey, and read their story on page 26 of the Fall 2011 LC Magazine:

Video player showing image of two graduate students from St. Lucia