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.

On-site Program in St. Lucia

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

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

Areas of Study

Both undergraduate and graduate areas of study are under consideration.

For more information, see the Partnership FAQs or send your questions to

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.


Lynchburg College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. LC twice has been designated as one of 40 Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope and is listed in the Honor Roll of The Templeton Guide to Colleges That Encourage Character Development.

"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