International Students at Lynchburg College
Welcome! And thank you for your interest in Lynchburg! International students who are admitted and who enroll at Lynchburg can be assured that they will be a part of a welcoming, supportive campus community and a safe and secure environment in which to learn and grow.
We have a growing community of international students here at LC. We currently have students from 10 countries including Afghanistan, Burma, China, Indonesia, Iran, St. Lucia, and South Korea.
For more information about international student services, contact Chisato Tada at or by calling 434.544.8688.
Our Campus Community
We offer a strong selection of course studies in business, and we have a history of strength in the sciences and health-related fields. We have an especially strong fine arts program and very competitive athletic programs with nationally ranked teams.
We provide students with a wide range of rigorous educational experiences that are grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, enhanced by professional studies, and nurtured by a residential community.
Lynchburg serves the central Virginia region through its outreach programs, cultural opportunities, services, and the expertise of faculty, staff, and students. See LC at a Glance for a list of facts about Lynchburg.
Lynchburg College guarantees 4 years of housing to all of its students. During the freshman (first) year, all students must live in a residential dorm on campus. After the freshman year, we offer many other options for our students, including townhouses, apartments, and houses which are adjacent to the campus. All of these housing options are owned and operated by the College.
The International House is a residence available for international students. It serves as a multicultural living environment and is available by application. We prefer that all students have at least one year of experience in the traditional residence before living in the International House.
Staying on Campus During Breaks and Holidays
International students tend to stay on campus during all breaks except winter break, when the entire campus is closed.
Students are generally only allowed to stay on campus during the summer if they are working and/or taking classes during that time. However, we realize that it is not feasible for all students to travel home, so the International House serves as a housing option for international students for the summer on a first-come, first-served basis. See additional information in the Residence Life section of the website.
Lynchburg College is located in the city of Lynchburg, Virginia, which is in the central part of the state of Virginia.
Lynchburg is a small city of approximately 76,000 citizens surrounded by beautiful natural areas. It is very close to the tree-covered Blue Ridge mountains.
Lynchburg is not far away from big cities, though. Washington, D.C., the nation’s capitol, is a half-day drive or train ride from Lynchburg. The Virginia state capitol, Richmond, is also within driving distance.
If you are interested in outdoor activities, Lynchburg is a great location. Nearby are many national parks. And our Outdoor Leadership program provides guided hiking, camping, canoeing, and caving trips for students.