Lithuania 2023


Lithuania is a culture where ancient religion and modern ideology is being challenged by Western consumer culture.  North America is a secular, highly religious (often civil), pluralistic, producer of Lithuania is a place of deep roots and culture, fully in the European Union, yet with its own unique perspectives. Here you can explore the freedom movement which ended Soviet Occupation only 30 years ago, and experience life on the buffer between Russia and the rest of Europe. In this seminar, students from Eastern Mennonite University will join students at the LCC International University (in Klaipeda) to experience, observe, and learn from and with each other. Living and traveling with students, from Lithuania and other Eastern European countries is an amazing way to enter into the nexus of this rooted and changing culture. A special inquiry will explore the role of religion in the context of global change.

Students will use photography (no photography experience needed) as a way to immerse themselves in the culture, exploring old cities and Holocaust sites, cultural festivals and wind swept beaches, and finally something they discover that personally fascinates them. The experience will be capped by doing a photographic essay and creating a collaborative book of photographs.


Locations: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia
Seminar Leaders: Jerry Holsopple, Visual & Communication Arts
Estimated Cost: $7,200 (subject to change) Includes tuition, travel, room & board
Approximate Dates: May 10 – June 26, 2023 (6 weeks)

CCSSC 201 Intercultural Social Science: Religion and Cultural Change - Myths and Images of Post Modernity 3 SH
CCPHT 313 Photography of People and Place 3 SH

Required Immunizations

  • RoutineMMR, DPT series with last booster within 10 years, IPV or OPV, Hep A, and Hep B
  • In an effort to maximize the safety of our hosts and our students, EMU Intercultural Programs requires all employees and students who plan to travel for intercultural immersion, both domestic and international, to have completed their vaccination regimen for COVID-19 more than 14 days prior to travel. This requirement is one of the standard immunizations required for enrollment, effective Mar. 1, 2021. 

Immunizations may be obtained at the EMU Health Center by appointment.
Immunizations may also be obtained from your local health department or primary care provider.

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