Study Abroad and International Experience

Your next adventure begins right here, right now.

Here at Lake Erie, you can find almost everything you need. Now, you don’t have to interrupt your studies to travel the world. In fact, students who learn, live and work in a distant country gain the personal and professional traits that spark incredible careers. They maximize every day. Why wouldn't they?

Choose your purpose, your place and your people – you are ready to study abroad.

Message from the Vice President for Academic Affairs
If you are interested in study abroad, please speak with Eric Evans and your faculty adviser about how CAPA, Sant'Anna or another program that is a possible fit with your academic and career goals.
In terms of paperwork, the best place to begin would be the Study Abroad Registration Form to inform a conversation with faculty about possible course equivalency.
Don't be overwhelmed by the Study Abroad Application, we can take it step by step, and plan ahead for your trip.  Please pay special attention to Page 9 as this can help you speak with Financial Aid about any financial assistance that is available.

Semester Study Abroad


Lake Erie College has partnered with CAPA – The Global Education Network to offer the following Study Abroad opportunities:

Buenos Aires

CAPA World Blog

Sant'Anna Institute

Sant’Anna Institute organizes study abroad programs in partnership with Lake Erie College.

They offer:
  • semester and short-term study abroad programs
  • faculty-led and customized group programs
  • internships for academic credit
  • service learning and community engagement projects

Sant’Anna Institute provides undergraduate students with the best international experience. Students get to live in a foreign country while improving their linguistic and cross-cultural communication skills providing a perspective that encourages greater opportunities in the world community and enhances the student’s outlook in multiple ways.

Please review the Lake Erie - S. Anna  document to give an idea of the breadth of what they offer and when speaking with faculty about course equivalencies.

Please review the Italian Language document to see their Italian syllabi.


Other Options

Other options are available through partnerships with Hartpury College (Equine Studies and Sports Management), International Studies Institute in Florence, Accademia Italiana in Salerno (Italian Studies), Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento (Italian Studies),  Umbra Institute in Perugia ( Italian Studies) and Panrimo (French Studies) and Arcadia (French Studies). Please contact Eric Evans at or 440.375.7056 for additional information and a complete list of options. Students in French and Italian studies should contact Dr. Paola Basile at or 440.375.7542 directly for additional information. Students in Equine Studies may contact Dr. Pamela Hess at or 440.375.8005  and students in Sports Management may contact Dr. Amanda Curtis at or 440.375.7167 for additional information.


Lake Erie College faculty also offer Study Tours that include semester long courses linked to 1-2 week trips abroad. This is an excellent way to experience other cultures and international travel in a shorter time frame.


Italy - proposal


Italy - 2019

2017-2018 STUDY TOURS

Italy Pictures and Stories of the 2018 trip




International internships are offered through CAPA and also arranged by LEC faculty. Please see Eric Evans at or 440.375.7056 for additional information.