Study Abroad and International Experience

Prepare for a global professional environment by studying abroad with Lake Erie College. Experience diverse cultures around the world to enhance your learning. Discover a better understanding of yourself and the world around you.

In the present day globalized environment, the need for intercultural awareness is more pronounced than ever before. In alignment with Lake Erie College’s mission, with special emphasis regarding preparing “…students to succeed as practitioners, professionals and responsible citizens in a contemporary world,” the primary goal of international studies and programs at Lake Erie College is to enhance the multicultural outcomes to empower students. Specifically, we want our students to approach their lives through the lens of cultures other than their own, and also to perform at a high level in the globally oriented fields such as international relations and international business.

International experiences, in an academic setting, provide students an excellent opportunity to live and learn in a culture other than their own, and focus on developing skills necessary to be successful in an increasingly interconnected world. Through internationally focused immersion experiences, Lake Erie College aspires to help students develop their perspectives in such a way to participate more effectively in the global economy and workforce.

Semester Study Abroad

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

Buenos Aires
Barcelona (coming soon)

CAPA World Blog

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 Dr. Rabi Hasan at or 440.375.7122 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.

2017-2018 STUDY TOURS





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