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Study Abroad and International Experience| Program

You don’t have to interrupt your studies to travel the world — your next adventure begins right here, right now.

By making an international experience part of your academic journey, Lake Erie College students who learn, live and work in a distant country gain the personal and professional traits sought by potential employers. Skills such as communication, decision-making, and independence can be honed in an international setting. The rich diversity of experiences that come from these programs spark incredible careers and lives of personal fulfillment. 

Complete the Study Abroad Registration Form to determine course equivalency between our LEC curriculum and that offered by international institutions.

A Few Tips

  • Ask us for help.

    • Our application will help us understand how we can help you. 

  • Get started early.

    • All international experiences require plenty of planning and we can help.

  • Get the Office of Financial Aid involved.

    • Get us involved early in the process. Their staff will work with you and our partners to arrange any financial assistance available for your trip.

Choose your purpose, your place, and your people. Use your international experience to be empowered!

Semester Study Abroad

Lake Erie College has partnered with CAPA – The Global Education Network to offer the following semester, short term and summer Study Abroad opportunities:

Learn more at CAPA World Blog.

Sorrento, Italy Sant’Anna Institute

Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy 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.

Sant’Anna Institute study abroad opportunities include:

  • Semester, short-term and summer study abroad programs

  • Faculty-led and customized group programs

  • Internships for academic credit

  • Service-learning and community engagement projects

Please review the Lake Erie - S. Anna document to get an idea of the breadth of what they offer and before you speak with LEC faculty about course equivalencies.

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


The Fulbright Program, the United States government’s flagship program of international educational and cultural exchange, offers passionate and accomplished students and scholars in more than 160 countries the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to mutual understanding. These talented Fulbrighters from all backgrounds inspire, innovate, and contribute to finding solutions to challenges facing our communities and our world.

Fulbright Scholars -- college and university faculty, administrators, and researchers, as well as artists and professionals -- build their skills and connections, gain valuable international insights, and return home to share their experiences with their students and colleagues.  Scholars come from and go to all institution types and geographic regions across the United States and around the world. 

The Fulbright Scholar Program for academics and professionals awards more than 1,700 fellowships each year, enabling 800 U.S. Scholars to go abroad and 900 Visiting Scholars to come to the United States. As a Fulbright Scholar, you’ll make meaningful contributions to communities abroad and at home, as well as in your chosen field. You’ll also advance your career by joining a network of accomplished alumni serving as leaders and educators across the globe.  

Gloucestershire, England Hartpury

Hartpury is pleased to be able to offer Study Abroad experiences to Lake Erie College students.  Hartpury is beautifully situated in the county of Gloucestershire, two hours west of London, England.  Study Abroad students will typically visit Hartpury for one semester, either September to December or January to June.  The second semester has the attraction of including a three-week break at Easter – ideal for further travel!

We are a highly focused institution teaching animal science, equine science, agriculture, sports science, and applied business management.  We offer learning opportunities at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, as well as research/PhD programs.

Our campus continues to benefit from ongoing financial investment.  We regularly stage world-class equestrian events and, in 2018, also hosted our first-ever Rugby Union international fixture. Many professional sports teams and athletes make use of our facilities.

Students are able to choose from a wide range of classes and we will be happy to discuss your individual objectives and requirements. Former Study Abroad students from Lake Erie College have enjoyed their time with us tremendously – in one case to such an extent that she subsequently returned as a member of our own faculty!

To learn more...

We are eager to visit with you to learn how an international experience fits into your goals. Email your faculty adviser about CAPA, Sant'Anna, Hartpury, other unique opportunities that fit with your academic and career goals.

Faculty Advisors

LEC Faculty-led Study Tours

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.

Global Internship Program

International internships are offered through CAPA, Sant’Anna and arranged by LEC faculty.