Studying Abroad in Erie, Pennsylvania
Students who attend Gannon's international partner universities in Australia,
Chile, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and Spain are welcome to study abroad on our campus in Erie, Pennsylvania for a semester or a full academic year.
Why study abroad at Gannon University?
Gannon University offers incoming study abroad exchange students an opportunity to experience small-town living on an urban campus, all within a short car ride to larger cities such as Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Situated in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, Gannon's unique campus provides students with the convenience of being within walking distance to a number of restaurants, the Erie Art Museum, the Warner Theater, the Erie Insurance Arena (home to Erie's hockey, basketball and indoor football teams), UPMC Park (home of Erie's baseball team) and the bayfront. Also located a short distance away are the Millcreek Mall and Presque Isle.
Students choosing to enroll at Gannon as a non degree-seeking exchange student can take courses in each of the university's Colleges: the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences, the College of Business and Engineering and the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. Exchange students are also encouraged to participate in clubs, intramurals and events held on campus. Gannon has something for everyone!
-Dynamic professors who are leaders in their fields: Gannon's faculty excel in their disciplines, and they are eager to share their knowledge and experience with you.
-A foundation of faith, and religious diversity: you will be invited every day to continue your spirituality within your own cultural tradition or deepen your Catholic faith.
-A caring environment with personalized class sizes: you will learn in small, discussion-based classrooms led by professors who truly care about your personal and professional development.
Incoming exchange and study abroad students are able to choose from a wide variety of courses offered at Gannon University. Course descriptions can be found in the Academic Catalog, which can be found under the Academic Offerings tab. Dependent upon the visiting student's major, some upper-level, major-specific courses may be available, provided that the student meets the prerequisite requirements for their selected program and/or courses. These upper-level courses will be offered at the discretion of the program director.
Exchange students will live on campus in one of Gannon's residential buildings. By living on campus, students will be further ingrained in the Gannon Experience and will be able to meet and interact with students from a number of cultures. These campus housing offerings may be in the form of traditional-style college dorm rooms or shared apartments. Due to housing demands, specific buildings cannot be guaranteed, but students will be guaranteed a residence on campus. For more information on the residential buildings on campus, students can visit the Residence Units page.
Students studying at Gannon University are not required to purchase a meal plan, but are encouraged to do so. Because not all living accommodations will include a kitchen, purchasing a meal plan will enable students to eat at one of the many cafes on campus. More information about meal plans and their costs can be found here.
For more information on what exchange students can expect from their time at Gannon University, including the academic areas in which students can pursue their studies, please reference our Viewbook.
Students interested in spending a semester at Gannon are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor and/or International Office to complete the Incoming International Exchange Application. With the application, students should also submit an official transcript, a copy of their passport, English Language Test scores, and proof of financial means to support themselves while studying at Gannon.
The Application Deadline for Fall Semester is March 15. The Application Deadline for Spring Semester is September 30.