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Erie, PA 16541
105 Commercial Center Drive
Ruskin, FL 33573
Every year, hundreds of global students come to Gannon to pursue an academic program or learn English yet many of them never experience an American home. The Global Friendship Program seeks to bridge that gap by matching participating students with local
The Global Friendship Program provides informal opportunities for global students to connect with volunteer community members. Students enjoy a connection to the city they might not otherwise experience. For community members, this is an exciting opportunity
to learn about another culture while helping global students transition to their home away from home.
Please note that this is not a homestay program. Global students live on or around campus and join community members in activities that expose them to aspects of American culture, such as sharing a meal, going to an event, or exploring Presque
Isle Peninsula (for more ideas, see page 8 of the handbook!). Community members have no financial obligation to the student or Gannon University.
For full program details, including expectations, please review the Global Friendship Program Handbook.
Global students interested in being considered for participation in the Global Friendship Program, please complete this online application: https://forms.office.com/r/B529Z7XSCPA.
Community members, please complete this online application: https://forms.office.com/r/Xxe4q449kc.
*Please note, first semester students will be given priority placement in the program. Placement with a community member is not guaranteed. Additionally, not all applicants may be a good fit for this program.
A unique event to share food from cultures around the globe. Guests also enjoy a display of cultural performances from students and community members.