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Global Share

Gannon University’s student body and academic community represents an impressive global presence, welcoming hundreds of global students to campus annually– and has been recognized for hosting the 8th largest global student population of universities in Pennsylvania in recent years. As president of Gannon, I am proud of our University’s remarkable global outreach and commitment to inclusion of all into the fabric of our learning community. I am inspired by the devotion our employees have to caring for our global students, in supporting their academic and personal development, and in celebrating our difference in cultures and beliefs. Embodying our Mission, we have placed a greater emphasis on infusing global initiatives and programming into our daily lives, which has created a deeper sense of belonging for our students and promoted dialogue and an expanded worldview of each member of our campus community. We are blessed to have the ability to make a difference in and transform the lives of the global students and employees who have put their faith in us to provide the education and opportunities abroad that they have dreamed of. We are equally grateful for the impact they have made on our lives. We are excited to launch this inaugural global news brief and look forward to continuing to share more on their great work and the opportunities, events and resources available for Gannon and local community members to get involved and engage with our global family.

 

Global Plan Initiatives

New Steps & Next Steps

Strategies for Academic Success Workshops Offered throughout the Semester

The English Language and Global Training department is offering free one-hour workshops to all international students who wish to improve their skills and expand their toolbox in a variety of academic areas. Starting the second week of September, students can learn about reading strategies, paraphrasing tips, presentation skills, the process of academic paper development, and presentation techniques. Other workshops also include engaging in campus activities and social success as well as an opportunity for students to propose their own workshop. Schedule will be posted on the Gannon website and in the Global Support office and workshops will begin the week of September 10th.

Students and Stuff members enjoying the Global Coffee Hour
The very first IHA meeting
Cookout at Kirk House with students from Nepal, Germany, France, Japan and Hong Kong.
Exchange students from Germany volunteering at the annual Block Party

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International students play a huge role in the life of our University. Throughout the Orientation Week, as well as at numerous other events, they were active and focused on getting engaged in a new environment.  

IHA’s mission is to help promote, defend, and respect Hispanic diversity on Gannon University’s community through events and activities. Our goal is to serve as a support system for Hispanic and non-Hispanic students, faculty and staff that share appreciation of culture.