Isabella Cannon Global Education Center

News Archive

Elon students receive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Access to Global Engagement
Four Elon students received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a Department of State grant dedicated to funding opportunities for underrepresented students to study in underrepresented locations.


Elon ranked #1 in study abroad

The annual ranking by the Institute of International Education again names Elon University the nation’s top master’s level institution in the number of students studying abroad. 

Communications faculty present research at ISSOTL conference in Norway

Associate Professors Derek Lackaff, Phillip Motley and Amanda Sturgill attended the 2018 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference, which attracts international scholars and educators to share recent work and to discuss how to advance the future of higher education.

Johnson, Gatti and Buckmaster present at study abroad conference

Amy Johnson, Evan Gatti and Matthew Buckmaster present "Intentionally Global: An examination of the “global citizen” through intentional connections between the Core Curriculum &
Global Education at Elon University" at CIEE Conference.

Vandermaas-Peeler presents with colleagues at two international conferences

Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, director of the Center for Research on Global Engagement and professor of psychology, offered insights from research with colleagues from six institutions. 

Pulitzer Center speaker reflects on covering the world’s 'most vulnerable'

Elon University, a Campus Consortium partner of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, hosted an Oct. 24 community lecture featuring Academy Award-winning multimedia journalist Emily Kassie.

Jessica Gisclair presents paper on curriculum development of study abroad courses

The chair of the Communications Department presented a paper on using design thinking as a curriculum strategy to build study abroad courses that are well-thought-out and flexible to build students’ global confidences and encourage creative thinking. 

Documentary produced by Vic Costello awarded BEA Best of Show award

“Young Filmmakers of Ethiopia,” a one-hour documentary produced by the associate professor of communications, will be shown at the Broadcast Education Association’s On-Location Conference, held at the University of Houston Oct. 18-20.

Elon hosting two British Fulbright Scholars in 2018-19

Faculty members in the United Kingdom will teach courses and conducting research through the U.S.-U.K. exchange program. 

Allegra Laing to serve as regional chair for association of international education

Allegra Laing, assistant director of diversity and inclusion in study abroad, was nominated unanimously as chair for NAFSA Region VII for 2020.


Council on International Educational Exchange hosts health, safety and security workshop at Elon

Study abroad and risk management practitioners took on a fictional international crisis during an exercise at Elon to learn from experts and to consider their emergency preparedness.

Elon earns top national marks in study abroad, career services and more in 2019 Princeton Review college guide

“The Best 384 Colleges” guide ranks Elon University as the #2 “best-run” college in the country.


Landon Kestlinger ’19 reflects on screening his film at the Cannes Short Film Corner

The Elon University senior presented his short film, “The Reach,” an adaptation of a Stephen King story, at a showcase for aspiring filmmakers at the 2018 Cannes International Film Festival in France.

Leupold delivers presentation on Elon Volleyball Team's recent study abroad course

The presentation highlighted the spring 2018 course that was designed to explore culture not only at the national level, but also at the team and individual person levels.

Bravo! Elon students join performance of 'La Traviata' in Florence

A group of 12 Elon students were part of a professional performance of the opera masterpiece in Florence, Italy, through the Summer Opera Workshop, a partnership between Elon and Accademia Europea di Firenze.


Vandermaas-Peeler and Buckmaster receive Colonial Academic Alliance grant through James Madison University

The grant will fund a study looking at the interaction between a student's characteristics and the experiences they have while studying abroad.

Jessica Gisclair, Bill Burress present workshop on global competency in the digital age

Joined by Elon alumna Daniela Ceron ’18, the Elon University colleagues co-led a May 30 workshop, examining teaching modules that explore global competence through the use of traditional and digital media in and out of the classroom.

Graduating international students mark their legacy in International Grove

2018 international graduates plant their saplings in the International Grove, adding to the inaugural oaks planted by 2017 international graduates.


Elon family makes $100,000 estate gift to endow global engagement scholarship

Jay and Patricia Caler P’15 of Denver, North Carolina, want to help provide the same transformative experience their daughter, Katie ’15, enjoyed as an Elon student.

Global photo contest gallery on display in The Oak House

The annual global photo contest drew more than 150 submissions from the Elon community, capturing moments of global engagement all over the world.

Technology helps bring commencement to parents of international student

A member of the Class of 2018 will be able to share this special day with her parents, neither of whom have been out of their home country before. 


Elon International Society hosts first student award ceremony

The Elon International Society celebrated the achievements of international students at its year-end banquet on Friday, May 4. 

Elon senior earns $15,000 public service award to support nonprofit work

Surya Shahi, who is majoring in acting and international studies, has received the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award to advance his nonprofit that is building a school in his native Nepal. 

Elon University hosts N.C. Study Abroad Re-entry Conference

North Carolina Association of International Educators' annual Re-entry conference hosted at Elon University.

Journalism major publishes Pulitzer Center-funded report on de-radicalization in London prisons

Paul LeBlanc ’18, who was awarded a Pulitzer Center Student Fellowship, published an April 30 article titled “In Belmarsh Prison: Radicalization or De-radicalization?”

Elon students and staff attend Diversity Abroad Conference and Global Student Leadership Summit 

Elon students who have participated in study abroad programs attended the Diversity Abroad Conference and Global Student Leadership with members of Elon faculty.

State Department delegation visits Elon to learn about service-learning

A delegation from the State Department visited Elon to learn about service-learning in a presentation from the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement and had a chance to serve with students on Loy Farm.

GEC hosting annual photo contest 

Submit an entry to the Global Photo Contest by April 22 for a chance to win a free flight voucher! Vote for your favorites between April 23 and 29.

Elon in LA instructor to release new acting book

Talent manager and publicist Brad Lemack will release his third book, “The New Business of Acting: The Next Edition," in September.

Networking abroad: Elon alumni in London share advice with students

Hosted by the London Alumni Chapter, a panel of alumni discussed professional development and life living abroad.