Isabella Cannon Global Education Center

News Archive

Elon Class climbs above the clouds with global experience in Peru

Students in the Wilderness and Adventure Therapy course embarked on a global education experience in Peru to hike and camp on the Inca trail during the week of Thanksgiving break. 

Guatemalan scholar finds opportunities to interact, share expertise during visit to Elon

Guatemalan graduate student Marco Saz visited Elon University to immerse himself culturally in the United States and share his expertise on education with youth at risk with Elon students, faculty and staff.

Women's cross country, track and field teams to travel to Greece for global experience

The teams will be in the country Nov. 18-27 competing and participating in an oversears learning experience. 

Elon ranked #1 in study abroad

The annual ranking by the Institute of International Education recognizes Elon for sending more students abroad than any other master's-level university in the nation.

School of Communications celebrates journalist Scott Anderson and his ‘Fractured Lands’ narrative

As part of his Oct. 25 on-campus lecture, The New York Times Magazine contributing reporter outlined his expansive, 42,000-word article on the Middle East, detailing the nearly two years he spent developing a storyline involving six main characters.

Elon in San Francisco program to launch this summer

The new eight-week Study USA program features a core capstone course and an internship opportunity.

Former White House speechwriters to weigh in on 2016 presidential race in Core Forum

Republican John McConnell, former White House speechwriter for President George W. Bush, and Democrat David Halperin, former National Security Council speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, will offer their perspectives on this historical race on Oct. 4 and 5. 

Study Abroad in Bath, England

Immersive summer business program in Japan generates foreign media coverage

Through "Keizai in Kansai: Business and Culture in Japan," a group of nine Elon students studied the Japanese economy up close for nearly a month. 

Elon receives seven national rankings from the Princeton Review

The 2017 edition of “The Best 381 Colleges” guide recognizes Elon’s study abroad, career services, performing arts and several other programs.

Virginia Novine Whittaker presents at International Jazz Festival


Virginia Novine Whittaker, lecturer in music, presented a master class entitled, "Developing Your Unique Sound and Style: Targeted Concepts for Young Jazz Saxophonists" to an audience of music students, performers and teachers at the Jazzit Festival in Italy.


Matthew Buckmaster a panelist at Jazzit Festival in Italy

The assistant dean of global education and associate professor of music and education was an invited panelist for jazz education.

Two British Fulbright Scholars to teach at Elon in 2016-17

The faculty members from universities in the United Kingdom will teach courses in criminology and literature.

Elon senior awarded Fulbright to teach English in Spain

Morgan Goldstein ‘16, an elementary education and special education double major from Robbinsville, N.J., will travel to Spain in September as part of a federal program that builds good will between the United States and people of other nations.

Elon senior receives Fulbright to teach English in Turkey

Christina Daniels-Freeman ‘16, a strategic communications and international studies double major from Durham, N.C., will spend nine months teaching English in Turkey as part of a federal program that promotes mutual good will between people of the United States and people of other nations. 

Staff, faculty and alumna participate in global education conference

Five members of the Elon University community and one School of Communications graduate attended the 12th annual conference of The Forum on Education Abroad.  

Communications majors compete in NAB Show’s ‘War on the Floor’

Rajat Agarwal ’16, Sky Cowans ’16 and Andrew Steinitz ’17 will face off against teams from Clemson University and Fort Hays State University in a student video competition hosted during the 2016 NAB Show, held April 18-21 in Las Vegas.

Elon parents endow scholarship to support global study

Kristy and Bill Woolfolk of Hinsdale, Ill., have made a $100,000 gift to help make global engagement possible for students with financial need in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.

Elon student studying in Belgium is safe, students in Europe advised to be vigilant about their personal security

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Belgium, Elon’s Global Education Center is providing a security advisory to the 105 students currently studying in Europe.

Istanbul-based journalist discusses ISIS and its victims

Freelance reporter Emily Feldman led a March 7 presentation on campus, highlighting her work abroad that focuses on the humanitarian crises resulting from conflicts in Iraq and Syria, with a special focus on women. 

Business Fellows explore business and culture in Chile, Argentina

First-year Business Fellows spent two weeks in Latin America examining the differences in economic institutions between Chile and Argentina.

Journalism major investigates Catholic Church’s future in Ireland

Elon University senior Meredith Stutz spent a week abroad in January as part of her Pulitzer Center Student Fellowship, collecting insights and opinions while examining the European country’s once devout Catholic population.

Communications junior to speak at TED2016 conference

Cinema and television arts major Jonny Deaton ’17 will screen his film, “Joining the Conversation,” and kick off a discussion about nuclear weapons during the opening day of the annual conference held in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Elon University response to Zika virus

In an abundance of caution, Elon University has postponed or rerouted five Spring Break service programs to Central America and the Caribbean this March to minimize the possibility of students contracting the Zika virus.

Endowment gift supports global engagement opportunities

A generous endowment gift from the estate of two Elon grandparents will help make possible life-changing global study experiences as the university seeks to provide 100 percent access to these programs for all students.

Communications Fellows head to Florida, visit media organizations

Eighteen students from Elon University’s Communications Fellows program participated in a 10-day trip in the Sunshine State, touring communications companies and meeting with industry professionals.

iMedia students share 'fly-in' projects for the public good

Graduate students in the Interactive Media master’s program aided organizations and communities this January in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ireland and the Dominican Republic as part of their studies.

Winter Term course offers on-the-ground look at Iowa caucuses

Taught by Associate Professor Rich Landesberg, “The Trail Starts Here: The Iowa Caucuses” class allows students to engage with presidential hopefuls, interview voters, and offer real-time reporting of political events and topics.

Winter Term study abroad brings new programs and record numbers

More than 1,100 students, faculty and staff are participating this month in a total of 45 programs around the world.

Women's soccer student-athletes publish book on Costa Rica

A team visit to the Central American nation last spring inspired "Costa Rica Through the Lens: Reflections From Elon University Women’s Soccer" with contributions from players, coaches and staff.