Isabella Cannon Global Education Center

News Archive

Elon ranks #1 in study abroad, setting new records for global experiences

As more Elon students than ever before traveled overseas this fall for global experiences, a new report from the Institute of International Education shows the university maintaining its top placement in an annual ranking for the number of undergraduates who study abroad.

Students take part in global experiences with scholarship support

More than $80,000 was awarded in scholarship assistance this fall as hundreds of Elon University students participate in semester study abroad programs that have seen strong growth in recent years.

Advisory about study abroad and Ebola

Elon University has adjusted some study abroad programs and offers advice to students who have questions or may be considering travel to areas of Africa affected by the Ebola virus. Please read this note for details.

Experts describe needs of immigrants to U.S.

Thousands of refugees each year face hurdles in rebuilding lives away from homes where they were persecuted, and on Monday evening in the Global Neighborhood, Elon University students learned more about issues confronting new arrivals to the United States.

International LLC wins annual mural competition

The mural on the second floor of Global Neighborhood D depicts a Phoenix with words in different languages and flags from around the world.

Paul Geis takes part in IFSA-Butler's 'Institute at the Institute'

The associate director of Study Abroad at Elon University traveled to Indiana in July 2014 for the highly competitive program.

Elon modifies upcoming Winter Term programs

Winter Term 2015 classes in Israel and Ghana have been canceled or postponed due to regional security and health concerns in Africa and the Middle East.

Sarah Glasco presents at NAFSA conference, publishes article in CUR Quarterly

The assistant professor of French presented research on short-term study abroad programs and intercultural competence at the annual convention in May. Her article, "Preparing Undergraduates for Research Projects in Faculty-led Short-term Study Abroad Courses," appears in the Winter 2014 issue of CUR Quarterly.

Elon in L.A. Students showcase work

The Elon in Los Angeles program had its culminating event on July 30, 2014.

New Study USA director visits 'Elon in DC' interns

Mark Dalhouse, the new director of the Study USA program in the Global Education Center, joined Elon colleagues Pam and Chalmers Brumbaugh in late June to visit 16 students interning this summer in the nation's capital.

Fully completed Global Neighborhood opens for 2014-15

Elon University's newest residential complex is a place for students to grow into global citizens as faculty and staff members who reside on campus create programs that complement what young scholars learn in class.

Elon in L.A. kicks off summer 2014 program

The seventh annual Elon in Los Angeles summer program kicked off May 31.

Dance major honored at Los Angeles film festival

Rising senior Amber Schmiesing, whose work with film was inspired by her experience in the "Elon in L.A." program, won the Dance Camera West film festival's Emerging Artist Second Runner Up Award for an original dance film. 

Six seniors receive Fulbright awards

The Class of 2014 is sending more scholars overseas next year with Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grants than any previous class in Elon University history.

Elon becomes a paradise for Afghan student

When Toorialey Fazly ’14 left Afghanistan in 2010 to come to Elon, he was expecting the experience to be uneventful. What Fazly, who graduates this spring from the university, found instead transformed his life.

Elon in L.A. students hold showcase event

Students in the Elon in Los Angeles program showcase talent at end-of-semester event.

Live in Los Angeles: Spring 2015

Elon in Los Angeles: Live, take classes and do an internship in the entertainment capital of the world.

Spend Winter Term 2015 in Hawaii

Interested in spending your Winter Term 2015 with Study USA? With Study USA you can study in a tropical locale without the need for a passport in the course "Hawaii: Nation or State."

SGA president reflects on experiences abroad

Welsford Bishopric '14 had the opportunity to participate in three distinct Global Study experiences.

Prudence Layne presents paper and leads workshop at the Mico Research Day Conference in Jamaica

The associate professor of English & coordinator of African and African-American Studies program was invited to present a paper titled "Transforming Higher Education: Restructuring Space and Minds” and lead a workshop for faculty during the Mico University College's Week of Activities held in Kingston, Jamaica during the week of April 8.

Prudence Layne interviewed on Jamaican Radio program

Associate Professor of English Prudence Layne, coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program, was interviewed on the live radio show “Both Sides of the Story,” a program that is broadcasted live on Power 106 FM radio in Jamaica.

Applications from Elon in L.A. spring '15 - available now

Apply now through Study USA to live, take classes and do an internship in Los Angeles before the April 15 priority application deadline.

Oaks Residential Neighborhood holds inaugural Study Abroad/Study USA Fair

The Oaks Residential Neighborhood targets its goal to infuse Study Abroad/Study USA opportunities into the neighborhood;  foster academic engagement around “experiential learning” with special emphasis on preparing for study abroad; and to promote inter-cultural knowledge and competence, including leadership.

Study USA pilots 'Elon in NYC' program for Fall 2014

Elon University's Isabella Cannon Global Education Center created a program that allows students to spend a full semester living, learning and interning in the "Big Apple."

Ashesi University founder honored with Elon entrepreneurship medal

Patrick G. Awuah Jr., president of Ashesi University in Ghana, traveled from Africa to the United States to receive an award that recognizes entrepreneurs who are leaders in their industry and who exemplify the values of Elon University.

It's not too late to intern in DC, LA or Alaska this summer

Application deadline for Study USA summer programs is March 1 and students are encouraged to apply now.

Dual-degree program readies students for careers in international business

Aubrey Crawley '16 plans to further her German language skills by studying at Reutlingen University beginning this fall.

Career Moves: Preparation helps senior land 'Conan' internship

Todd Leonard '14 credits resources available through the Student Professional Development Center for teaching him some of the best practices he used through the "Elon in LA" program to secure a late-night TV internship.

Turkey: Where East Meets West

Experience Turkey through the lens of Elon University Photographer Kim Walker, who visited the country during Winter Term 2014.

Prudence Layne presents workshop at WISE 2014 conference

The associate professor of English and coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program led participants in a session titled "Whose Intercultural Learning? Study Abroad, Research and Scholarship: Creating Opportunities for Faculty, Staff and Students."