Isabella Cannon Global Education Center

News Archive

Elon in South Africa: A cup of tea sparks a movement

A group of students participating in the Winter Term program The Call of South Africa tell the story of Original T-Bag Designs, an effort to use recycled materials to create art and boost employment in the country.

Winter Term Global Engagement programs send Elon students, faculty and staff throughout the world

Nearly 1,000 students, faculty and staff are participating this month in 37 programs on six continents.

Fourteen straight years: Elon is #1 in study abroad for master’s universities in the 2017 Open Doors report

The annual ranking by the Institute of International Education names Elon University the nation’s leading master's institution for the number of students studying abroad.

Saudi Arabian delegation visits School of Education

The School of Education and the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center hosted 14 international visitors from Saudi Arabia on Nov. 2 to engage in a cultural exchange on the topic of education.

Drop-in TODAY to learn about courses and opportunities with languages & cultures

The Department of World Languages & Cultures is collaborating with the Global Education Center to host a drop-in open advising session in Carlton on Monday, Oct. 30

New partnership creates New Zealand study abroad offering for Elon education students

Elon University has partnered with the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, and Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, for a semester-long experience for students in the School of Education. 

J McMerty’s new documentary to make world premiere in Spain

The director of the Elon in Los Angeles program chronicled the life of acclaimed artist Betty Gold, and the final product will be screened on Nov. 3 at the 2017 Mallorca International Film Festival.

Opening Doors: Elon parents endow Global Engagement Scholarship

The Graves family makes a generous gift so more students may have the transformative experience offered by studies abroad. 

Elon students in Shanghai visit medical device design and manufacturing plant

Students in the Love School of Business Center Abroad program learned about operational practices and management strategies while touring the Nypro Shanghai design and manufacturing plant.

Center for Engaged Learning releases statement on integrating global learning

The Statement on Integrating Global Learning with the University Experience: Higher-Impact Study Abroad and Off-Campus Domestic Study is now available for free download from the Center for Engaged Learning.

Students of French, Spanish present at Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures

On Saturday, Sept. 23, Elon hosted students and faculty from Elon and regional universities at its second annual Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures.

Students at Center Abroad in Shanghai tour production plant, gain insight to supply chain

Elon students visited and toured the SAIC Volkswagen production facility in Shanghai as a part of a business-focused study abroad program.

Study abroad experience inspires alumna to pursue medical degree in Germany

A member of the Class of 2016, Alyssa Romano started medical school this summer in Tübingen, Germany. 

Della Volpe to deliver Core Forum address on Millennials and civic engagement

John Della Volpe is the director of polling at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics and is founder and CEO of SocialSphere, a big data and social media analytics company. 

Bryan Anderson ’18 dives deep into News21’s ‘Troubled Water’ investigation

During his 10-week fellowship this summer, the Elon University journalism and media analytics double major joined 28 student journalists to investigate drinking water contamination in communities across the country.

Elon's study abroad, career services programs earn national rankings from Princeton Review

The 2018 edition of “The Best 382 Colleges” guide recognizes Elon as one of the nation’s best-run colleges with an outstanding environment for learning.

Gisclair travels to Spain for digital teaching tools seminar

The communications department chair was one of seven academics nationwide to take part in the Council on International Educational Exchange’s weeklong seminar in Seville.

Elon MBA cohort explores business in Europe

As part of an international business course, students visited VF Corp., AkzoNobel Coatings, UPS and Cisco abroad to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by doing business in 21st century Europe.

Family honors memory of Elon alumnus with Global Education Scholarship

The Michael Poteat '04 Global Education Scholarship will give students suffering from chronic illness the opportunity to study abroad and have a life-changing experience.

Memphis columnist features journey of recent Elon grad from Haiti

Columnist David Waters with the Memphis Commercial Appeal wrote about the path of Elisson Adrien '17, who graduated in May with a degree in biology. 

Vic Costello enjoys 'gratifying' experience teaching film production in Ethiopia

The associate professor of communications participated in a 10-day filmmaking workshop in the horn of Africa, providing much-needed instruction for members of Ethiopia’s fledgling film industry.

Elon employees honored at Staff Appreciation Day
Six Elon staff members were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the university at a May 26 awards program during the annual staff appreciation celebration in Alumni Gymnasium. 

 

Oprah Winfrey visits Elon to celebrate graduation of one of her ‘daughter girls’ 

Nosipho Shangase '17, who graduated from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, has become an accomplished public health scholar at Elon and will pursue her doctorate in the field. 

New grove of trees marks legacy of international members of the Class of 2017

The May 18 tree-planting event is an extension of the Elon tradition of handing out oak saplings to new graduates.  

Golin Unternship to take Elon senior on a six-week cross-country adventure

Jasper Thomas III, a double major in cinema and television arts and theatre studies, was recently named the recipient of an unconventional internship offered by Golin, one of the world's largest public relations firms.

Elon symposium advances conversation about global engagement programs   

The recent Global Education Symposium hosted by Elon's Center for Research on Global Engagement and the Doctor of Physical Therapy program brought experts to campus to talk about effective and collaborative global education initiatives. 

Elon Study USA announces Spring 2018 option for Elon in New York 

With the addition of the spring semester opportunity, Elon in New York will become Study USA’s first program available year-round.

Global Education Center accepting applications

The GEC is currently accepting applications for fall 2017, winter 2018 and spring 2018. 

Elon delegation shines in first Model Arab League conference

The 16-member team from Elon placed second overall and received 12 individual awards. 

Elon Football set for global experience in Costa Rica

The university is committed to ensuring that student-athletes are able to take advantage of the global engagement experiences that are a hallmark of an Elon education.