Isabella Cannon Global Education Center

News Archive

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.

Academics, service-learning put Dominican Republic experience in perspective

During Elon University’s Thanksgiving break, members of the baseball team traveled to the Dominican Republic to study the Caribbean nation’s culture, economy and affinity for baseball as part of the “Globalization in Contemporary Sport” class.

Seven faculty members named Leadership Scholars

Seven professors and instructors from across campus have been selected 2015-16 Leadership Faculty Scholars. 

Elon ranked #1 in study abroad

In its annual ranking, the Institute of International Education recognizes Elon for sending more students abroad than any other master’s-level university in the United States.

'Be instruments of peace'

The campus community remembered the victims of a terrorist attack in Paris in a Sunday vigil in which university leaders challenged Elon students to make a difference in the world by committing to lives of compassion and kindness.

Students attend Global Engagement Semester Showcase

The Global Ambassadors-hosted event allowed interested students to discover available semester Study Abroad and Study USA programs and to learn from program alumni.

Student-produced film accepted into New Orleans festival

While studying abroad in Prague last fall, Elon University senior Liam Hall co-wrote and co-directed “Tři Cíga,” an eight-minute short film gaining attention on the festival circuit, including the New Orleans Film Festival.

Elon student participates in Clinton Global Initiative

Odyssey Scholar and Elon University sophomore Barang Phuk will attend the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York City this weekend to advocate for tuition-free schools in her home nation of Cambodia.

'Elon in New York' students commemorate 9/11

Twenty Elon University students in Study USA's "Elon in New York" fall semester program observed the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with a visit to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum along with a representative from the nonprofit September 11 Families for Peace.

Elon named a "Top 10 most globally minded" college

The Christian Science Monitor highlights Elon's top-ranked study abroad program and other academic programs that promote global engagement.

Matt Lee ’16 receives farewell shout-out on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’

The media arts and entertainment major was pulled on camera on Aug. 12, 2015, by television host Michelle Beadle, who presented him with a cake and called him “easily one of our top five interns in ‘SportsNation’ history.”

The miracle of Gabriela Rosales

Five months after a horrific traffic accident near the Center for the Arts, Gabriela Rosales returned to Elon University on Aug. 14, 2015, to visit with a campus community whose outpouring of support has lifted her spirits during her ongoing recovery.

Record number of students participating in Elon in LA

The summer program in Los Angeles, featuring engaged classes and internship opportunities, is setting new marks for participation and success.


Elon Law clinic partners with Mexican consulate general

The Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic helped families who visited the university when the Consulate General of Mexico opened mobile offices on Elon’s main campus this week as part of its public outreach efforts.