Isabella Cannon Global Education Center

News Archive

Students expand their worldview in three-week trip to Vietnam

The global experience helped participants “break down cultural walls.”

Pulitzer Center grantee shares experience covering the stories of women in a conflict zone

Elon University, a Campus Consortium partner of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, hosted an April 11 community lecture featuring photojournalist Allison Shelley.

Diplomat talks about careers in the Department of State

The Diplomat in Residence (DIR) for the mid-Atlantic region, Kathryn Crockart met with students, visited classes, and gave a talk about careers in the Department of State. 


Journalism major publishes Pulitzer Center-funded project on economic gender reversal in post-genocide Rwanda

Thanks to her selection for the Pulitzer Center Student Fellowship, Cammie Behnke ’19 embarked on a 12-day reporting trip to one of the most densely populated countries in Africa. 

WEEE initiative hosts official on-campus launch and draws a crowd

The Women’s Elon in Entertainment Empire mentorship program held its first informational meeting and social gathering on March 14, bringing together female students interested in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.

Keep up with Elon's soccer teams, cross country team as they experience Costa Rica and Europe during Spring Break

The men's and women's soccer teams are participating in global experiences during Spring Break as part of Elon's commitment to offering student-athletes the opportunity to be globally engaged. 

Elon Football's junior class gaining global experience in Costa Rica

The team's juniors are spending spring break in the Central American country for a third consecutive year, participating in a program that combines travel with learning about conservation and ecotourism.

Shared experiences: Staff members connect with students through Global Engagement Program

The Global Engagement Program allows select staff members to join students on their study abroad courses and interact with them more closely than they often do on campus.

Elon website pages adopt new navigation header

A redesigned top section of pages on the Elon website includes a new link that highlights the university’s emphasis on global engagement.

Innovation in Israel: Start-Up Nation class explores Middle Eastern entrepreneurial phenomenon

Through historical site visits and company tours, students grasp the inherent ties between business and culture. 

LSB Center Abroad offers students lessons in adaptability, doing business in Shanghai

A group of Elon business students spent a semester in China, taking business courses and completing an internship.

Coming full circle: Mitch Pittman ’09 accompanies iMedia students to Cuba

The longtime broadcast journalist joined Senior Lecturer Randy Piland to offer professional expertise and guidance to Interactive Media students traveling abroad as part of a Winter Term course.

From Bristol to Beyond: Winter Term class visits sports industry outlets in New York City, Connecticut and Argentina

During Assistant Professor David Bockino’s Through the Lens of ESPN class, students enjoyed a staggering media tour, visiting ESPN, Fox Sports, SNY, and the New York Yankees, as well as sports outlets and athletic venues in Bueno Aires.

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

Graduate students in the Interactive Media master’s program aided organizations, communities and individuals in Colombia, Cuba, Dominica and Ecuador during their Winter Term course.

Cammie Behnke ’19 selected for Pulitzer Center Student Fellowship

The senior journalism major will spend 12 days examining the evolution of women in post-genocide Rwanda.

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 31 programs around the globe.

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.