The Winter Term course offering through the Study USA program at Elon focuses on getting a firsthand look at the political process and learning from a broad range of professionals working in the nation's capital.
More than 1,100 students, faculty and staff are participating this month in 44 programs on six continents.
The new eight-week Study USA program features a core capstone course and an internship opportunity.
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.
Seven professors and instructors from across campus have been selected 2015-16 Leadership Faculty Scholars.
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.