Spring 2018 Study Abroad and Study USA programs available soon!

Applications for the Priority Period open April 4, 2017 and close 11:59 p.m. on May 4, 2017.

Visit MyElonGlobal for more information about the programs.

 

 

The Global Ambassador Semester Program Showcase is back!

Join us Thursday, April 6, 2017 in Global Commons from 3-6 p.m. to learn more about semester Study Abroad and Study USA Programs from past participants and GEC staff! Hear about their experiences and bring any unanswered questions.

Photo Credit: Chloe Allen- Sevilla, Spain (CIEE), Fall 2015

 

 

Study in the Big Apple with Elon in New York City this SPRING!

Elon in NYC has added a spring program for 2018! Applications open April 4.

Earn a Core Capstone Seminar: Living in the Global Community in the summer, or study at Maymount Manhattan College in the spring with Elon in NYC!

 

Photo: Nic Nelson '17, Elon in NYC summer 2016

 

 

Study and intern in our nation's capital with The Washington Center!

Earn internship credit in fields such as business, communications, public policy, and international affairs. Also, attend weekly lectures and seminars with top executive officials! 

Fall 2017 applications EXTENDED to April 27! Spring 2018 applications open April 4!

 

Intern in the Entertainment Capital of the World with Elon in Los Angeles!

Participate in behind-the-scene tours of productions in progress, film screenings, and mentoring interactions with Elon alumni.

Spring 2018 applications open April4!

 

Study Abroad

Elon in Los Angeles Programs

Elon in LA offers a spring semester or summer term opportunity for students to take classes and intern in the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Spring Semester Program

The LA semester program runs approximately the same weeks as courses on Elon's main campus but please check the program brochure for specific dates. J McMerty, assistant professor of communications, serves as the program's director and is permanently based in Los Angeles.

Students will be enrolled in three or four classes while working at one or two professional internships for credit. There will be classes offered in Production, Art History, Public Relations and Media Law.  All courses will be supplemented with sessions from industry professionals and Elon alumni.

Elon in LA students have regularly scheduled activities such as, film screenings, behind-the-scenes tours of productions in progress, and mentoring interactions with Elon alumni working and living in Los Angeles. Students are housed in a fully furnished, full-service, secure corporate apartment complex in Burbank-within walking distance of Warner Brothers Studios.

Elon students pay regular Elon tuition plus an additional housing and programming fee. The approximate cost of the spring program is $23,700. This includes Elon tuition (up to 18 credits) programming costs, and housing. Transportation and food are not included.

Elon in LA spring Payment and Cancellation Policy
• $400 deposit is due at time of application and is applied to the total program cost
• The $400 deposit becomes non-refundable two months after acceptance in the program (this date will vary by student and you should take note of the date you receive your acceptance email)
• Full program cost is due based on Elon’s spring payment schedule
• Any expended program costs are non-refundable as of the first day of registration for spring courses per the undergraduate academic calendar.

Applications for spring 2018 will be open in April 2017.

Apply online

Summer Program

The Elon in Los Angeles summer program is a nine-week opportunity for students and runs from late May to the end of July or early August.  Please check the program brochure for specific dates.

Students will earn six hours of credit while onsite in Los Angeles. Four of those credits are the elective class chosen by the student and two will satisfy any internship requirement.

Students participating in Elon in LA have regularly scheduled activities, such as film screenings, behind-the-scenes tours of productions in progress, and mentoring interactions with Elon alumni working and living in Los Angeles.

Elon students pay $8,300 that includes tuition for 6 credit hours, housing, and program fees. Transportation and food are not included.

Course offered through Elon in LA may NOT be taken pass/fail.

Elon in LA summer Payment and Cancellation Policy
• $400 deposit due at time of application and is applied to the total program cost
• The $400 deposit becomes non-refundable two months after acceptance in the program (this date will vary by student and you should take note of the date you receive your acceptance email)
• Full program cost is due May 1
• Full program cost is non-refundable two weeks prior to program start date

Applications for summer 2017 are open until March 2017.

Apply online

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Note: Elon in LA is open to students from other universities. Please contact jmcmerty@elon.edu.

 

LA Fact Sheet :
Classes

Students may take up to 18 credits as part of the semester program. The program offers 4 classes in addition to internships in all academic areas:

     COM 400-LA Media Law and Ethics (4)
     COM 383-LA Entertainment Production (4)
     COM 316-LA Writing for Television and Cinema (4)
     ARH 375-LA Contemporary Art in LA (4)
     COM 381-LA- LA Internship (2)

Classes are held on Mondays and Tuesdays in 3 hour blocks and are taught by Elon faculty and other industry professionals in the Los Angeles area that have been vetted through our administration. Students are required to take at least 12 credit hours to be a full-time student.

Students are required to take 6 credit hours as part of the summer program. Students pick from one of the following courses plus a Communications, Business or Arts and Sciences internship:

       COM 383-US Entertainment Production (4)
       COM 379-US Entertainment Public Relations (4)
       SEM 427-US  Sport and Event Management (4)
       DAN 320 US Dance & The Camera(4)

       COM 381-L- LA Internship (2)


Transportation

Students may bring their own car to LA or rent one through several agreements we have established with Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Rates vary each semester and we will be providing additional information once the new rates are released. Though students are all under 25, they can rent cars as long as they have their own insurance. Elon in LA does not act as an intermediary in any aspect of the car rental process, beyond providing
information. Car rental is not included in tuition or programming fees.

If students plan on driving to LA, please consult AAA to get suggested routes and hotel accommodations. We do NOT recommend anyone traveling alone. On average you can make the trip in four days from NC.

Cars can be shipped to LA through one of many companies. Prices range from $600-$900 from Greensboro, NC. Here are two suggested companies:

  Das Auto Shippers

  Car Moves
 

Public transportation is limited in Los Angeles, however, there are buses and trains that provide access to all areas of the city. There is a metro bus stop outside the apartment complex as well as a train stop at Universal City (a 25 minute walk). Maps and schedules are available at:
http://www.metro.net

Alternative ride share programs such as UBER and LYFT are legitimate sources for transportation needs.
Some students share cars and some walk to their internship if the site is within reasonable walking distance.

Internships

The internship experience in the LA program is required. Students will be guided through the steps of their internship search while still on campus in NC. Both group and individual sessions are held. Elon in LA does not place students in internships, but we provide resources and guidance to students and keep them on task through the process before they arrive in LA. Searching for internships is the best way, in an academic setting, to train students on the steps necessary to search for and secure a job.

Here is a google map with all of our internship sites since 2008:
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Students must complete a minimum of 160 hours of internship time while on the ground in LA. This 2 credit experience counts toward the ELR requirement on the degree audit. Students may take internship hours from communications, business, or the Career Center (Co-op Work Experience) depending on the major. Students may be paid for their internships but usually, only a small number of students will find a paid position.

Housing

All students participating in the Elon in Los Angeles program will be required to live in apartments contracted by the University with The Oakwood – Toluca Hills Corporate Housing. Oakwood is a residential, temporary housing facility located just outside the gates of Universal Studios in Burbank, CA. All rooms are fully furnished, have wireless broadband and an onsite health club. The facility has several rooms that can be used for meetings or banquets as well as a theater screening room.