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Photo: Keegan Johnson is chief for a day in Sokode, Ghana.


Led by their tour guide, Elon students voyage across southern Peru's coastal desert region, hiking to a point of elevation to see the Nazca Lines. The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs resembling various figures, such as a monkey, spider, hummingbird, and tree. Usually, the figures are on;y distinguishable from an aerial view, but the students were able to glimpse the top of the Tree of Life figure here.

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Photo Credit: Claire Esparos


A new kind of "study abroad" - Travel Embedded

Imagine spending your Thanksgiving break in Peru trekking Machu Picchu! You can when you enroll in HSS 373 Wilderness and Adventure Therapy for your fall semester.

Learn more about travel embedded programs and faculty-led programs.


Read Student Stories from Abroad on the Study Abroad Blog!

Read about the experiences of your fellow students!


Photo credit: Matt Pieper - Haucachina Oasis, Peru


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photo credit: Alexander Dawson IV - Cape Town, South Africa


Elon ranked #1
for Study Abroad

Over 72% of the graduating class of 2014 studied abroad at least once during their Elon careers.

Elon is ranked #1 master's-level university in the total number of students studying abroad by the Open Doors Report by the Institute of International Education. Read more.


Study Abroad

News and Events

Winter Term class partners with Arbor Day Foundation

Students in an Elon Core Curriculum capstone course led by faculty members in the Martha & Spencer Love School of Business and Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences, spent eight days in Peru sharing with farmers ideas to improve their land while growing their revenues.

Interactive Media students share 'fly-in' projects, experiences abroad

During on-campus presentations, graduate students in the Interactive Media master's program on Jan. 27 discussed their work from their travels in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Barbados and the Dominican Republic.

Elon student awarded Holocaust Studies scholarship

Kelly Swaim ’17, recipient of the Miriam and Abe Brenner Holocaust Education Scholarship, traveled to Europe during Winter Term 2015 as part of Elon’s "Holocaust Journey" study abroad course.

Elon students publish book on studying abroad in Costa Rica

Teaching Fellows who traveled last spring to the Central American country created a resource to help future students who want to study abroad in a nation known for its natural beauty, as well as its rapid social, economic and environmental changes.

Elon ranks #1 in study abroad, setting new records for global experiences

As more Elon students than ever before traveled overseas this fall for global experiences, a new report from the Institute of International Education shows the university maintaining its top placement in an annual ranking for the number of undergraduates who study abroad.

Students take part in global experiences with scholarship support

More than $80,000 was awarded in scholarship assistance this fall as hundreds of Elon University students participate in semester study abroad programs that have seen strong growth in recent years.