Study Abroad

Study Abroad Applications -
Essay Prompt

Below are the essay prompt questions for the online study abroad applications. Please use this as a reference if you would like to work on your essay prior to the online application being available on the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center website.

Study abroad at Elon University seeks to promote personal, academic and cultural growth.  With these goals in mind, please consider the questions below in composing your essays.

The essays are the first step in preparing to go abroad and one of the key factors in the selection process. In preparing to write the essays, you should think seriously about why you have chosen this program, do some background reading, visit the internet and the Elon Writing Center, review course notes, and/or interview faculty and previous participants. The essays is a substantive part of the application. If you use sources other than your own knowledge and experience, appropriate documentation MUST be included within the essay documents. The Elon University Academic Honor Code requirements apply to this document.

Study Abroad Applications:
These essay questions should be responded to one by one for the online application.

1. What led you to select this particular study abroad program? (Your response should be between 200-400 words, approximately one standard double-spaced page).
2. In what ways do you think the culture(s) of the country(ies) you will visit will be the same as the culture of the United States?  In what ways do you expect the culture(s) to be different? (Your response should be between 200-400 words, approximately one standard double-spaced page).
3. How will you prepare yourself for the differences in culture, academics, and so on?  How do you think you will be challenged by these differences? (Your response should be between 200-400 words, approximately one standard double-spaced page).

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