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An Elon application is required for every Elon study abroad program. Some programs may also require an additional application in order to be considered for the program. Below, you will find timelines for submitting your online application for the different study abroad program terms. All online applications are due by 11:59 pm on the advertised deadline date.
First-year students and transfer students are eligible to apply online for Winter Term programs beginning approximately June 1. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Cancelling your participation in a program can only be done by completing a cancellation form and submitting it to the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center. Students submitting a cancellation form for WT Programs are subject to the following payment schedule:
Sep. 8, 2014: Students who cancel after this date will not have the deposit returned.
Sep. 29, 2014: Full payment deadline
Sep. 30 - Oct. 13, 2014: Students who cancel between these dates will still be responsible for 50% of the cost of the program.
Oct. 14 - Oct. 31, 2014: Students who cancel between these dates will still be responsible for 75% of the cost of the program.
As of Nov. 1, 2014: Students who cancel after November 1st will still be responsible for the full program cost.
Note: You are responsible for the costs noted above if you cancel regardless of whether you have paid the program fees at the time of cancellation.
Deposit Refunds - If you have paid the deposit and are cancelling your participation prior to the deposit refund deadline, the amount will remain as a credit on your account to be applied towards the following semester’s billing. If you have any questions about your deposit, you may contact the Bursar’s office at email@example.com or 336-278-5300.
*All students are automatically enrolled in a travel insurance policy through iNext, an outside insurance provider. This policy covers students who must cancel their participation due to serious issues of physical health to the student or an immediate family member (parent or grandparent) that occur after October 1. In some instances (evaluated on a case-by-case basis) the travel insurance may insure against changes in mental health. The insurance does not cover any other changes in
circumstances such as disciplinary or academic status; job, internship, graduate school or theatrical performance opportunities; leadership opportunities on campus; fear; other personal issues. Students who must cancel their participation after the final day to have the $400 deposit refunded may be able to seek a refund through the travel insurance company.
If airline bookings have already been made by the time of a student's cancellation, some airlines may issue the student a voucher for the value of the ticket less some penalty fee for change in ticketing. These are usually valid for 12 months with the airline issuing the ticket. The airline can provide specific details.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact Woody Pelton, Dean of International Programs. We encourage you to address any questions you may have as soon as possible, as a delay in doing so could result in increased charges for which you may be liable.
Applications for most programs are accepted one semester in advance of the desired study abroad semester. To study abroad in the fall, you must submit an application by the advertised deadline (usually mid-February). To study abroad in the spring, you must submit an application by the advertised deadline (usually mid-September).
Several semester study abroad programs, including Elon Center Abroad programs, have priority application deadlines approximately one year in advance. To study abroad for a spring semester, the priority deadline is during the preceding spring (usually the first Thursday in May). For the fall, the priority deadline is during the preceding fall (usually the first Thursday in November).
You can find a program's specific application dates in its brochure pages in Elon Abroad. You can also search by deadlines in Advanced Search.
(All dates are subject to change)
Petitions to enroll in a non-Elon study abroad program must be submitted in the GEC by the following deadlines: