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Study Abroad Deadlines

For reminders and updates, please check the news and events section of the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center (GEC) website, join the study abroad e-mail list,  check Elon's E-net, and check the study abroad facebook and twitter pages.

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Study Abroad Program Application Deadlines

Scholarship and Travel Grant Deadlines

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.

Winter Term Programs

Winter Term 2015

  • March 4  - March 20, 2014 (11:59 p.m.):  online open application period for WT 2015 programs
  • April 3, 2014: The GEC will begin to send notifications via email for all applications received by the March 20 open application deadline.
  • April 17, 2014 - September 8, 2014: Online applications for WT 2014 programs submitted during this time will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
  • September 8, 2014:  final application deadline for WT 2014 programs

First-year students and transfer students are eligible to apply online for Winter Term programs beginning approximately June 1.  Contact global@elon.edu with any questions.

Other Important Winter Term 2015 Dates

  • September 8, 2014: Deposit refund deadline
  • Early September:  WT student passport copies must be scanned and uploaded to Elon Abroad Account.
  • September 29, 2014: Full payment deadline

Cancellation Policy

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 bursar@elon.edu 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.

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Semester Programs

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

Semester Application Deadlines

(All dates are subject to change)

Spring Semester 2015

  • April 3, 2014: The online application will be available for the following Spring 2015 programs:
    • Elon Center Abroad programs
    • School For Field Studies (SFS) programs
    • Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) programs
    • School for International Training (SIT) programs
    • Semester at Sea
  • May 1, 2014:  The online application deadline for the programs listed above.
    • Applications for the above programs will continue to be accepted after May 1 on a space-available basis through September 18, 2014.
  • July 3, 2014: The online application for all other Spring 2014 semester programs will be available.
  • August 14, 2014: The online application deadline for the UNC in Montpellier Spring 2015 semester program.
  • September 18, 2014: The online application deadline for all other Spring 2015 Affiliate and Exchange Programs (excludes programs with earlier deadlines listed above).
  • November 6, 2014 (beginning of preregistration for Spring 15): The cancellation deadline for spring semester programs (for full deposit refund).  For more information, visit the Study Abroad Policies webpage

Fall Semester 2015

  • October 2, 2014: The online application will be available for the following Fall 2015 programs:
    • Elon Center Abroad programs
    • School For Field Studies (SFS) programs
    • Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) programs
    • School for International Training (SIT) programs
    • Semester at Sea
  • November 6, 2014: The online application deadline for the programs listed above.
    • Applications for the above programs will continue to be accepted after November 6 on a space-available basis through February 19, 2015.
  • December 4, 2014: The online application for all other Fall 2015 semester programs will be available.
  • January 15, 2015: The online application deadline for the UNC in Montpellier Fall 2015 semester program.
  • February 19, 2015: The online application deadline for all other Fall 2015 Affiliate and Exchange Programs (excludes programs with earlier deadlines listed above).
  • April 14, 2015 (beginning of preregistration for Fall 15): The cancellation deadline for fall semester programs (for full deposit refund).  For more information, visit the Study Abroad Policies webpage.

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Summer Programs

Summer Term 2014

  • October 1, 2013: The online application for the Summer 2014 Semester at Sea and GlobaLinks Internships programs will be available.
  • December 1, 2013: The online application for Summer 2014 programs will be available.
  • January 17, 2014: The online application deadline for all GlobaLinks Summer Internship programs.  
  • February 21, 2014: The online application deadline for all Summer 2014 programs
    • Applications for the Contemporary Italy, India: Education & Development, Elon in Alaska, and Semester at Sea summer programs will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis through mid-April.
  • April 1, 2014: Deposit refund deadline
  • April 30, 2014: Full payment deadline

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

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Non-Elon Programs

Petitions to enroll in a non-Elon study abroad program must be submitted in the GEC by the following deadlines:

  • Fall and Summer Programs: May 15
  • Spring and Winter Term Programs: December 1

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