Study Abroad


Summer Programs Application Deadlines

Summer 2018 Deadlines

Open Period: October 10 to 11:59 p.m. on November 16.
All applications completed in the Open Period will be reviewed by December 5.

Rolling Period: December 5 to 11:59 PM on February 15.
All applications completed in the Rolling Period will be reviewed within two weeks of submission.


GEC Access Scholarship

All applications for a GEC Access Scholarship are now part of the pre-decision application for all outgoing Study Abroad and Study USA programs as well as Independent Program applications. Non-Elon Study Abroad Petitions and Non-Elon Study USA Petitions are not eligible for the GEC Access Scholarship. 

Summer 2018

  • All students will be notified in April.

*Students must apply by Feb. 15 to guarantee consideration for the GEC Access Scholarship even if the program deadline is after this date.*


The $400 deposit paid upon application becomes non-refundable on the first day of registration the semester preceding the Study Abroad or Study USA program. Students who cancel on or after this date may also be held liable for any costs incurred on their behalf by Elon or the affiliate or host university, which may include up to the total program cost. If there is an outstanding balance on your student account, the refund amount will first be applied to the outstanding balance.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Global Education Center.  Approved refunds will be processed through the Bursar’s Office.  Refunds will only be made to the person who paid the deposit.  If you paid the deposit by cash or check, you must call the Bursar's Office to request a refund check; otherwise, the funds will remain on your student account.  If you paid the deposit by credit card, the refund will be credited back to the card.

If you are not accepted into a program, your deposit will automatically be refunded.

No request for refund will be considered after commencement of the program abroad.

See the Policy page for more information.