Study Abroad

Short-Term Programs

Fall 2016 Travel-Embedded and Winter Term 2017

Study Abroad and Study USA


See the STATUS CHART below to see which programs are open, wait listed, or closed.


See the COST, CREDIT, AND PREREQUISITES CHART to compare all available programs.


Research specific programs by viewing PROGRAM BROCHURE PAGES. Each brochure page lists course description, tentative itinerary, and further contact information.

4.  APPLY.    

***New applications will be reviewed on a rolling and space-available basis starting March 31.***

Once you've selected your top choice, start your application by clicking "APPLY NOW" from the program brochure page. Submit all of the application elements, including the $400 application deposit.

You can apply to only ONE program.



  • 10 AM, March 1, 2016: Priority period begins for all programs. 

  • 11:59 PM, March 17, 2016: Priority period deadline.  All applications received during priority period are reviewed for eligibility and merit rather than time of submission. 

  • March 29, 2016: Notification begins.  The GEC will send notifications via email for all applications received by priority period deadline.

  • March 29, 2016: Change period begins.  Students that submitted applications during the priority period can switch into available programs by submitting a Change Form (available March 29). 

  • March 31, 2016: Rolling period begins.  New applications will be accepted and reviewed on a space-available basis.

  • Sept. 1, 2016: Final application deadline for Study Abroad programs.  **Students accepted to Study Abroad programs that cancel after this date will not have the deposit refunded.**

  • Sept. 15, 2016:  Final application deadline for Study USA programs.  **Students accepted to Study USA programs that cancel after this date will not have the deposit refunded.** 

6.  ASK.

Still have questions? Consult the following resources:

Stop by the GEC for QUICK QUESTIONS, every Wednesday 2 - 4 p.m. and Thursday 9 - 11 a.m. in Global Commons 360. No appointment necessary.

Contact a GLOBAL AMBASSADOR to learn more from Study Abroad and Study USA alumni.

Read the STUDY ABROAD BLOGS to learn more about past participants' experiences.

Programs Status Chart

The information below is subject to change at any time as the Global Education Center receives new applications, cancellations, or change forms.

For the most up-to-date information, contact the Global Education Center (GEC) in Global Commons 360 or by phone at 336-278-6700.

To CHANGE into an open program:

  • Complete a Change Form and email it to

To CANCEL your participation in a program:

  • Accepted students: Complete the Winter Term Withdrawal questionnaire in your program application.
  • Wait list students: Email your intent to withdraw to  Note: this is withdrawing your participating entirely--this is NOT part of the process for changing into an available program.

Below is the current status of Short-Term Study Abroad and Study USA programs. 


Iceland: The Crucible of Fire & Ice     x
Peru: Wilderness & Adventure Therapy     x
Australia: Ecotourism     x
Australia: The Stolen Generation     x
Australia & New Zealand: Film     x
Barbados: Culture, Sport, & Media     x
Boston: Mindful America, Mindful Elon     x
Brazil: Culture & Community Engagement  *CANCELLED for 2017* -- -- --
Business in the Pacific Rim     x
China: The Flying Dragon     x
Costa Rica: Human Service Studies Practicum     x
Costa Rica Jungle: Community, Conservation, & Service     x
Costa Rica: Language, Culture, & Ecotourism     x
Disney: Happiest Place? The Science of Happiness     x
Displacement and Resettlement: The Lives of Refugees in NC *CANCELLED FOR 2017* -- -- --
Dominican Republic: Baseball & Tourism     x
EUROMED: East Meets West     x
France: Eat, Pray, Love - Sacred Space and the Place of Religion     x
Ghana: Performing Arts in Cultural Context   *CANCELLED FOR 2017* -- -- --
Ghana: West African History and Culture     x
Great Structures of Europe: Technology and History      x
Greece: Classics in Context     x
Hawaii: Nation or State?      x
Holocaust Journey     x
India: Education & Development   *CANCELLED FOR 2017* -- -- --
India's Identities: Religion, Caste, & Gender     x
India: Public Health Practicum     x
Ireland: An Introduction to its Literature, Culture, & History     x
Italy's Heritage: Past is Present     x
Malawi: The Warm Heart of Africa     x
Miami: Ecology, Conservation, & Sustainability     x
New York City: Wealth and Poverty     x
New York City & Alamance County: Gender Violence *CANCELLED FOR 2017* -- -- --
Peru: The Living Heritage of the Andes: Language, Society & Environment     x
South Africa: The Call of South Africa     x
Spain & Morocco: Historical & Contemporary Encounters     x
The Sundance Film Festival Experience     x
Vietnam: Business & Culture      x
Washington, D.C.: Democracy in Transition: The Inauguration     x
World War II in Europe: Life in a Time of War     x

UPDATED 10/14/2016