Project Pericles

"Creating and sustaining meaningful global partnerships since 2003"

Apply today to join the Periclean Scholars program! Click here. 

"In my nearly thirty years in higher education, the Periclean Scholars program is the single most powerful, sustained, and globally-influential act of teaching and mentoring I have witnessed."
-Leo Lambert
"I chose Elon because I knew that international study and work experience were important to me, but it was participating in Periclean Scholars that truly opened the door to travel for me. It taught me how and why to travel. Since graduating, I've worked abroad in both Thailand and Australia, with plans to move to Chile next. I wouldn't be where I am without it. Periclean wasn't just the cornerstone of my Elon experience; it set the stage for my entire post-graduate plans. It changed everything."
-Katie Kenny '12

Project Pericles at Elon University was initiated in 2002 when Elon became one of 10 universities to accept a challenge from the Eugene Lang Foundation to provide a learning experience that would "instill in students an abiding sense of social responsibility and civic concern."

Elon's Project Pericles goes beyond just student engagement. The university has committed to raising the level of civic engagement and social responsibility of the entire university community.

Elon University has built a reputation as a national model of engaged learning, connecting knowledge and experience in and out of the classroom. One of Elon's primary missions is to prepare students "to be global citizens and informed leaders motivated by concern for the common good."

Project Pericles at Elon comprises three components: the Periclean Scholars program, service sabbaticals, and the Periclean Award for Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility. Browse our Web site to learn about these components or contact program director Tom Arcaro for more information.

Project Pericles News

Krygsman named the next Elon Postgraduate Fellow at Comprehensive Rural Health Project in India

Johanna Krygsman '17, a public health senior, will be the 6th Elon Postgraduate Fellow at CRHP India. She will spend one year supporting and learning from the coprehensive development nonprofit - the Comprehensive Rural Health Project - in Jamkhed India. 

Elon sophomore named 2017 Newman Civic Fellow

Campus Compact has named Amy Belfer '19 a recipient of a Newman Civic Fellowship, which recognizes and supports community-oriented students and is named for Frank Newman, a founder of Campus Compact. 

A global bond

Earlier this summer, Katherine Carter ’96 served as a contact for a group of Elon students visiting her adopted country, Namibia, embodying the saying ‘once an Elon student, always an Elon student.’

Class of 2016 Periclean Scholars publishes book about their journey

 "Our Periclean Journey" dives deep into how the aid world works from partnerships to money and conflict resolution.

Elon senior awarded Fulbright to teach English in Argentina

Erin Luther ‘16, an international studies and Spanish double major from Bristol, Tennessee, travels to South America next spring as part of a federal program that builds good will between the United States and people of other nations.


Periclean Scholars

Service Sabbaticals