Project Pericles

"Creating and sustaining meaningful global partnerships since 2003"

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"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

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.

Peace Corps staffer returns to Elon

Erin Lawless ’03 visited campus in February and spoke with students about her experiences in the Peace Corps.

Campus celebrates the legacy of beloved professor

Hundreds of people gathered Monday in the Numen Lumen Pavilion to share stories and happy memories of Professor Heidi G. Frontani, a faculty member in the Department of History & Geography who had died of a sudden illness just three days earlier.

Periclean Scholars host sustainable business summit 

The half-day event organized by the Periclean Scholars Class of 2016 included a keynote speaker; four breakout sessions led by local business owners; and a company fair featuring sustainable businesses and organizations.

In My Words: Why the Y is the 'true America'

A newspaper column by Professor Tom Arcaro reflects on the YMCA's first national advertising campaign, "The Y. For a better us," and contrasts the Y's mission with rhetoric in the 2016 presidential election cycle.

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