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

Periclean Scholars offer life skills workshops during work in Zambia

The Winter Term program is the culminating project for the Class of 2018 Periclean Scholars, who spent two weeks in Cipulukusu in Zambia. 


Elon Law alum elected to NCBA Board of Governors

Damon Duncan ’06 L’09, who graduated from Elon University with a degree in communications before attending law school, becomes the first Elon Law alumnus to serve in such a leadership capacity for the North Carolina Bar Association.

Elon honors faculty, staff for excellence at awards luncheon

Four members of Elon's faculty and staff along with 19 retiring employees were honored May 10 for excellence and service to Elon.

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. 


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