Access Study Away Advising

The GEC team is excited to work with you to plan your study away experience! We offer a number of different ways to access advising, and the best choice will depend on where you are in the process. If you’re not sure what’s right for you, chat with us on PureChat, e-mail us at, or call us at 336-278-6700.

Drop-in Opportunities

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What’s Right for Me?

Advising Options

Drop-in Opportunities

Drop-in sessions are great for quick, specific questions.

Drop-in Advising will end for the summer on Monday May 13th 2024. 

Drop-in Advising

Drop-in hours are held in the GEC, 3rd floor Global Commons, from 2-4 PM every weekday on which class occurs. Advisors share responsibility for drop-in hours, so specific advisors may or may not be available. Drop-in conversations generally take between 5-10 minutes and are a good opportunity to ask quick questions regarding study away programs.

Normal* drop-in availability:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Maria Papapietro Gia Pineda Skylar Smith Megan Hernandez-Greene Allegra Laing
Cass North Rose Danthon

*Note that advisors will occasionally have conflicts or be out of the office, so you may not always get that advisor on that day. However, this information represents the planned weekly schedule.

Make an Appointment

Appointments are best for program-specific advising.

Study Abroad - semester and summer

Advisor (Click to book) Programs Drop-in Day
Rose Danthon Italy (full list) Tuesday
Brian Henry Spain, Latin America, Czech Republic, Greece (full list)

Elon Florence Center and Elon London Center (secondary advisor)

Megan Hernandez-Greene Asia, Field Studies programs (SIT & SFS), France, UK (England & Scotland), Ireland (full list) Thursday
Allegra Laing Africa and the Middle East (full list) Friday
Cass North Italy Secondary Advisor (full list) Monday
Maria Papapietro Australia, Scandinavia (Denmark & Sweden), Germany, New Zealand, Semester at Sea (full list) Monday


Study USA - semester and summer

Advisor (click to book) Program Normal drop-in day
Skylar Smith Elon in New York, Elon in Washington, D.C., Elon in Charlotte, Elon in Los Angeles (full list) Wednesday

Winter Term & short-term programs

Advisor (click to book) Programs Normal drop-in day
Gia Pineda All short-term programs Tuesday

Summer international internships

Advisor (click to book) Program Normal drop-in day
Skylar Smith All summer internship programs offered by API, FIE, and Global Experiences (full list) Wednesday

Other programs

Advisor Program Advisor
Allegra Laing International Business Dual Degree, Elon Global Start (full list) Friday
Skylar Smith Non-Elon Petition (full list) Wednesday

What’s Right for Me?

Students who are at different stages in the process will have different advising needs. Review the information below to determine what will be most useful to you.

Getting Started

If you are new to study away, attend one of our introductory information sessions to learn more about the various opportunities to do so at Elon.

Choosing & Applying to a Program

When you are ready to choose a program, the GEC has several different resources to help you decide which program is right for you. These resources include advanced information sessions, drop-in hours, and individual advising appointments with the program advisor(s). Find a program’s advisor either through that program’s brochure page or by consulting the information above, and schedule an individual appointment using the links above.

After Application

If you have already applied to a program, you may want to visit the GEC during drop-in hours or make an appointment with your program’s advisor.  You can find your program’s advisor on the program brochure page or by consulting the information above, and you can schedule an individual appointment using the links above.