We know students and families have questions about the implications of COVID-19 on global programs. We have compiled frequently asked questions and answers below and will be adding to this page moving forward.

In the meantime, for questions not addressed here, please feel free to contact the Global Education Center staff by chatting us from the bottom right corner of your screen (during business hours), by emailing global@elon.edu, or by calling 336-278-6700.

General

Updated Sept. 24, 12:07 PM EDT

Which applications can be deferred?

Students may defer from a spring or calendar year 2021 program to a fall or academic year 2021 program, or from a summer 2020 to a summer 2021 program.

Students may not defer from a Center, Affiliate or Exchange program to a short-term program. For example, a student may not defer a semester study abroad program to a May Term study abroad course.

How do I defer my application?

Email your deferral request to global@elon.edu or to your GEC program manager.

We will withdraw your current application in order for you to start your new application.

If your deferral request is for the same program (e.g. from the Center in Florence for spring 2021 to the Center in Florence for fall 2021), you are encouraged to copy and paste as much as is relevant from your previous application — no need to rewrite your essay responses from scratch.

You will also need to notify your host program or provider (e.g. CIEE, FIE, University of Haifa, etc.). If you’re not sure how to do that, ask your program manager.

If you’re deferring to a later term AND switching into a different program, it’s easiest to withdraw your current application and start an application for the new program. You are also welcome to borrow from your previous application (e.g. essay responses) where it makes sense.

If I defer my application, is my acceptance guaranteed?

Your application will be prioritized over newly submitted applications, especially in cases where there is limited program availability. Elon has temporarily suspended it’s 80-Elon-student cap on any given location, so limited program availability is only in rare cases when mandated by the host program.

However, as is the case for any global engagement application, if you do not continue to meet eligibility requirements, such as minimum GPA or student conduct requirements, your acceptance may be reversed.

Can I defer my scholarship?

You cannot defer your Elon Global Scholarship (or GEC Access Scholarship). However, given you continue to meet eligibility requirements, please apply again for scholarship consideration so the committee can evaluate your most current financial information.

If you have questions about other scholarships and grants, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

How do I withdraw my application?

If you haven’t yet been accepted or approved, you can withdraw directly. Log into MyElonGlobal, and from your applicant homepage, click “withdraw application” from the bottom right side of the application you’d like to withdraw. If you’re not automatically routed to your applicant home when you log in, click the house icon in the top left, and select “applicant home.”

If you’ve been accepted or wait listed for COR 331 Peru: Wilderness and Adventure Therapy, submit the cancelation form.

If you’ve been accepted or wait listed for a Winter Term 2021 program, the GEC will be contacting you in October to see if you’d be interested in a May Term 2021 program. If you decline, your application will be withdrawn.

If you’ve been accepted, approved or wait listed for any other program (e.g. a semester program), email your program manager or global@elon.edu.

May Term 2021

Updated Sept. 24, 12:25 PM EDT

10 short-term programs are offered for a special May Term 2021. Learn more from the short-term programs status chart.

Programs will travel between May 22 and June 25 (exact dates will vary by program and are TBD). More detail is posted in the messages below and linked from the status chart above.

Sept. 23 message from the short-term programs team

Dear Students,

The Global Education Center is happy to announce that we’ll be offering the following programs for May Term 2021.

  • GBL 204: Arizona US/Mexico Borderlands: Culture, Environment and Immigration
  • COR 446: Austria & Germany: Lives of the Great Composers (now going to Austria & Germany)
  • FIN/BUS 277: Business in the Pacific Rim
  • GBL 298: Dominican Republic: Baseball & Tourism
  • GBL 290: Ghana: Performing Arts in Cultural Context
  • ENG 257: England: Literary Landscapes
  • GBL 296: Great Structures of Europe: Technology & History (now going to Italy & Spain)
  • GBL 233: Mediterranean: East Meets West (now going to Southern Italy and Greece)
  • COR 331: Tanzania: Wilderness & Adventure Therapy
  • MUS X: Italy: Special Topics in Music in Florence

Over the next few weeks, GEC Program Managers, Faculty Leaders and our partners will be confirming itineraries and pricing for the programs. When details have been solidified (as solid as you can be during a global pandemic), a survey will be sent to previously accepted and wait listed students for those specific programs. The purpose of the survey is for students to let the GEC know whether they are interested in keeping their position in the program or on the wait list for May Term 2021. Surveys will be unique to each program and offer important details that will aid in the decision making. GEC Program Managers will connect with students directly throughout this process.

Overview of Application Process for the new May Term 2021

  1. Accepted/Waitlisted students for programs offered in May Term – Students under these statuses will have first priority to participate in the May Term program
  2. Accepted/Waitlisted students from other programs – Students will have a designated period of time to submit a CHANGE FORM to switch into an ope program
  3. All students – If there are available spots in May Term 2021 programs, applications will open for all students to apply

Overview of Timeline for May Term 2021

  • Sept. 22 – Oct. 6: Surveys distributed to students previously accepted/waitlisted to programs moved to May Term.
  • Oct. 20: Deadline for students to complete surveys. If surveys are not completed, student’s application status will default to “pending” so they can be completed at a later date.
  • Oct. 23: Students previously accepted/waitlisted to other programs will be able to complete a CHANGE FORM if they want to switch to an open program. Change forms will be processed according to timestamp.
  • Oct. 27: Applications for open programs are made available to all students.
  • Feb. 5: Applications for May Term programs close.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work through the details of this new and unique May Term. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Global Education Center via global@elon.edu, or by using our quick chat feature on our website (lower right corner when you go to our website).

Best wishes,

Janelle Papay Decato & The Global Short-Term Programs Team

Sept. 7 message from the short-term programs team

Dear Students,
As Jon Dooley’s weekly update mentions, the Global Education Center (GEC) is exploring the possibility of offering a selection of modified global short-term programs for a 2021 May Term. Thank you for your patience as Elon leadership evaluated the academic calendar and the viability of this special, one-time adjustment.
While we are excited for this opportunity, please note that a May Term is still tentative – we will be in touch in the coming weeks with further detail. The below is an overview so you can start to consider whether a May Term might work for you.
Term Details
Program dates are not set yet, but programs will range from 18 to 21 days in duration between May 22 and June 25. These dates are after Commencement and overlap with Summer Session I as well as additional summer global engagement programs.
Program Details
We are currently working with faculty leaders and partners to determine which programs can be offered in order to have a range of courses that satisfy a variety of requirements. We expect to have courses determined and posted by the end of September.
Due to the change in dates, the program cost posted for Winter Term 2021 will likely change. We will post prices as they are determined. If the program price is not yet determined at the time of application, students will be offered three business days in which to withdraw without financial consequence once the price is posted. There will be an updated individual budget sheet for each program that outlines details on what’s included in the program fee. There will be no additional tuition cost for this new MayTerm — only the costs listed on that budget sheet
Elon Global Scholarships will be available for May Term 2021 programs. Students can apply for an Elon Global Scholarship at the time of application.
Enrollment
Once programs are confirmed, we will open applications in the following order:
  1. Students previously accepted to the program (students have two weeks to confirm)
  1. Students previously wait listed to the program (students have two weeks to confirm)
  1. Students previously accepted or wait listed to any Winter Term 2021 program
  1. As space allows, open application to all students
More detail will be provided once programs are confirmed.
Seniors
Seniors graduating in May 2021 are eligible to participate in these May Term 2021 programs AND can participate in Commencement ceremonies. The course will be recorded on their transcript. If seniors “graduate” in May, the course grade will not have an impact on the graduation GPA, which includes Latin Honors. However, the grade earned will affect the cumulative average that continues to calculate after graduation.
COVID-19 Statement
The GEC is closely evaluating risks associated with COVID-19 and travel, both in determining which programs are viable and how best to operate programs safely. We will provide further detail when we post which programs are available.
Thank you for your flexibility and time,
 The Global Short-Term Programs Team

July 13 message from the short-term programs team

Dear Students,

First, I want to begin by thanking you all for your patience and understanding as you worked with us to navigate logistical challenges and ethical considerations involved with implementing Global Short-Term Programs this upcoming January 2021 winter term.

Second, it is with mixed emotions that the Global Education Center announces that we are cancelling our global short-term programming for January 2021. Our office believes strongly in global education as a high impact practice. These intense, mentored experiences underscore Elon’s mission and highlight our community’s commitment to being global learners. After many discussions with program leaders and providers, we believe that the best course of action at this time is to cancel our faculty-led programming for January 2021. There are many factors that went into this decision, including but not limited to:

  • Ethical concerns involving bringing COVID-19 to host communities
  • The student experience
  • Health of faculty and students
  • Financial implications for students and families
  • Challenges with forecasting the COVID virus, travel restrictions, and changing policies of other countries as well as our own country
  • Challenges to planning and delivering a travel-based program which meets the University’s standards of physical distancing and avoidance of large groups and uncontrolled public places

We are waiting to hear from university leadership about whether or not the winter term and spring term calendars will be shifted. The GEC will contact you all as soon as possible about any updates with our global short-term programs for next academic year.

Ideally, we would have all known about the potential calendar shifts before making this announcement for a smoother transition and more clarity moving forward. In a global pandemic, that is just an unreasonable ask. We understand that you may need to make plans with your family and academic advisor(s).

Next steps:

  • Another communication will go out by the beginning of August.
  • The GEC will make changes to your OnTrack registration at the beginning of August, before the August 10 reopening of course registration.
  • At the same time, your status within our application system will also be changed.

I am truly sorry about the decision, but I know it is in the best interest of everyone. Our office is looking at creative solutions to offer students opportunities for global engagement ELR this year in addition to semester programming.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions.

Best wishes,

Janelle and the Global Short-Term Programs Team

Spring 2021

Updated Oct. 30, 4:36 PM EDT

At this time, most spring 2021 study abroad and Study USA programs are operating.

GEC program managers are working closely with our on-site partners to determine each program’s viability, risks, deadlines and process. We are messaging students program by program in October to lay out as much as we know now, including no-risk withdrawal deadlines.

Students that will study away spring 2021 are asked to read and sign two additional statements in their MyElonGlobal application. Those statements are posted here for your reference:

Healthy Commitment and Informed Consent for Global Engagement during COVID-19 – Addendum to Assumption of Risks

Healthy Commitment and Informed Consent for Global Engagement during COVID-19 – Addendum to Student Responsibilities

Students’ iNext insurance documents are also posted here for your reference:

iNext coverage FAQ, 2020-21

iNext policy details, 2020-21

iNext policy supplement, 2020-21

Programs that have been canceled by our on-site partners are listed below and have an announcement posted to their brochure and application. Students approved for a program that has been canceled have been emailed information on options for next steps, such as switching into an available program, deferring to fall 2021, or withdrawing their application.

Oct. 23: IFSA programs in India suspended for spring 2021

Message from GEC program manager:

IFSA let us know this week that they are suspending their spring 2021 programs to India. I know this is disappointing news.

You have a few options —

You can switch into a different program for spring 2021. We’ll try to keep this as simple as possible — you’ll need to resubmit a new course review form, but you won’t need to pay another deposit or redo your application essays. If you’d like to pursue this option, let me know (as soon as you can), and we can talk about which programs are still available and would be a good fit for you.

You can defer to fall 2021. As of now, IFSA programs in India are slated to be operational then.

You can withdraw your application. To do so, just email me.

Again, I know this is frustrating news. Let me know what you decide. If it would be helpful to chat through options, please feel free to schedule some time with me.

Best,
Shanna

Oct. 21: NC Consortium in Paris spring 2021 program suspended

Message from GEC program manager:

Dear NC Consortium in Paris students,

I hope this message finds you all well, safe, and healthy.

As some of you may have already read in an email directly from UNC-Wilmington yesterday (October 21st), the NC Consortium in Paris program has been suspended for the Spring 2021 semester due to low enrollment.

I realize there is a lot to think about and you all have decisions to make. Three options for you include:
Withdrawing your application altogether
Deferring your Paris experience to a future semester
Studying abroad this Spring 2021, but on a different program. (*Note – this is very time-sensitive, so if you are considering switching to a different program for spring it is especially urgent that we move forward as soon as possible.)

My one request is that when you make a decision, you inform me of your decision in writing. This will help me determine how to move your application forward.

I am very happy to talk through this with any of you, as I understand individual situations can be very different. Please do not hesitate to reach out and let me know how I can help. I’ve enjoyed working with you on this journey and support any decision you make.

Warmly,
Allegra

Oct. 21: Advanced Studies in England (ASE) Bath spring 2021 program suspended

Message from GEC program manager:

I hope you are doing well.

I am sorry to carry on this news. Earlier ASE has made the difficult decision to cancel the program. If you wish to switch to another program or withdraw your application, please let me know by Oct. 30.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Please note the message below from ASE Bath.

Sincerely,
Mikayla

****************
Dear ASE Spring 21 students,

Greetings to you from Bath, England. You will remember that a few weeks ago we promised to send you an update on the ASE Spring 2021 semester and we are now in a position to do that.

All of us have been affected deeply by COVID-19 and the disruptions and uncertainties caused in its wake.  Unfortunately, ASE has not been exempted on this front.

After much consideration, and discussion amongst a range of stakeholders, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Spring 2021 semester.  We did not reach this decision lightly, and we regret very much that we will not have the opportunity to welcome you to Bath this spring. We will be notifying your home study abroad office of the decision, shortly.

We would, however, be delighted to offer you a place on the ASE Programme in a future semester. Please reply to this email, both to indicate that you understand the Spring semester is cancelled, and to let us know if you would like to defer to the Autumn 2021 semester.  (Please note you should contact and work with your home campus study abroad office if you do indeed wish to defer your application.) Since you have already paid your deposit to join ASE, please let us know if you would like to have those funds returned to you/your college at this time.

Our deepest thanks for your interest in a semester with ASE.  All the ASE staff hope very much to see you in a future term, when we can offer with confidence a semester experience of the kind you and we surely wish for.

Until then, our best wishes to you – and our hopes for continued health and safety in these challenging times.

Kind regards,
Jonathan
(he / him / his)

Oct. 13: School for Field Studies (SFS) spring 2021 programs suspended

Message from GEC program manager:

Dear SFS Students,

I hope that this email finds you well and healthy! By now you should have heard from School for Field Studies that all programs have been canceled for Spring 2021. I know this is disappointing news.

You have a few options —

You can switch to a different program. We’ll try to keep this as simple as possible — you’ll likely need to resubmit a course review form, but you won’t need to pay another deposit or redo your application essays. You can choose any available program, and I’m happy to help you think through what might be a good alternative.

You can defer to Fall 2021. As of now, SFS programs anticipate being operational then. We withdraw your spring application and you apply again for fall (study abroad applications opened on Tuesday, Oct. 6). That way, you are reading, signing, and completing the most current version of application requirements. This will also trigger your $400 deposit to be refunded to your student account, meaning you’ll need to submit a deposit again for fall 2021.

Your application will be prioritized over newly submitted applications so long as you submit by the Early Action deadline, Nov. 19. As is the case for any global engagement application, if you do not continue to meet eligibility requirements, such as minimum GPA or student conduct requirements, your acceptance could be reversed. That said, I have no reason to think you will not be approved for Fall 2021.

Please copy and paste as much as you’d like from your Spring 2021 application – you can copy your essay responses wholesale if they still apply. We’re trying to balance between making this process as easy as possible while also making sure you’re completing the most up-to-date materials.

You can withdraw your application. To do so, just email me.

Again, I know this is frustrating news. If it would be helpful to chat through options, please feel free to schedule some time with me. Please let me know your next steps.

Warmly,
Allegra Laing

Oct. 9: University of Sydney spring 2021 program suspended

Message from GEC program manager:

Dear Sydney students,

I hope this message finds you all healthy and well.

As some of you may have already read in a communication directly from the University of Sydney last night, USYD has decided to suspend their study abroad program for the Spring 2021 semester. This largely has to do with continued border restrictions and new intelligence that these restrictions will likely still be in place leading up to the spring semester. I was very disappointed to read this news, and I am here to support you all through next steps.

I realize there is a lot to think about and you all have decisions to make. Three options for you include:

-Deferring your Sydney experience to a future semester
-Withdrawing your application altogether
-Studying abroad this Spring 2021, but on a different program. (*Note – this is very time sensitive, so if you are considering switching to a different program for spring it is especially urgent that we move forward as soon as possible.)

My one request is that when you make a decision, you inform me of your decision in writing. This will help me determine how to move your application forward. Additionally, please be sure you are also informing USYD directly about your decision.

I am very happy to talk through this with any of you, as I understand individual situations can be very different. Please do not hesitate to reach out and let me know how I can help.

Best,
Maria

Oct. 1: API Bilbao, Spain spring 2021 program suspended

Message from GEC program manager:

I’m reaching out to you unfortunately with some bad news. We have heard from API that they will not be running the Bilbao program this spring. It’s disappointing news, and I’m sorry that it won’t work out for this spring.

However, I do want to be helpful if possible in figuring out an alternative plan – whether that’s applying to a different program in the spring, deferring to a later semester, or look at other types of programs, please let me know what would be most helpful. The sooner  we figure something out, the more options you’ll have as deadlines are quickly approaching. We can meet via zoom, chat on the phone, or talk via email. If you plan to withdraw completely, I completely understand, please let me know so we can get your deposit returned to you.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Catherine

Oct. 1: Elon in NYC spring 2021 program suspended

Sept. 18: Australia: Sunshine Coast spring 2021 exchange suspended

Message from the GEC Program Manager:

Dear Sunshine Coast students,

I hope this message finds you all healthy and well.

I am writing with some unfortunate news that I just received overnight last night – The University of the Sunshine Coast has decided to suspend their study abroad program for the Spring 2021 semester. This largely has to do with continued border restrictions and new intelligence that these restrictions will likely still be in place leading up to the spring semester.

I was very disappointed to hear this news, and I am here to support you all through next steps. Those of you who already have applications sent to USC will also be receiving a cancellation message directly from them early next week.

I realize there is a lot to think about and you all have decisions to make. Three options for you include:

-Deferring your USC experience to a future semester
-Withdrawing your application altogether
-Studying abroad this Spring 2021, but on a different program.

My one request is that when you make a decision, you inform me of your decision in writing. This will help me determine how to move your application forward. Additionally, if you have already applied to USC directly as well as Elon, please be on the lookout for USC’s cancellation email and follow the steps outlined for you in that communication coming next week.

I am very happy to talk through this with any of you next week, as I understand individual situations can be very different. Please do not hesitate to reach out and let me know how I can help.

Best,
Maria

Sept. 17: Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media (SIT) spring 2021 program suspended

Message from the GEC Program Manager:

Dear SIT Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media Applicants,

I hope this message finds you all well, safe and healthy. We have just been informed that the Spring 2021 SIT Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media program has been put on hiatus. I was very disappointed to hear this news and am here to support you through next steps, whatever that looks like for each of you.

I realize this is a lot to think about and you all have decisions to make. Three options for you include:

  • Deferring your experience on this program to a future semester
  • Withdrawing your application altogether
  • Studying abroad this Spring 2021, but on a different program

If you could inform me of your decision in writing, this will help me determine how to move your application forward.

I am very happy to talk through this with any of you, as I understand individual situations can be very different. Please do not hesitate to reach out at anytime. I look forward to connecting.

Warmly,
Allegra

Sept. 16: Australia: Curtin University spring 2021 program suspended

Message from the GEC Program Manager:

I hope this message finds you well. I am writing with some unfortunate news I just received – Curtin University has decided to suspend their study abroad program for the Spring 2021 semester. This largely revolves around continuing border restrictions and uncertainty around the pandemic.

This is certainly disappointing and not what any of us wanted to hear. I am here to support you through next steps, whatever that looks like for you.

I realize this is a lot to think about. Three options for you include:

-Deferring your experience at Curtin to a future semester
-Withdrawing your application altogether
-Studying abroad this Spring 2021, but on a different program.

My one request is that when you make a decision, you inform me of your decision in writing. This will help me determine how to move your application forward.

I am very happy to talk through this with you. Please do not hesitate to reach out at any time!

Best,
Maria

Sept. 14: New Zealand spring 2021 programs suspended

Message from the GEC Program Manager:

Dear NZ students,

I hope this message finds you all healthy and well. As some of you may have already heard (if you had an Arcadia NZ application started), we have just been informed that the Spring 2021 Arcadia programs in NZ have been cancelled. I was very disappointed to hear this news and am here to support you through next steps, whatever that looks like for each of you.

I realize this is a lot to think about and you all have decisions to make. Three options for you include:

-Deferring your experience in NZ to a future semester
-Withdrawing your application altogether
-Studying abroad this Spring 2021, but on a different program.

Please know that you do not need to make a decision right away. My one request is that when you make a decision, you inform me of your decision in writing. This will help me determine how to move your application forward. Please also inform Arcadia if you will be withdrawing, or deferring to a future semester.

I am very happy to talk through this with any of you, as I understand individual situations can be very different. Please do not hesitate to reach out at anytime. I have already heard from a few of you and look forward to connecting.

Best,
Maria

Sept. 11: New Zealand: School of Education Abroad spring 2021 program canceled

Message from the School of Education:

We have learned from Arcadia University (our study abroad provider in NZ) and our partners at the University of Otago that they have determined they will not be able to host study abroad programming in Spring 2021. We know this is likely disappointing news for you.  You will need to work with your advisor to make plans for courses for Spring 2021. If you have not done so already, please plan to reach out to your advisors next week to begin this conversation. We will be notifying all Teacher Education faculty today that the NZ program will not run in Spring 2021.

Please let us know if you have questions.
Best,
Mrs. Fish

Sept. 10: Australia: Rainforest to Reef (SFS) and Cambodia: Climate Change, Ethics and Conservation (SFS) spring 2021 program suspended

Sept. 9: Singapore, Nanyang Technological University spring 2021 exchange suspended

Message from the GEC Program Manager:

Good morning,
I hope this message finds you all healthy and well. Unfortunately, I have to share the news that NTU has cancelled its Spring 2021 exchange program. I was very disappointed to hear this news, as I am sure all of you were. I am here to support you through next steps, whatever that looks like for each of you.

I realize this is a lot to think about and you all have decisions to make. Three options for you include:

  • Deferring your NTU application to a later semester.
  • Withdrawing your application altogether
  • Studying abroad this Spring 2021, but on a different program.

When you finalize your decision, please inform me in writing. This will help me determine how to move your application forward.

While you may know that Spring 2021 applications are due September 10, we want to make sure you have time to make an informed decision. We can give a one week extension to that application deadline for almost all programs. If you’d like to consider a different program, I’d be happy to connect you to that program manager to discuss options.

I am very happy to talk through this with any of you, as I understand individual situations can be very different. Do not hesitate to reach out at anytime and please let me know how I can support you.

Sincerely,
Victoria

Sept. 4: Tanzania: Wildlife Management Studies (SFS) spring 2021 program suspended

Aug. 20: CIEE Ghana and CIEE South Africa spring 2021 programs suspended

Message from the GEC Program Manager:

Hello,

By now you should have heard from CIEE that your program in South Africa or Ghana for spring 2021 has been canceled. I know this is disappointing news.

You have a few options —

You can switch into a different program. We’ll try to keep this as simple as possible — you’ll likely need to resubmit a course review form, but you won’t need to pay another deposit or redo your application essays. You can choose any available program, and I’m happy to help you think through what might be a good alternative. For instance, if staying on the continent of Africa is important to you, you could look at the American University in Cairo or at SIT programs in Morocco or Rwanda.

You can defer to fall 2021. As of now, CIEE programs in Ghana and South Africa are slated to be operational then. We’ll also try to make this as simple as possible — applications for fall 2021 programs open in October, so you would likely need to take some action then.

You can withdraw your application. To do so, just email me.

Again, I know this is frustrating news. If it would be helpful to chat through options, please feel free to schedule some time with me.

Best,
Shanna

Aug. 20: Semester at Sea spring 2021 voyage canceled

Message from the GEC program manager:

Hi everyone,

I hope this message finds you all healthy and well. As many of you have already heard, the Spring 2021 Semester at Sea voyage has been cancelled. I was very disappointed to hear this news, as I am sure all of you were. I am here to support you through next steps, whatever that looks like for each of you.

I realize this is a lot to think about and you all have decisions to make. Three options for you include:

-Deferring your SAS voyage to a future semester
-Withdrawing your application altogether
-Studying abroad this Spring 2021, but on a different program.

My one request is that when you make a decision, you inform me of your decision in writing. This will help me determine how to move your application forward. Please also inform Semester at Sea if you will be withdrawing, or deferring to a future voyage.

I am very happy to talk through this with any of you, as I understand individual situations can be very different. Please do not hesitate to reach out at anytime.

I wish you all a good first week of classes and a successful semester ahead.

Best,
Maria

Aug. 11: Spain, Seville: Communications, New Media & Journalism (CIEE) spring 2021 program suspended

Message from the GEC Program Manager:

Hope you’re doing well and getting ready for fall semester to begin…crazy to believe we’re already in mid-August.

Unfortunately, we just heard from CIEE that they have made the decision to cancel the Communications, New Media & Journalism track in Seville this spring. We’re really heartbroken about it as it’s a great program and fit for Elon students, but the decision for this is determined by CIEE. As you have an application open for this program in the spring, I wanted to reach out and offer to meet with you via Zoom or phone to look at some alternative programs for spring (either a CIEE program or another one of our options) or the potential to defer to fall 2021. Of course I’m also happy to answer any questions via email as well. Please just let me know what would be most useful to you. You can schedule an appointment on my calendar by using this link.

Please let me know if there is anything I can help with. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best,
Catherine

Aug. 10: Spain, Barcelona: Liberal Arts (CIEE) spring 2021 program suspended

Message from the GEC Program Manager:

Hope you’re doing well and getting ready for fall semester to begin…crazy to believe we’re already in mid-August.

Unfortunately, we just heard from CIEE today that they have made the decision to cancel the Liberal Arts track in Barcelona this spring. We’re really heartbroken about it as it’s a great program and fit for Elon students, but the decision for this is determined by CIEE. As you have an application open for this program in the Spring, I wanted to reach out and offer to meet with you via Zoom or phone to look at some alternative programs for Spring (either a CIEE program or another one of our options) or the potential to defer to fall 2021. Of course I’m also happy to answer any questions via email as well. Please just let me know what would be most useful to you. You can schedule an appointment on my calendar by using this link.

Please let me know if there is anything I can help with. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best,
Catherine

Aug. 10: Dominican Republic (CIEE) spring 2021 program suspended

Message from the GEC Program Manager:

Hope you’re doing well and getting ready for fall semester to begin…crazy to believe we’re already in mid-August.

Unfortunately, we just heard from CIEE today that they have made the decision to cancel the Santiago, DR program this spring. We’re really heartbroken about it as it’s a great program and fit for Elon students, but the decision for this is determined by CIEE. As you have an application open for the program this Spring, I wanted to reach out and offer to meet with you (via Zoom or phone) to look at some alternative programs for Spring (either a CIEE program or another one of our options) or the potential to defer to fall 2021. Of course I’m also happy to answer any questions via email as well. Please just let me know what would be most useful to you. You can schedule an appointment on my calendar by using this link.

Please let me know if there is anything I can help with. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best,
Catherine

For most programs, students can withdraw anytime before Nov. 5 for a full deposit refund — please see the deadlines page for exceptions.

Winter Term 2021

Global Short-Term Programs are canceled for Winter Term 2021.

See information above about a selection of short-term programs being offered for a one-time May Term 2021.

Fall 2020

Key dates for fall 2020

    For fall 2020 programs that begin between July 13 and Aug. 15:

    • Elon will decide on program continuity by May 18.
    • Students that withdraw their application by June 1 will have their deposit refunded.
    • Students that withdraw their application after June 1 will not have their deposit refunded and will incur any expended, nonrecoverable costs associated with their program.
    • Elon will enroll students in iNext insurance by May 30.

    For fall 2020 programs that begin between Aug. 16 and Aug. 25:

    • Elon will decide on program continuity by June 16.
    • Students that withdraw their application by June 16 will have their deposit refunded.
    • Students that withdraw their application after June 16 will not have their deposit refunded and will incur any expended, nonrecoverable costs associated with their program.
    • Elon will enroll students in iNext insurance by June 30.

    For fall 2020 programs that begin Aug. 26 or later:

    • Elon will decide on program continuity by July 9.
    • Students that withdraw their application by July 9 will have their deposit refunded.
    • Students that withdraw their application after July 9 will not have their deposit refunded and will incur any expended, nonrecoverable costs associated with their program.
    • Elon will enroll students in iNext insurance by July 30.

    FAQ for fall 2020

    When’s the deadline to defer or withdraw my application?

    There is not one set deadline for deferring or withdrawing your fall 2020 application. Please consider the key dates listed above. Also, note that the final deadline for spring 2021 programs is Sept. 10.

    Many of our partners are relaxing their cancelation deadlines as well, so double check with your provider or on-site host (e.g. FIE, CIEE, University of Haifa, etc.).

    When will I know if my fall 2020 program is canceled?

    If your host program cancels their program, students approved for the program will be notified directly as soon as possible.

    For information on when Elon will assess program continuity, please see the key dates listed above.

    What are my options if my fall 2020 program is canceled?

    If your program is canceled, you have three options:

    1. Switch into another available fall 2020 program. Talk with your GEC program manager about which programs are still available (the closer it is to a program start date, the less likely a program is to be available – this is often complicated by required visa timelines), and which may be a good substitution for your academic requirements and global engagement goals.
    2. Defer your application to spring 2021. Email your GEC program manager or global@elon.edu to request a deferral.
    3. Withdraw your application. Email your GEC program manager or global@elon.edu to withdraw your application. Your application deposit will be credited to your student account.