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

10 short-term programs are offered for a special one-time May Term 2021. 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 will be posted to this page soon.

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


May Term 2021 Global Programs

Updated Sept. 30, 1:44 PM EDT

COR 446 Austria, Germany & Czech Republic: Lives of the Great Composers

  • Core capstone seminar (meets ELR requirement)
  • German studies elective

Academic Catalog

Only student with Junior or Senior Status may participate 

Spring Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar:

GBL 126: TBD

Program Leader(s):

Laurin Kier

Virginia Novine-Whittaker

Cost TBD


BUS 281: Business In The Pacific Rim

  • BUS or FIN elective
  • Asian Studies elective

Academic Catalog link coming soon

Spring Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar:

GBL 181: TBD

Program Leader(s):

Raj Gupta

Rosey Bao

$7,300

Cost breakdown coming soon


GBL 298 Dominican Republic: Baseball & Tourism

  • Civilization or Society

Academic Catalog

Spring Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar:

GBL 198: TBD

Program Leader(s)

Mark Cryan

Kirstie Doehler

Cost TBD


ENG 257 England: Literary Landscapes

  • Expression (literature requirement)

Academic Catalog

Spring Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar:

GBL 157: TBD

Program Leader(s):

Kathy Lyday

Paula Patch

TBD (airfare is not included)


GBL 290 Ghana: Performing Arts in Cultural Context

  • Civilization or Expression (non-literature)
  • HSS Practicum (with departmental approval)

Academic Catalog

Spring Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar:

GBL 190: TBD

Program Leader(s):

Keshia Wall

Vanessa Drew-Branch

Cost TBD


GBL 296 Great Structures of Europe: Technology & History

  • Civilization or non-lab Science

Academic Catalog

    Spring Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar:

    GBL 196: TBD

    Program Leader(s):

    Robert Charest

    Ryan Kirk

    TBD


    MUS 471: Jazz & Opera in Italy

    • Expression
    • Advanced Studies

    Academic catalog link coming soon

    There is no prerequisite preparatory seminar.

    Program Leader(s):

    Polly Cornelius 

    Jon Metzger

    Cost TBD


     

    GBL 233 Mediterranean: East Meets West

    • Civilization or Society

    Academic Catalog

    Fall Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar:

    GBL 133: TBD

    Program Leader(s):

    Tina Das

    Mark Kurt

    Cost TBD


    COR 331 Tanzania: Wilderness & Adventure Therapy

    • Core Capstone Seminar

    Academic Catalog

    Only student with Junior or Senior Status may participate 

    Does NOT meet ELR requirement

    No Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar.

    Program Leader(s):

    Rodney Parks

    Kristen Aquilino

    $5,650

    Cost breakdown coming soon