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
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
- Accepted/Waitlisted students for programs offered in May Term – Students under these statuses will have first priority to participate in the May Term program
- 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
- 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 email@example.com, or by using our quick chat feature on our website (lower right corner when you go to our website).
Janelle Papay Decato & The Global Short-Term Programs Team
Sept. 7 message from the short-term programs team
- Students previously accepted to the program (students have two weeks to confirm)
- Students previously wait listed to the program (students have two weeks to confirm)
- Students previously accepted or wait listed to any Winter Term 2021 program
- As space allows, open application to all students
July 13 message from the short-term programs team
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).
- 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.
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
Only student with Junior or Senior Status may participate
Spring Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar:
GBL 126: TBD
BUS 281: Business In The Pacific Rim
- BUS or FIN elective
- Asian Studies elective
Academic Catalog link coming soon
Cost breakdown coming soon
GBL 298 Dominican Republic: Baseball & Tourism
- Civilization or Society
ENG 257 England: Literary Landscapes
- Expression (literature requirement)
TBD (airfare is not included)
GBL 290 Ghana: Performing Arts in Cultural Context
- Civilization or Expression (non-literature)
- HSS Practicum (with departmental approval)
Spring Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar:
GBL 190: TBD
GBL 296 Great Structures of Europe: Technology & History
- Civilization or non-lab Science
MUS 471: Jazz & Opera in Italy
- Advanced Studies
Academic catalog link coming soon
GBL 233 Mediterranean: East Meets West
- Civilization or Society