Study USA promote academic excellence through organizing unique experiences.
Study USA allows students to experience the diverse cultures within the United States
Study USA fosters professional development through unique internship experiences.
Study USA Programs
Study USA offers dedicated programs in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. These programs, in partnership with Elon faculty-in-residence or local partners, provide academic coursework, internships, and alumni support on-site to help you kickstart your career. Study USA put you where the action is happening.
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Study USA offers the opportunity to explore topical issues on location. Elon offers more than 35 innovative short-term programs during Winter Term, including around a dozen Study USA programs. In presidential election years, for example, you can travel to Iowa with Study USA and volunteer in a campaign and meet U.S. presidential candidates in our Iowa Caucus course. Spend Winter Term studying ecology and sustainability in south Florida while satisfying your science lab requirement for non-science majors. Or, travel to the Magic Kingdom in Orlando and find out about the sociology and psychology of happiness through a study of Disney World and its business techniques. Or, go check out the latest in independent film with the Study USA Sundance Winter Term class.
If you plan to arrange your own academic internship away from campus or to conduct independent research or an independent study under the supervision of an Elon faculty member, part of your approval process includes GEC approval.
To learn more about internship credit at Elon, please see this helpful resource from the Student Professional Development Center (SPDC).
The Isabella Cannon Global Education Center (GEC) requires students to attend Elon-vetted study away programs unless there is a compelling academic reason to attend a program not reviewed and vetted by Elon. If you choose to explore other, non-Elon programs during the semester, Winter Term, or summer, you must complete a petition.
Calling the Elon Campus Safety & Police is the most effective way to respond to emergencies abroad, outside of the Elon Global Education Center’s regular business hours. Students experiencing a psychological crisis should also contact Campus Safety and Police at (336) 278-5555 and ask to speak to the after-hours counselor on call.