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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 Charlotte, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Available for a semester or summer, these programs are offered in partnership with Elon faculty-in-residence or local partners and provide academic coursework, internships, and alumni support on-site to help you kickstart your career!

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Short-Term Programs

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.

Learn More about Winter Term Programs

Non-Elon Petitions

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.

Learn more about Non-Elon Petitions

Other Global Experiential Opportunities

If you plan to arrange your own academic internship, conduct independent research or an independent study abroad 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).

Learn more about Other Global Experiential Opportunities

Emergency Information

In the event of an emergency, visit or Today at Elon for vital instructions and information.

Calling the Elon Campus Safety & Police (336-278-5555) 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 contact the Crisis Counselor on Call at 336-278-2222.

The Student Life Emergency Response System page provides more detail for aid available to students.