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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 Centers in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C.  These Centers, 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 Centers put you where the action is happening.

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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

Affiliate Programs

Columbia College: Comedy Studies at Second City in Chicago

For Program description, costs and courses offered, see the Columbia College Chicago website.

Students enroll for fall or spring semester in Columbia College in Chicago as “students at large.” At the conclusion of your studies, Columbia will release your transcript to Elon University. Students interested in this program should contact Mark Dalhouse in the GEC at or 336.278.6700. After this initial meeting, students will be directed to submit a Course Review Form to Robin Straka in the Registrar’s Office ( to evaluate transfer credit from Columbia to Elon. Students apply on their own to Columbia College as “students at large.”

Students enrolling at Columbia College’s Comedy Studies at Second City will pay Elon University directly for all costs associated with the program. Please note that students arrange housing directly through Columbia College.


Duke Marine Lab

REU Research Experience for Undergraduates: Program Estuarine and Coastal Marine Sciences:

Elon University students interested in enrolling in regular semester or summer session courses at the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort must register through the Elon University Global Education Center.  This is an Elon approved program; however, the tuition costs of attending Duke University are noticeably higher than those at Elon.  Elon students are charged the same rate as Duke University students.

Students should seek academic advising for this program through Prof. Michael Kingston at or by calling (336) 278-6182.

For complete program information, please see the Duke Marine Lab website.

Independent Experiences

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).

Learn more about Independent Programs

Non-Elon Programs

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 Programs

Emergency Information

In the event of an emergency, visit or E-net News for vital instructions and information.

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.