Elon is a top study abroad program. Again and again.
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*Travel limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted participation during the 2021-22 academic year.
Elon continues to make progress toward its goal of achieving 100 percent access to a global engagement experience, with the university expanding financial aid to assist students who cannot afford the cost of study abroad.
Get your passport ready.
Elon provides long- and short-term global opportunities for students in every major.
College is a time for learning—but no one said you have to do it all in the same zip code. Studying away from Elon can take place around the world and throughout the United States.
You will study abroad. The only questions are when, where and how often?
Short-term (January, Thanksgiving, Spring Break), semester-long, summer and/or an entire academic or calendar year
There are three types of programs:
Elon’s 4-1-4 academic calendar allows multiple opportunities to study away, especially during Winter Term. There are more than 30 program options, including:
If you’re unable to leave campus for a full semester or Winter Term, consider a travel-embedded course taught on campus with a short-term travel component.
Semester Elon global centers are tailor-made for our students.
In Elon’s more than 70 semester and summer affiliate programs, you take part in a study abroad program hosted with an educational partner. Here are some of the opportunities available:
‘Utterly surpassed expectations’
Name: Spencer Rieser
Majors: Political Science and International Relations
Minor: Middle East Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies
Where: Amman, Jordan
“The experience of studying abroad in Jordan utterly surpassed expectations. The classes I took were engrossing, my Arabic skills vastly improved, and I met so many new people. My favorite part was going on weekend trips with my friends. We went all around the country and internationally to places like Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Turkey and even Holland.”
‘It felt like home’
Name: Zaina Huseni
“Studying abroad in a country so far away from the USA was scary at first but getting out of my comfort zone and taking that risk really paid off. I developed lifelong friendships with students all over the world and gained valuable traveling experience that has shaped my view of our world. ”
To get started on your path to a life-changing experience (or two), schedule a visit to Elon, North Carolina. A campus visit is the best way to determine if Elon is right for you.
We are offering small group campus visits with modified tours. Sessions are limited for your health and safety. We are also offering virtual campus visit sessions to prospective students, who have not yet applied to Elon, as well as to our admitted students.