Winter Term 2015 classes in Israel and Ghana have been canceled or postponed due to regional security and health concerns in Africa and the Middle East.
Elon University’s Isabella Cannon Global Education Center keeps track daily of current events through a U.S. State Department website and other sources, and based on current events in West Africa and the Middle East, center administrators have made changes to three Winter Term programs.
“Israel, Palestinian Territory, and Jordan: Living Stones of Peace” has been cancelled for 2015 due to regional security concerns.
Due to the tragic outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, both Winter Term programs to Ghana will not go to West Africa in 2015.
“Ghana: West African History and Culture” has been modified for 2015 — the program will now be “Ethiopia and Tanzania: An Exploration of History, Culture, and the Natural World in East Africa.” “Ghana: Performing Arts in Cultural Context” has been postponed to January 2016.
Center staff members do not anticipate changes to other Winter Term 2015 programs to Africa, including “South Africa: The Call of South Africa” and “Malawi: The Warm Heart of Africa.”
The Isabella Cannon Global Education Center continues to accept spring semester applications for all Elon-approved programs in the Middle East and Africa, including programs in Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Morocco, Ghana, Senegal, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.
Staff members continue to monitor the situations closely and will implement contingency plans in a timely manner should conditions dictate a change.
For more information please contact the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center at (336) 278-6700.