Inside Higher Ed highlights Elon’s study abroad programs

The article by reporter Maria Carrasco featured insights from Dean of Global Education Nick Gozik, who heads the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center at Elon.

A recent article looking at how college and university students are returning to study abroad programs during the pandemic highlighted the rebound in participation at Elon, which has been consistently recognized for its global education programs.

Nick Gozik, dean of global education

The article titled “Study Abroad Programs Resume After Pandemic Hiatus” by reporter Maria Carrasco noted that many students who missed out on studying abroad last year are finding new ways to participate this year. Gozik shared with Carrasco that Elon saw more than 1,200 students apply for programs during its month-long Winter Term — the highest number of applications the university has ever seen. More than 900 students, faculty and staff are participating in short-term study away programs around the globe during Winter Term, which concludes next week.

“This year, we’ve seen rebounds both for fall and for spring terms—a bit lower in the fall than usual, but robust numbers,” Gozik said. “For the winter term, interest was just off the charts, [though] we will end up having fewer students because of cancellations, and a lot of that is driven by individual countries.”

Last fall Elon was again ranked #1 nationally for the percentage of undergraduates who participate in study abroad during their time at the university, the 17th consecutive year Elon has earned the distinction from the Institute of International Education.