Spring Break Abroad: Elon student-athletes go global for competition, education

Three Elon Phoenix teams are spending Spring Break abroad in an experience that provides them the opportunity to compete internationally and to immerse themselves in another culture.

Three Elon Phoenix teams are taking the field far from Rhodes and Rudd stadiums during Spring Break this year as part of Elon’s commitment to providing global experiences to its student-athletes.

Members of the Elon football team pose during their global experience in Costa Rica

Members of the Elon football team are in Costa Rica this week while the women’s soccer team is in Portugal and the men’s soccer team is in Brazil. Each immersive program combines competition with education as student-athletes learn about a different culture while competing against competitors from another country and offering guidance to young athletes.

Elon is committed to providing student-athletes with the opportunity to participate in a global experience during their time at Elon, with each team typically embarking on a program abroad once every four years.

Members of the team as well as coaches and support staff are helping to document the adventure, and fans are invited to follow along to learn more about what the student-athletes are experiencing and learning. Visit the blogs for each team to see photos and read about their experiences and find engaging content on the social media accounts of the teams.

Members of the Elon men’s soccer team pose during their global experience in Brazil.

Elon Football

Elon Women’s Soccer

Elon Men’s Soccer