The pioneer and leader in experiential learning
Colleges across the country embrace the value of engaged teaching and learning. Elon pioneered this approach 25 years ago with excellent classroom teaching that includes simulations, research, group projects and presentations, along with programs beyond the classroom, called the Elon Experiences – study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, service and leadership.
Elon undergraduates lead the nation in engaged learning:
(Sources: Elon student surveys , National Survey of Student Engagement , Institute of International Education )
Examples of how we learn
The national leader in global engagement.
A global perspective is central to an Elon education. From their first-year Global Experience courses to their senior seminars, students gain a deeper understanding of people, societies and environments around the world.
The course was about wilderness therapy, and how nature experiences can help treat patients. Before we left for Tanzania, we did related classwork. What I didn’t realize was that I became a ‘patient’ on the mountain. I was experiencing the treatments that we learned about, leaning on others, and learning more about myself in climbing the mountain.
Elon’s global campus includes centers with faculty-in-residence in Florence, London, Shanghai and Dunedin, New Zealand. Students spend semesters abroad or take one-month courses during the January Winter Term.
Students spend full semesters or the summer taking courses and doing internships based in Elon centers in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
Learning and living on the nation’s most beautiful campus
As a designated botanical garden with splendid vistas, brick pathways and classic architectural design, Elon is regularly recognized for having the nation’s most beautiful campus. This is an environment designed for human interactions. From spacious outdoor plazas to student-faculty engagement spaces, cozy group study nooks, active Maker Hubs and inviting dining halls, Elon’s campus promotes collaboration and community.