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California, Los Angeles: Elon in LA - Spring
Los Angeles, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet:
Class Eligibility:
1-Sophomore and Above
Minimum GPA:
Language Prerequisite:
Language(s) of Instruction:
All courses in English
Course Prerequisite(s):
Housing Options:
Program Type:
Study USA - Semester
Internship Option:
Volunteer/Service Opportunities:
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Program Capacity:
Program Advisor/Manager:
Mark Dalhouse
Course #/Placeholder:
Varies per student
Program Leader 1:
J McMerty
Program Description:

Elon in LA Spring 2015 

The Elon in Los Angeles spring semester program is a full semester opportunity for students to study in the entertainment capital of the world. The LA program runs appoximately the same weeks as courses on our main campus.  

ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE OPEN BEGINNING March 15, 2014 FOR THE SPRING 2015 PROGRAM.  The priority application period runs until April 15 when admission continues on a rolling basis until November 1, 2014.  

The program is open to all majors, who can earn up to 18 hours of credit (two hours of internship and up to 16 hours of course work, chosen from Communications electives, a Theatre Studies elective, and an Art History course) while onsite in Hollywood.

While students spend their spring taking the classes which most interest them, they also work together during the semester on colaborative projects. Short films are produced and directed by students in the production class and star students in the acting class. The PR students, then, put together press kits containing plot synopses, cast lists and production bios to circulate to attendees, and develop a social media strategy for the individual films.

Students participating in Elon in LA have regularly scheduled activities, such as film screenings, behind the scenes tours of productions in progress and mentoring interactions with our alumni working and living in Los Angeles.  Students are housed in a fully furnished, full-service, secure corporate housing facility in Burbank - in walking distance of Warner Brothers studios.  Elon students pay regular Elon tuition, plus an additional housing and programming fee.   

Check out our student blog from years past at

Questions? Contact the Elon in LA program coordinator, J McMerty ( for program-specific and course related questions and contact Mark Dalhouse in the Study USA office for questions regarding the application process. 

Elon in LA is open to students from other universities!  Please contact for application instructions.  

“If I just come out here by myself, I don’t think I’d get the opportunity to get feedback and work with all kinds of different people. Being out here gives us an excuse to work together. But at the same time, it’s also a competition. It’s a weird mix of working together but also that push you get from seeing everyone else work and saying, ‘I want to be good, too.’” – Asha Wilson ’13, Media Arts & Entertainment majorand intern at Martin Chase Productions in Los Angeles in the summer of 2011

Courses related to Elon in Los Angeles may not be taken pass/fail.

Change Agent
It has made me more open to the idea of living in a major city
     — Charyssa Parent, Spring 2013
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2014 10/31/2013
Rolling Admission 02/01/2014 05/15/2014
Spring 2015 11/01/2014 ** Rolling Admission 01/31/2015 05/16/2015
NOTE: Priority application period is March 15-April 15 (11:59pm). Priority period is for students sure of their participation in the program. Priority period deposits are generally binding. Regular application period begins April 16 and continues until the program is full. Regular period deposits are refundable until Sept. 15. Dates listed reflect the date students are expected to arrive and depart the host location and reflect the best information available to the GEC. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status in a timely fashion.

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