Programs : Brochure
- Locations: New York, New York, United States;
- Program Terms: Winter
- Restrictions: Elon applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Winter
|Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility:||2-Junior and Above||Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite:||None||Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction:||All courses in English|
|Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s):||None||Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options:||Shared Hostel/Hotel|
|Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option:||No||Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities:||No|
|Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:||04||Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available:||Elon Core Curriculum|
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity:||12||Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager:||Mark Dalhouse|
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Leader 1:||Toddie Peters||ELR Unit:||0 units|
In this course students examine the ways in which economic globalization has exacerbated the divide between the rich and the poor in contemporary society and engage in a moral critique of the increasing disparities between wealth and poverty in our world. Through readings, research, and visits to anti-poverty agencies, students examine the ways in which people experience aspects of wealth and poverty in our world, draw on philosophical and ethical resources to study and assess the moral consequences of the reigning model of globalization, and search for strategies to address the growing poverty in our world.
This course begins at Elon with morning sessions focused on discussing readings, theories, and experiences in the communities and afternoons engaging in and learning about issues of wealth and poverty in our local community. The second week we travel to New York to work with the Poverty Initiative, a national grassroots anti-poverty movement and to meet with various UN and NGO agencies addressing international poverty issues. The final week brings us back to campus to continue to research, discuss, and imagine new and effective strategies for addressing poverty and inequality in our world.
Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
*Additionally, a predeparture course will be required in the fall.
Students will be housed in shared accommodations.
Note: Itinerary is subject to change due to availability of local facilities and scheduling issues.
The eligibility requirements specific to this program are listed in the Fact Sheet at the top of this brochure.
See the Deadlines and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information.
March 7, 2017: Priority period begins for all programs.
11:59 PM, March 16, 2017: Priority period deadline. All applications received during priority period are reviewed for eligibility and merit rather than time of submission.
March 28, 2017: Notification begins. The GEC will send notifications via email for all applications received by priority period deadline.
March 28, 2017: Change period begins. Students that submitted applications during the priority period can switch into available programs by submitting a Change Form (available March 29).
March 30, 2017: Rolling period begins. New applications will be accepted and reviewed on a space-available basis.
Sept. 2017: Final application deadline. **Students that cancel after this date will not have the deposit refunded.**
To cancel your participation in a program, complete the Winter Term Withdrawal questionnaire in your application.Per the Study Abroad Policies webpage, please note the following payment and cancellation deadlines:
*All students are automatically enrolled in a travel insurance policy through iNext, an outside insurance provider. This policy covers students who must cancel their participation due to serious health issues that occur after October 1. In some instances (evaluated on a case-by-case basis) the travel insurance may insure against changes in mental health. The insurance does not cover any other changes in circumstances such as disciplinary or academic status; job, internship, graduate school or theatrical performance opportunities; leadership opportunities on campus; fear; other personal issues. Students who must cancel their participation after the final day to have the $400 deposit refunded may be able to seek a refund through the travel insurance company.
If airline bookings have already been made by the time of a student's cancellation, some airlines may issue the student a voucher for the value of the ticket less some penalty fee for change in ticketing. These are usually valid for 12 months with the airline issuing the ticket. The airline can provide specific details.
Costs for study abroad vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for Winter Term (included in the fall semester tuition/bill).
Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.
Need-based scholarships are available for Elon WT programs through the GEC.
For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
Read blog posts from students on this program in years past and access blogs for Faculty-led programs on the Study Abroad Blog.
Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more study abroad programs and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current Global Ambassadors via email--they are looking forward to hearing from you!
Program Leader 1: Toddie Peters
Professor of Religious Studies
Spence Pavilion-Religion/Phil. 215
2340 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
Isabella Cannon Global Education Center
CB 2375, Global Commons 360
Elon, NC 27244
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Winter||2018||09/28/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
NOTE: 11:59 PM, Sept. 28: DEADLINE EXTENDED. Application deposit is non-refundable after this date.
See the Deadlines and Cancellation Policy page for full deadline information.
To guarantee consideration for a GEC Access Scholarship for this program, you must submit the application questionnaire "Apply for a GEC Access Scholarship" by Sept. 14. Scholarship questionnaires submitted after this date will not be eligible for the GEC Access Scholarship.
The start date is the date students are expected to meet at the U.S. departure airport. The end date is the date students will meet back at that same airport.
These dates reflect the best information available to the GEC but are subject to change. Please do not purchase domestic flight tickets based on the dates listed here.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.
Indicates that deadline has passed