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  • Locations: New York, New York, United States;
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Winter
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

Course Description

Student in front of UN

COR 416 US   WEALTH AND POVERTY   4 S.H. 

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.

  • This course may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.

 

Activity Level: Challenging


Activity levels are rated to fit into one of four categories: easy going, moderate, challenging and demanding. This program is rated as challenging, which means walking is the best way to get to know a new place. Be prepared for a good physical challenge and to spend the entire day on the move, whether it’s public transit, city streets or village cobblestones.

 

 

Deadlines

 

Students are required to take the fall pre-departure course associated with this Winter Term course. All students will automatically be registered for the pre-departure course but must register themselves for the Winter Term course during pre-registration for Winter Term.
 

Cancellation Policy

  

To cancel your participation in a program, complete the Winter Term Withdrawal questionnaire in your application.

Itinerary

  • Week 1: Meet at Elon 
    • Preparatory readings and lectures
    • Poverty simulation
  • Week 2: Travel to New York City
    • Walking tour of Wall Street
    • Meetings with anti-poverty groups
    • Lectures on economic crisis and theories of impoverishment
    • Tour of UN
    • Meetings with UNICEF and UN Women, interfaith leaders fighting poverty
    • Free day in NYC
    • Examine US Congress and issues of wealth and poverty
  • Week 3: Return to Burlington
    • Process and debrief NY experiences
    • Work on research projects

Note: Itinerary is subject to change due to availability of local facilities and scheduling issues.


Housing

Students will be housed in shared accommodations.

Costs

Costs for global study vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for Winter Term (included in fall semester tuition/bill). 

Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.

Detailed cost information is available on the budget sheet (link at top of page).

 

Scholarships/Travel Grants

Students seeking need-based financial support are encouraged to apply for the GEC Access Scholarship.

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.

Connect with us

Drop by the GEC in Global Commons 360 for Quick Questions, no appointment necessary:
Wednesdays 2-4 PM
Thursdays 9-11 AM

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!


Want to know more? Connect with the GEC, alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal!

 

Program Leader 1: Toddie Peters
Professor of Religious Studies
Spence Pavilion-Religion/Phil. 215
2340 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
336.278.5247
rpeters@elon.edu



Isabella Cannon Global Education Center (GEC)
Global Commons 360
2375 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244
336.278.6700 (phone)
336.278.6692 (fax)
global@elon.edu

 

 

Ready to apply?

Click "apply now" from this brochure to get started, and complete your application by the deadline listed below.


If applications are not yet available, see the deadlines webpage for information on when this program will be accepting applications.

See the application instructions webpage for more information on the application requirements and process. 

*Note: This is a Corecapstone Course. Therefore, you must be of junior or senior standing to apply.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
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.

Winter 2019 09/03/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

March 5: Priority application period begins.

March 15, 11:59 p.m. EDT: Priority period deadline. All applications received during the priority period are reviewed for eligibility and merit rather than time of submission.

March 27: Status notification for students that applied by the priority deadline.

Change period begins. Students that applied by the priority deadline can change into an open program by completing a Change Form (available in the GEC starting March 27).

March 29: Rolling period begins. All programs with spots remaining will reopen for application. New applications will be reviewed on a rolling and space-available basis.

Sept. 3, 11:59 p.m. EDT: Final application and deposit credit deadline. Students accepted to programs that cancel after this date will not have the deposit credited to their account.

Sept. 4, 5 p.m. EDT: Final deadline for students on a wait list to enroll in an open program. No students will be accepted into programs off of wait lists after this date. Students that are not accepted into programs will have the deposit credited to their account after this date.

Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation deadlines.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. 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 within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed