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|Restrictions:||Elon applicants only|
|Class Eligibility:||1-Sophomore and Above||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Language Prerequisite:||None||Language(s) of Instruction:||All courses in English|
|Course Prerequisite(s):||None||Housing Options:||Apartment|
|Internship Option:||Yes||Volunteer/Service Opportunities:||Yes|
|Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:||18||Program Capacity:||Unlimited|
|Program Advisor/Manager:||Bill Burress||ELR Unit:||2 units|
Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available through the GEC website (Elon password required).
- One of four Key Courses (4 credits):
- British Life and Cultures
- British Life and Business
- Britain and Europe
- British Culture and Visual Media
- An unpaid internship*, service learning placement*, OR research course (4 credits).
Students will earn the remaining 8 credits by taking one FIE elective and the GST interdisciplinary capstone seminar taught by Elon Faculty in Residence (see below), or by taking two FIE electives (more information on electives is below).
COR 356 IS ELR – 4 credits (credit for COR Capstone Seminar)
The topic of this seminar changes every semester as the faculty member in residence changes.
Spring 2016: London the Megacity
- Dr. Ryan Kirk (Geography & Environmental Studies)
- Dr. Kathy Lyday (English)
Electives - More than 25 courses are available in arts, literature, theatre, global business, media and communications, history and politics, and humanities and social sciences. View the list of FIE elective courses. View the London Course Request Form. Save this form to your computer before electronically completing it.
Attention Music Students:
Credit bearing and non-credit bearing private voice lessons are also available for an additional fee. Contact the London Program Advisor for more information.
FIE has a piano for students use. Contact the London program advisor for more information on scheduling piano practice time.
Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.
Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
*Students undertaking an internship or service learning placement are required to obtain a pre-entry clearance visa. Specific information on the visa application process will be discussed in pre-departure orientations.
Dates for Spring 2015 are as follows:
- Arrival: Jan. 7, 2015
- Mid-Term Break: March 2 - 6, 2015
- Departure: April 26, 2015
Dates for Fall 2015 are as follows:
- Arrival: Sept. 2, 2015
- Mid-Term Break: Oct. 26 - 30, 2015
- Departure: Dec. 20, 2015
Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.
For cost information for this program, please view the budget sheets:
Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC. For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad 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.
FIE offers scholarships to students studying in London.
FIE offers student accommodations based in historic and charming Kensington, just a few minutes walk from the Foundation House Study Center. The majority of students live in double-occupancy rooms, while some will live in single, triple or quadruple rooms. Students will live in one of four residences and will be notified of their housing assignment approximately one month prior to arrival. Learn more about FIE's residences.
- A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.
- Sophomore, junior, or senior standing is required.
Students must complete the online Elon University Study Abroad Application by the published deadline. See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one year in advance.
A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, will be fully the responsibility of the student.
View the pre-departure orientation schedule for semester programs.
Once the orientation schedule is set, students will be notified by e-mail of the times, dates and locations.
Want to know more? Join the Global Education Center Facebook page to connect with alumni and other prospective students.
Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives who 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, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!
You can also learn more on FIE's comprehensive website.
Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources
|Studying abroad has both changed and clarified my goals and aspirations for life. I would like to become (in English terms) a primary school teacher. My internship at the Kids Company in South London has solidified this aspiration. I worked with much younger kids at my internship and realized that I do indeed like working with the younger children versus the higher grades. I also can see myself living abroad for part of my life, something I had not anticipated or planned on for my future prior to studying abroad. My comparative education class has helped me decided just exactly what kind of teacher I would like to be and it has given me a more global perspective on the idea of education as a whole.|
|— Kerry Kurkjian, Spring 2013|
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|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall||2015||02/19/2015 **||Rolling Admission||09/02/2015||12/20/2015|
|Spring||2016||09/17/2015 **||Rolling Admission||01/06/2016||04/24/2016|
NOTE: The priority deadline is April 30. After April 30, this program will continue to accept applications on a rolling and space-available basis until September 17, and applications will be reviewed within two weeks of submission.
The start dates and end dates 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.
Please view the Deadlines page for more information.
|Fall||2016||02/18/2016 **||Rolling Admission||08/31/2016||12/18/2016|
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.
Open Period: Oct. 15 to 11:59 PM, Nov. 12. All applications completed in the Open Period will be reviewed by Dec. 1.
Rolling Period: Dec. 1 to 11:59 PM, Feb. 18. All applications completed in the Rolling Period will be reviewed within two weeks of submission.
Please view the Semester 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