The University of Sussex is located in Brighton, a friendly city by the sea that could have been designed for students. Brash, buzzing, and lively all year round, Brighton is an eccentric, tolerant, and cosmopolitan place. The Sussex campus is a refreshing contrast, set in open parkland, with an excellent range of social and academic facilities. The International Summer School provides an opportunity to meet and study with people from different countries and cultures and take a variety of classes. The Sussex International Office oversees the International Summer School program and works closely with students to ensure an excellent experience.
Courses are offered in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to, art, business, international relations, literature, and political science. See separate course listing for more information. Students take one course (4 credits) per session for a total of 8 credits.
The course(s) also satisfy(ies) the Experiential Learning Requirement for the General Studies requirement.
Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.
Session I & II: late June - mid-August
Students are required to arrive on/by the first day of the program and be in attendance until the final day. Consult the program calendar for complete details. Students are responsible for making their own flight arrangements and for getting themselves from the airport to the University of Sussex in Brighton.
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 see the summer budget sheet.
GEC Access Scholarships are designed to help provide access for all undergraduate students to participate in an Elon-approved Global Engagement (study abroad or Study USA) program. The application for a GEC Access Scholarship is a questionnaire embedded in the outgoing program application--there is no external application. Please see the GEC Access Scholarship brochure for information on eligibility, conditions, and notification.
For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.
Students can apply for summer financial aid through Elon University in person in the Office of Financial Planning in the spring semester. Summer financial aid applications are due May 1.
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 global engagement program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
All Summer School students living on campus will be housed in the brand new Northfields site and in Lewes Court, in single en-suite rooms. This means that each room has its own bathroom. Linens are provided. Rooms include equipped kitchens in which students can prepare meals.
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 semester in advance.
A successful semester and summer 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, are the student's full responsibility.
Learn more about the International Summer School at the University of Sussex.
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Contact Global Ambassadors to learn more from global engagement alumni. Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more study abroad or Study USA programs and have been trained to help you prepare for your own global engagement. They are looking forward to hearing from you!
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|The most interesting course I took while abroad was English Folklore. I enjoyed learning about the ancient folk tales that existed in Brighton and the rest of England. Through the field trips we took as a class, we encountered different sites of folklore stories. For example, we went to Stonehenge, Devil's Dyke, and King Arthur's Round Table. At each of those sites, we learned about the folk tales associated with the ground we were standing on. My favourite part of this course was being able to take these field trips and have a hands-on experience of the folklore. Anybody can read a folk story from a book and use their imagination to understand the story, but it is a completely different effect to be immersed in the lands where the folk tales took place.|
|— Andrea Resciniti, Summer 2015|
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|Summer||2020||02/13/2020 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.
Early Action Period: October 8 to 11:59 p.m., November 14. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 3 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.
Revision Period begins December 3. Students that applied Early Action and are assigned the status "revise and resubmit" or are waitlisted may revise and resubmit their application, submit a change form in Global Commons 360 to switch into an open program, or defer their application to the spring term.
Rolling Period: December 6 to 11:59 p.m., February 13. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 13 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by March.
All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.
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.
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