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  • Locations: Los Angeles, United States
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
The Elon in Los Angeles summer program is a nine-week opportunity for students to take classes and partake in internships in the entertainment capital of the world. The program is open to ALL majors. Students earn six hours of credit while onsite in Hollywood. Four of those credits will be from an elective course and two will satisfy any internship requirement.
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The summer 2020 program has been suspended due to disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will return for summer 2021.  

About the Location

The Elon in Los Angeles summer program is a nine-week opportunity for students to take classes and partake in internships in the entertainment capital of the world.



The program is open to ALL majors. Students earn six hours of credit while onsite in Hollywood. Four of those credits will be from an elective course and two will satisfy any internship requirement.

COM 381  Communications Internship
COM 386  LA Entertainment Production
COM 363  Entertainment Public Relations
DAN 320  LA Dance for the Camera
DAN 381  LA Dance Internship
COM 386  Entertainment Production for Actors
THE 481   Theatre Internship

Courses vary between spring and summer. They are supplemented with master classes from alumni and industry professionals who share their experience and insights.

Grades count toward an Elon GPA. 

Study USA courses may NOT be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.


Elon students have interned in a variety of industries and Los Angeles has something to offer students of every major.  Past internship sites have included: NBCUniversal, McDonald Selznck Associates, Fox Sports 1, Red Light PR, Ellen DeGeneres Show, Shameless Jewelry, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Hopeless Records, Paramount Pictures, VH1 Music Talent, Platform Media Group.
Check out this map to see where the Elon in LA students have interned:

Program Activities

Elon in LA students 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. 

General Program Dates

Summer 2020
May 29 - August 1


Cost for this program includes tuition, housing, and various programming for students. Please see the budget sheet above for more detailed information. 

Transportation and food costs are NOT included.

Scholarships/Travel Grants

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.


Applications for Summer 2018 open with a deadline of  March 15, 2018. 

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


Students will participate in a series of MANDATORY orientations during the semester prior to participating in a Study USA experience. These orientations will address issues of academic, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. 



You are required to attend all pre-departure meetings and/or courses associated with the Study USA program for which you are applying.

Cancellation And Payment

Program fee payment is due as indicated below.

Your request for refunds associated with payments for Study USA programs must be submitted by the following deadlines, according to this Cancellation Policy. 

Cancelling your participation in a program must be done by email to Students should be aware of the following refund schedule:

  • $400 deposit due at time of application and is applied to the total program cost.
  • $400 deposit is non-refundable April 1.
  • Full program cost is due May 1.
  • Full program cost is non-refundable two weeks prior to program start date.
Visit the Study USA Payment and Cancellation Policies page for more information.

Additional Information and Links

Connect with the GEC, global engagement alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal! 

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!

Questions?  Contact the Elon in LA program coordinator, J McMerty for program-specific and course related questions. 

Student Comments:

“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 major and intern at Martin Chase Productions in Los Angeles in the summer of 2011


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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/12/2020
Rolling Admission 05/29/2020 08/01/2020
NOTE: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis September 12 to 11:59 p.m., March 12. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available.

GEC Access Scholarship consideration: Students that submit the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by November 14 will be notified in January. Students that submit the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 13 will be notified in April. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 13 to guarantee consideration. Scholarship questionnaires submitted between February 13 and March 12 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications for this program are non-binding until the withdrawal deadline, March 12. Full housing payment is non-refundable after 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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This program is currently not accepting applications.