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  • Locations: New York, New York, United States;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Elon in New York City summer program is an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the Big Apple. The program is open to ALL majors. Students can earn 6 hours of credit: a 2-credit-hour internship and a 4-credit-hour Elon Core Capstone course. Students may intern up to but not exceeding 32 hours/week.
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About the Location

Elon in New York City's summer program is an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the Big Apple. The program is open to ALL majors. Students can earn 6 hours of credit: a 2-credit-hour internship and a 4-credit-hour Elon Core Capstone course. Students may intern up to but not exceeding 32 hours/week.

Opportunities for internships exist across broad areas, including, but not limited to companies and businesses that support all aspects of the arts, such as casting, marketing, public relations, advertising, investments, banking, as well as news and entertainment journalism. We have contacts from decades of successful internship experiences. Hundreds of alumni and Elon parents in Manhattan provide critical networking and professional advice to students.

 

Academics

COR 418:  New York City: Living in the Global Community is open to all majors. This course uses New York City and your internship to understand the diversity and complexity of global humanity, and your role in the global community as you begin your journey as a global citizen. We will explore the diversity of values that New Yorkers hold and examine important social, political and religious issues at play throughout the city, in order to analyze how these ideas can help us better understand our global community and our role within it.

Opportunities for internships exist across broad areas, including, but not limited to, companies and businesses that support all aspects of the arts, such as casting, marketing, public relations, advertising, finance, investments, banking, as well as news and entertainment journalism. We have contacts from decades of successful internship experiences. Hundreds of alumni and Elon parents in Manhattan provide critical networking and professional advice to students.

You will work with Study USA and the Student Professional Development Center (SPDC) to help you with your internship search. You will register your internship with your internship instructor according to your school. You will earn two credits for your internship coursework and fulfill an ELR. Students considering applying for internships in accounting or finance are encouraged to apply for the Elon in NYC program early as those industries typically fill summer internship positions during the fall semester.  


Students will attend the Elon in NYC program Alumni Meet & Greet where you will be connected with alumni living and working in NYC. You also will have the opportunity to network with other Elon alumni working in the city. 

Summer students are required to take 6 credit hours as part of the summer program. Students will be enrolled in COR 418, New York City:  Living in the Global Community (4 credits) and an internship course within their college (2 credits).

Grades count toward an Elon GPA. 


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


Internships

The internship experience in the NYC program is required. Students will be guided through the steps of their internship search while still on campus through both group and individual sessions. Elon in NYC does not place students in internships, but we guide students and keep them on task through assignments before they arrive in NYC. Searching for internships is the closest way, in an academic program, to train students on the steps necessary to look for a job.

Students must complete a minimum of 160 hours of internship time while on the ground in NYC. This two-credit experience counts toward the ELR requirement on their degree audit. Students may earn internship hours from Communications, Business, or the Career Center (Co-op Work Experience) depending on their major. Students may be paid for their internships but usually only a small number of students will be offered paid positions.

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Program Activities

Elon in NYC program will include site visits to a variety of experiences such as a Broadway show, Ellis Island, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 9/11 Museum, the United Nations, CNN, Good Morning America, and the Museum of the City of New York.


General Program Dates

Early June- early August


Cost


This fee includes Elon tuition for 6 credits, housing, and programing. The program DOES NOT include transportation to/from the city, food, or entertainment expenses. The fee will be billed to your Elon account and is due May 1. Transportation and food expenses are NOT included.

See the budget sheet for full details.


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. 


Housing

All summer students participating in the Elon in NYC summer program will be required to live at a residence hall in Manhattan with 24-hour security personnel. Students will be issued a swipe card to gain access to the building and their rooms. Each suite includes two bedrooms with twin beds, desk, chair, dresser, and wardrobe per student. There is a shared bath in each suite and a kitchen with stove, refrigerator, dining table and chairs. Suites have Ethernet connections so bring a cable! This facility has meeting rooms, exercise equipment, coin operated laundry and a recreation area in the basement.

Students are responsible for their travel to and from New York City. A representative from Elon will be there upon arrival to assist with the check-in process. 


Transportation

The primary source of local transportation within New York City is through the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Subway and Bus System. An unlimited metro card is provided for all program participants. 

Students are not permitted to have cars in New York City.

Applications

You are encouraged to complete your application as soon as possible. A completed application includes a $400 deposit that is applied towards your program fee. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling admissions basis until the program is full at 30-35 students. Acceptance during the fall semester allows you to begin your internship search process so you do not miss any opportunities. For full application instructions, see the Apply page.


Orientations

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.


Policies

Attendance

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 Victoria Lo, vlo@elon.edu 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 non-refundable May 1.
Visit the Study Abroad and Study USA 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!

Check out our Elon in NYC student blogs from years past.

Questions? Contact Victoria Lo at vlo@elon.edu or Professor Steve Braye at brayes@elon.edu.
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/15/2019
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Rolling Admission 06/01/2019 08/03/2019
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: September 11 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. 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 within two weeks of submission and of GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: November 16 to 11:59 p.m., March 15. 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 March 15 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 1. 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.

Summer 2020 03/12/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
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, April 9. 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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