About the Location
The Elon in New York City summer program is a nine-week opportunity for students to take a class and intern in the Big Apple.
The program is open to ALL majors. Student will earn six hours of credit while onsite in New York City. Four of those credits satisfy the upper level COR (formerly GST) requirement (Capstone Seminar) and two complete any internship requirement.
Students are enrolled in an exciting 4 hour course - The Streets of New York City. The class engages students to consider the historical, cultural, economic, and social impact of New York City through an experiential educational experience. Faculty and staff members from across campus will instruct the course, take students on behind the scenes tours and experience the streets of NYC.
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 will mentor students enrolled in the program and provide critical networking and professional advice.
Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
Study USA courses may NOT be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.
Students will participate in various activities throughout the city including a tour of Manhattan, a Yankees game, a Broadway show, alumni networking events, museum visits, and opportunities to explore food, events, and historical places with various faculty/staff members.
General Program Dates
Summer 2016 - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - Saturday, July 30, 2016
Cost for this program summer 2016 is $7,800. This cost includes tuition, housing, and various programming for students.
Transportation and food costs are NOT included.
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.
Program students are housed together in dormitory style suites sharing double rooms.
Applications for Summer 2016 open on September 17, 2015 and close December 3, 2015. There is no longer a priority application period but you are encouraged to complete your application as soon as possible. You will be contacted for an interview and notified within a week of your interview about your status. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling admissions basis until the program is full with the possibility of extending the deadline. Acceptance during the fall semester allows you to begin your internship search process so you do not miss any opportunities.
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.
Additional Information and Links
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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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