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.
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.
Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
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).
Study USA courses may NOT be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Victoria Lo, email@example.com 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.
Contact Victoria Lo at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Professor Steve Braye at email@example.com