About the Location
Elon in New York City fall program is a full semester opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the Big Apple. The program is open to ALL majors. Students can earn up to 12 hours of credit from Marymount Manhattan College, transferable to Elon as 16 hours. They will participate in an internship with 2 credit hour internship coursework. Students may intern up to but not exceeding 20 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.
The program is open to ALL majors.
Fall students take 16 credits as part of the semester program. Students will enroll in 4 classes at Marymount Manhattan College, 3 of which they choose from MMC course offerings and 1 will be an automatic enrollment in a NYC Seminar created for Elon students. Each student also will enroll in an internship course. The school offers a variety of course selections and offers an advisor to help students get the most from the course offerings. Students must work with their Academic Advisor and the Elon registrar to know how their courses will transfer back to Elon. View additional information about MMC.
Classes are held according to the MMC schedule and students should be mindful when choosing classes to leave time for their internship each week. Students will not be allowed to intern more than 20 hours per week. Students need only to complete 160 hours at their internship and complete the internship coursework to earn 2 credits.
Additional credits are required through an internship (2 credit hours). Study USA and SPDC offers all students assistance in obtaining internships that will provide a unique and engaging experience.
Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
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.
Programming will be coordinated by Elon staff and alumni. Tours, museums, special sites, theater district, and networking events are just some of the events included on the itinerary.
General Program Dates
For the fall of 2016, Elon students will move into the chosen housing facility on Saturday, August 27. After a week of orientation, students begin classes at MMC on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. The fall semester at MMC concludes on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and students are required to vacate the housing on or before Saturday, December 17, 2016. Please remember you are to follow the MMC academic calendar throughout the fall semester.
Cost of the 2016 fall program is $23,700. Cost includes Elon tuition for 16 credits, programming and housing.
The program DOES NOT include transportation to/from or in the city, food, or entertainment expenses. These are approximated to cost an additional $4,000.
Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC. For additional information on scholarships or other funding for Study USA, view the Funding for Study Abroad page.
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 Study USA program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
All fall students participating in the Elon in NYC fall program will be required to live in EHS (Educational Housing Services) residence hall at 1760 Third Avenue, near 97th Street in Manhattan. This is an independently operated residence hall that houses university students from various universities as well as international students. Each room comes fully furnished with designer beds, desks, and wardrobes/dressers that maximize living space. Many of the rooms come equipped with private kitchenettes, and there are also two full-sized communal kitchens. Plus free high-speed Internet, TV with cable, refrigerator/microwave, and local phone service.
Students are responsible for their travel to and from New York City. Fall students must arrive at EHS on Saturday, August 27, 2016 between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM.
Click "Apply Now" above. The application deadline is February 18, 2016. Interviews will be conducted when applications are complete.
Students will participate in a series of MANDATORY pre-departure 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.
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