Elon in New York City's fall and spring 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.
Fall and Spring 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. 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.
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.
For fall, Elon students will move into the chosen housing facility at the end of August. After a week of orientation, students begin classes at MMC. The fall semester at MMC concludes in early December and students are required to vacate the housing on or before a specific date following the end of the semester.
For spring, Elon students move into the Marymount residence halls and start classes in late January, and the semester ends mid-May.
*Please remember you are to follow the MMC academic calendar throughout the fall and spring semesters.
The cost of this program includes Elon tuition for 16 credits, programming, housing, and $1000 declining balance meal plan. The program DOES NOT include transportation to/from or in the city, food, or entertainment expenses.
For full program cost information, please see the budget sheets:
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.
All fall students participating in the Elon in NYC fall and spring programs will be required to live in a residence hall 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 twin 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.
Click "Apply Now" above. 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.
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
Cancelling your participation in a program must be done by email to Mark Dalhouse, firstname.lastname@example.org.For specific payment and cancellation deadlines and information, see the Policies page.
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 Mark Dalhouse.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2019||09/18/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Fall||2019||03/01/2019 **||Rolling Admission||08/27/2019||12/21/2019|
|Spring||2020||09/12/2019 **||Rolling Admission||01/31/2020||05/21/2020|
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.
Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. 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 by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.
Rolling Period: May 3 to 11:59 p.m., September 12. 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 September 12 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, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.
|Fall||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.
** 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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