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  • Locations: New York, New York, United States;
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Class Eligibility:
0-First Year and Above
Minimum GPA:
Language Prerequisite:
Language(s) of Instruction:
All courses in English
Course Prerequisite(s):
Housing Options:
Internship Option:
Volunteer/Service Opportunities:
Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:
Disciplines of Classes Available:
Acting, Art, Art History, Biology, Business, Communications, Dance, English, Entrepreneurship, Finance, History, International Studies, Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre Arts
Program Capacity:
Program Advisor/Manager:
Mark Dalhouse
ELR Unit: 2 units
Program Description:
About Academics Internships Program ActivitiesDatesCostScholarships / GrantsHousingApplicationsOrientationsPoliciesInformation / Links

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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. 
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.

Program Activities

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 2017, Elon students will move into the chosen housing facility in late 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. 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.

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. 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 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

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 Mark Dalhouse, 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 on the first day of registration the spring preceding the program.
  • Final determination of program continuation or cancellation is made April 1.
  • Full program cost is due July 15.
  • Full program cost is non-refundable as of August 1.
Visit the Study USA Payment and Cancellation 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


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 02/16/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program. All completed applications are reviewed on a rolling and space-available basis.

Open Period: Sept. 13 to 11:59 p.m., Nov. 17.

Rolling Period: Nov. 18 to 11:59 p.m., Feb. 16.

Please view the Payment and Cancellation Policies page for important deadlines.

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.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.