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  • Locations: Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Stockbridge, Massachusetts, United States;
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Course Description

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GBL 208 US   Massachusetts, Boston: Mindful America, Mindful Elon   4 S.H.

This course is designed to help students explore the history and development of mindfulness in America and consider the influence of mindfulness practices on trends in higher education. Travel is centered in Boston, Massachusetts—an important location for mindfulness research and training. Students will also participate in a mindfulness retreat at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Western Massachusetts. Guided by their own experiences and research, students will return to Elon consider how persuasion and advocacy efforts could be used to create a more “mindful” campus. Final projects will include creative communications campaigns designed to inform and influence the Elon community.

  • The Winter Term and fall courses partially fulfill the Elon Core Curriculum requirement in the area of Society.

  • The WT course also satisfies the Experiential Learning Requirement for the Elon Core Curriculum requirement.

  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA.

  • This course may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.

 

Activity Level: Moderate


Activity levels are rated to fit into one of four categories: easy going, moderate, challenging and demanding. This program is rated as moderate, which means you will spend much of the day exploring. Whether walking through historic neighborhoods at a moderate pace or out and about on a coach, your days will be full. You'll need to keep up with the group, including stairs and moderate movement.
 


Mindful America, Mindful Elon

Deadlines

  

Students are required to take the fall pre-departure course associated with this Winter Term course. All students will automatically be registered for the pre-departure course but must register themselves for the Winter Term course during registration for Winter Term.
 

Cancellation Policy

  

To cancel your participation in a program, complete the Winter Term Withdrawal questionnaire in your application.

Dates

This course is a Winter Term travel embedded course. The tentative travel dates for the program are January 4-12, 2020.
 
While official flight itineraries are typically distributed in early September, the tentative group departure/return point is TBD.
 
Note: This information is subject to change based on airline changes and cancellations.

 

Itinerary

This course is a Winter Term travel embedded course. You will begin the course at Elon, travel to various cities in Massachusetts, then return to Elon for the duration of the course.

This course tentatively plans to visit the following cities, with emphasis on the structures noted:
  • Elon, NC
  • Boston at The Sheraton-Back Bay
  • Stockbridge, MA: Mindfulness Retreat Center
  • Return to Boston: Visit Benson-Henry Institute
  • Return to The Sheraton-Back Bay



Note: Itinerary is subject to change due to availability of local facilities and scheduling issues.


Housing

Students will be housed in shared accommodations.


Costs

Costs for global study vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for Winter Term (included in fall semester tuition/bill). 

Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.

Detailed cost information will be available on the budget sheet. The cost for this program is currently TBD.

 

Scholarships/Travel Grants

Students seeking need-based financial support are encouraged to apply for the GEC Access Scholarship.

For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page or the financial planning section of our FAQs.

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 program. 

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Wednesdays 2-4 PM
Thursdays 9-11 AM
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Program Leader 1: Julie Lellis
Associate Professor of Communications
Long Building 208D
2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244
336.278.5747 
jlellis@elon.edu
 

Isabella Cannon Global Education Center (GEC)
Global Commons 360
2375 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244
336.278.6700 (phone)
336.278.6692 (fax)
global@elon.edu

 

 

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If applications are not yet available, see the deadlines webpage for information on when this program will be accepting applications.

See the application instructions webpage for more information on the application requirements and process. 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2020 05/09/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Please view the deadlines page for full application, payment and cancellation 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.


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This program is currently not accepting applications.