全球合作 takes many shapes at Elon. 非常广泛的, most opportunities are either a 全球 Short-Term Program, 或一个中心, 联属或交换计划.

的主要区别? 全球短期项目 开发, approved and taught by Elon faculty; are typically shorter in duration; and follow a structured itinerary. Elon offers around 30 全球短期项目 annually.

Center, 下属 and 交换 programs, conversely, are often developed and delivered primarily by an on-site host or provider. Elon offers seven Center, over 100 下属, and around a dozen 交换 opportunities.

每个中心, 联属或交换计划 is unique, but most can be grouped into the following categories.

Elon Center, 下属 and 交换 program categories

类型

交换: Elon works directly with a partner to administer the program. This is the most traditional model of study abroad — often, the host program will send students to Elon while Elon students study at the host program. 学生 are supported directly by the host institution’s equivalent to the 全球教育中心.

下属: The program is offered through a provider, such as CIEE or SFS. 有时, the provider acts as a third party to support a student’s enrollment at a local institution, 有时, the provider operates the program directly.

Center: Elon works with a provider host a program customized to Elon’s needs. Center programs often include an Elon faculty in residence and a strong sense of Elon community among the cohort.

教师-Led: Elon faculty teach an Elon study abroad or 研究美国 course, 经常在冬季学期, as a semester travel-embedded course, 或者在夏天. Only Elon students enroll in these programs, and courses are approved and transcripted directly by Elon.

模型

Direct-Enroll: 学生 take courses directly with a local institution.

支持Direct-Enroll: 学生 take courses directly with a local institution with the help of a provider.

独立的: 学生 take courses at a study center through the provider rather than at a local institution.

Elon-Taught: 学生 take a course/courses taught by Elon faculty, approved and transcripted by Elon.

混合动力:一些混合的模型, such as courses taken with a local institution but a core course taught directly by the provider.

焦点

实习: The program focuses heavily on an on-site internship, from placement to support to reflection. While the program may include features and coursework beyond internship credit, the internship is the primary driver of the program.

领域的研究: The program operates as a field station with intensive, immersive work within that field (environmental studies, 生物学, 等.)

研究: The program aims to deepen a student’s research skills and often includes hands-on faculty mentorship and rigorous expectations of research process and production.

语言学习: The program is organized to drive intensive language learning. The program may include multiple language study courses, 一种语言的承诺, 住家, or other features to support the student’s goal of language growth.

综合: While the program may include an internship, language study, opportunities for research, 等., it is not organized intentionally around any one element.

其他: The program may be unique in some other way, 如舞蹈密集, 或喜剧研究, or other elements that make the program one of a kind.

课程

灵活的: The program includes access to a large list of courses (perhaps the entire course catalog). 通常, a flexible program makes available all (or nearly all) of the curriculum and campus resources that exist at that host institution.

平衡: The program may include a curated list of courses, but students have flexibility in organizing their class schedule.

刚性: The program has a short, set course list with minimal flexibility. 通常, programs with a rigid curriculum have an dedicated focus and are structured to support students toward that focus.