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Gap Semester Program enrolls second class

Gap Semester students traveled to Wyoming to begin their Elon experience.

Earlier this month, 15 first-year students; Steve Morrison, coordinator of Gap Programs; and Rex Waters, dean of Student Development traveled to Wyoming to kick off the second Elon Gap Semester.

The 15 Gap Semester students comprise the second class to enroll in the fall program, which engages students in leadership, internship and international experiences.

After arriving in Wyoming, the students took part in an orientation to the Gap Semester program and to the Elon community, including a ceremony where students received their Elon acorn signifying the beginning of their university experience.

Students will spend 24 days on a wilderness expedition focused on leadership, teamwork, outdoor skills, and environmental ethics with the National Outdoor Leadership School. After the students complete their NOLS course, they will see the country as they travel to four different U.S. cities to complete week-long service learning projects. Students will finish the semester in a 6-week study abroad homestay program in Costa Rica.

Steve Morrison,
8/19/2013 10:05 AM