International Students

Home Away From Home

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International students talk about their experiences at Roanoke College.

Welcome! Bienvenido! Huanying!

We hope this website gives you a good feel for Roanoke College, the kind of students who study here, and what makes Roanoke unique. If you like what you see and believe that you'd be a good fit at Roanoke, we are happy to set up a time for you to come and visit. When you're ready to apply, we want you to know that we treat each application personally, and we will spend time carefully reviewing your application. We are available to answer questions by text, phone or email, whichever works best for you. View our international brochure.

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A gorgeous campus, in a safe college town, with a vibrant city nearby.

“I love Roanoke College because it has exceeded the expectations I had about an American college. Just like my own family, my professors are always available whenever I need them, the staff members are always supportive and they believe in me more than I believe in myself.”

Lydiah Mpyisi ’15, from Kenya

How can we help you?

We try to make the application process easy, regardless of where you live. To give you a feel for our students and life on our campus, watch one of the many videos on this site.  If you have questions, we can put you in touch with people on our campus who speak Arabic, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

If you're too far away to visit, Elise Bennett, Director of International Recruitment, can arrange for Skype or FaceTime calls. Skype erbennett1 or FaceTime You can also find us on SchoolApply.

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Exchange programs with 42 countries

Roanoke College is connected to more than 300 colleges and universities around the world through International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). If your school participates in ISEP, it's easy to arrange a semester or year here at Roanoke.

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LCI Language Centers at Roanoke

LCI at Roanoke College provides intensive English language preparation to international students from all over the world. As an LCI Roanoke student, you will receive the rigorous English instruction you need for a successful academic career, while also participating in all the cultural, recreational and social experiences the college has to offer.

"I can say that LCI is the best English language school I have attended because of the great teachers, diligent students and the nice environment to study in," says Ray (Rui), of China. "My English is getting better and better! Now I know most of the grammar, how to summarize articles, how to write essays, and how to speak English correctly."

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