Global Engagement Opportunities (GEO)
Study Abroad with Roanoke College
200+ students each year at RC go abroad with our offce - Global Engagement Opportunities (GEO).
- Faculty-led three-week excursions with May Term
- Six-week or similar Summer Terms
- Semester- and year-long traditional Study Away Term
We have partners in 50+ countries. Where can we send you?
Step 1: Browse our approved programs
Scroll down to find a list of our approved programs
Step 2: Complete the Study Abroad Interest Form
Filling out this form gives the Global Engagement Office crucial introductory information that will save us time in our first meeting and allow us to prepare a more targeted spread of information.
Step 3: Schedule an Appointment
Our office is in Lucas Hall (Modern Language Building) on the top floor, Room 221. The Coordinator of Global Engagement is Dr. Michael Hancock-Parmer. We will discuss your programs of interest, program fees and funding, scholarship opportunities, and general guidance available.
Use this link to book an appointment with Dr. Hancock-Parmer.
Browse our list of Approved programs below
Roanoke College currently offers two intermittent faculty-led semester programs. We craft a semester tailored to the needs of attending students. Please follow the links below to learn more about these exciting programs.
Spend the fall in Leipzig, Germany
Spend the spring exploring Yucatan, Mexico
Roanoke College International Exchanges
Students who participate in international exchange programs enroll directly in a foreign university and take courses designed for local students, courses specially designed for international students, or a combination.
Kansai Gaidai University (Japan)
Waseda University SILS (Japan)
Ewha Women's University (South Korea)
Aarhus University-Faculty of Arts & Faculty of Psychology (Denmark)
University of East Anglia (England)
Ludwigsburg University (Germany)
University of Ulster (Northern Ireland, UK)
American University in Cairo (Egypt)
ISEP Exchange (schools in over 50 countries!)
Roanoke College Affiliated Programs
Roanoke College affiliated programs offer a variety of study abroad destinations and structures. They include programs at overseas colleges, programs that facilitate direct enrollment at foreign universities, programs run by other U.S. colleges, and programs run by nonprofit organizations.
USAC Chengdu (China)
USAC Shanghai (China)
USAC Bengaluru (India)
USAC Chiang Mai (Thailand)
Brussels School of Governance/Vesalius College (Belgium)
University of Nicosia (Cyprus)
Regent's University (England)
USAC University of Brighton (England)
USAC Pau (France)
USAC Lyon (France)
USAC University College Cork (Ireland)
The Umbra Institute (Italy)
ISI Florence (Italy)
USAC University of Torino (Italy)
USAC Bilbao/Gexto (Spain)
USAC San Sebastian (Spain)
USAC Valencia (Spain)
USAC Santiago (Chile)
USAC San Ramon (Costa Rica)
USAC Griffith University (Australia)
USAC Deakin University (Australia)
James Cook University (Australia)
USAC Massey University (New Zealand)
May Term Travel Courses
Roanoke College faculty offer a wide variety of international travel courses during the May Term as part of the Intensive Learning Program. May Travel courses have taken students to every continent except Antarctica. The course content, destinations, and costs vary from year to year. Take a look at the Intensive Learning Travel Courses page for more information.
Other Summer Opportunities
Roanoke College is a co-sponsor of the Virginia Program at Oxford, which enables students to participate in a six-week study program at St. Anne's College, University of Oxford. Students may earn a unit of transfer credit in literature and a unit of transfer credit in history.