Real-world Learning

Study Abroad architecture

Study Abroad

  • Roanoke College offers many study abroad programs that allow students to earn academic credit while outside the United States.
Students eating traditional sushi in Japan on May Term

May Intensive Learning Term

  • May Term is an approximately three-week period during which students can participate in a wide array of Intensive Learning opportunities, including travel courses as well as on-campus courses.
Student presenting at his internship


  • Internships allow students expand their knowledge and skill sets through off-campus experiences.
Independent Study

Student Research

  • Independent studies provide students with a practical application of their particular majors or more specialized study in a particular area.
  • The Summer Scholars Program at Roanoke College is a grant program that enables qualified students to conduct intensive, independent research for eight to twelve weeks during the summer.
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International Education

The following students have recently studied abroad in these locations:

Corinne Burda

Spanish Major Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas - Peru
Morgan Conroy Italian Student Palazzo Rucellai, Florence - Italy
Julianne Disbro Spanish Major Valparaiso - Chile
Laura Fredell German Minor University of Bern - Switzerland
Kimberly Johnson Spanish Major Universidad de Valparaiso - Chile
Emma Wilson Italian Student Palazzo Rucellai, Florence - Italy
Hanna Dorsey Japanese Student

Kansai Gaidai - Japan

Stephanie Vinal Spanish Major

Universidad de Murcia - Spain