Study Abroad with Roanoke College
200+ students each year at RC go abroad with our office - 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?
Students who wish to study abroad on a Roanoke College-approved exchange or affiliated program must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application and prior to departure. Students should be aware that some of the study abroad programs require a higher grade point average than this RC minimum. Students must maintain full-time status prior to and during the term abroad.
Step 1: Browse our approved programs
All currently available programs are searchable by major, term (Fall, Spring, Summer), country, language, etc. by clicking this button.
- Log in with your Roanoke credentials
- Take the program match quiz
- Fill out your student profile
- Select a program and term and fill out your application!
Step 2: 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 program of interest, associated program fees (if any) and funding, scholarship opportunities, and how to work your ambition to Study Abroad into your academic plan here at Roanoke College.
Use this link to book an appointment with Dr. Hancock-Parmer.
Browse our list of Approved programs below
Roanoke College 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 of 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)
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)
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.