Study Abroad


International Students

The international education office at Roanoke College provides a wide variety of programs and support services to students who wish to study abroad and to students from around the world who are studying on our campus. The mission of the Office of International Education is to encourage global awareness and to facilitate cross-cultural understanding.


Watch this video about Cristian Chis, an international student from Romania majoring in international relations.


Top 10 Reasons to Study Abroad

  1. Develop a global perspective on contemporary world problems.
  2. Earn academic credit toward your degree.
  3. Expand your job opportunities in the global marketplace.
  4. Experience firsthand different cultures and customs.
  5. Improve your foreign language skills or learn a new language.
  6. Gain a new perspective on your own country.
  7. Discard your stereotypes.
  8. Make new friends around the world.
  9. Increase your independence and self-reliance.
  10. It will change your life!