Roanoke College has been welcoming students from countries around the world for over a hundred years. In the past three years, our students have come from over 30 countries, including Bahamas, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kyrgzystan, Lebanon, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, the Netherland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela.
The Office of International Education provides advice, support services, and special programs for international students before arrival and during their studies. We offer guidance on academic and personal concerns, information and assistance on visa requirements, and activities and trips to enrich your educational and cultural experience.
International Student Services
The Office of International Education is here to provide a foundation of support to international students enrolled at the College. Upon arrival at Roanoke College, new international students participate in three days of orientation, including field trips, local excursions and seminars with campus officials.
In addition to the Office of International Education, there is a counseling center for use by all students in the Chaplain's Office, a comprehensive academic services office with free tutoring available, pre-registration online, advisors for the first year experience, advanced ESL taught for credit during fall term which includes language lab and conversations with partners, on campus work available for eligible students, alumni network in home countries, host families during the holidays and intervals in the academic calendar and an active International Club for outings, orientation and celebrations. All students have e-mail accounts and personal voice mail accounts. On campus housing is guaranteed, and academic advising is coordinated with the Director of International Education to comply with ICE requirements.
Feel free to contact Mr. Scott Couchman, the Assistant Director of International Education, about any specific questions or concerns.
Watch this video about Dinara Aitieva, an international student from Kyrgyzstan.