Explore your Options
Review the program information on this website and at the links provided. Make a note of programs that meet your requirements in terms of academic and cultural offerings, location, language of instruction, housing and meals arrangements, and opportunities for getting to know people from the host culture. Keep an open mind; some countries you might not initially consider might offer what you are looking for; a homestay may not be your first choice but might afford you much more independence than you think along with really great local cuisine.
Make an appointment with the Assistant Director of International Education, Scott Couchman, to get more information, discuss your options, and clarify the cost of the program and the applicability of Roanoke College financial aid.
Discuss your program and course options with your academic advisor, who will need to approve your plans.
Discuss your plans with your parents. If they have questions or concerns you cannot answer, you are welcome to refer them to Mr. Couchman.
Complete a Roanoke College Study Abroad Application and submit it to the Assistant Director of International Education by the appropriate deadline. The application also requires that you:
Complete a Study Abroad Interest form indicating desired location and anticipated coursework.
Ask the Registrar's office to send an official copy of your Roanoke College transcript to the Assistant Director of International Education. There is a fee if you order the transcript through the link on the college website, but no fee if you send an e-mail request to Patty Gladden in the Registrar's office from your RC student e-mail account.
Provide a copy of the Identification page of your passport.
Take the Study Abroad Fee Form to the business office with your $350 payment. It is nonrefundable if you withdraw from your study abroad plans.
For fall semester abroad:
February 1 is the deadline for applications for fall semester start in the following academic year.
For spring semester abroad:
May 1 is the deadline for applications for spring semester start in the following academic year.
After your Roanoke College Study Abroad application file is complete, you may then complete the application packet or online application for your study abroad program. Do not complete on-line applications for programs unless directed to do so by the Assistant Director of International Education.
Review the course offerings at your program or host institution. If you have difficulty finding course listings for your host institution, contact the Assistant Director of International Education for guidance. Work with your academic advisor to make course selections that will be approved for RC credit. Complete your part of the Authorization for Study Abroad Transfer Credit form, listing the courses you intend to take and ask your academic advisor to list the RC course equivalent or area of credit for each. Sign the form yourself and then obtain signatures from your advisor, department chair, and the Director of International Education or Assistant Director of International Education, before submitting the form to the Registrar. This form is due with your application.