Many students expand their knowledge and skill sets through internship experiences off campus.
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.
Independent studies provide students with a practical application of their particular majors or more specialized study in a particular area.
May Term is approximately a 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.
Students have the opportunity to participate in a joint dissection with a local Orthopedic Surgeon.
Students have the opportunity to assist a faculty member, who is the medical coordinator, each year for the national championship contests.
"We want to show students that they don't have to hit the treadmill, that they can play rec basketball and soccer. We provide all the equipment, so they just basically have to have athletic shoes and shorts, like showing up for P.E. class," says Ryberg.