Learning Firsthand

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

  • Roanoke College offers many study abroad programs that allow students to earn academic credit while outside the United States.
  • Click here for more Study Abroad information.
May Term

May Intensive Learning Term

  • May Term is an approximately 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.
  • Click here for more information on May Term.


  • Internships allow students expand their knowledge and skill sets through off-campus experiences.
  • Click here for more information on Internships.
Independent Study

Student Research

  • Independent studies provide students with a practical application of their particular majors or more specialized study in a particular area.
  • 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.
  • Click here for more Independent studies and Summer Scholars information.
International Education

International Education

The following students have recently studied abroad in these locations:

Corinne Burda

Spanish Major Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas - Peru
Morgan Conroy Italian Student Palazzo Rucellai, Florence - Italy
Julianne Disbro Spanish Major Valparaiso - Chile
Laura Fredell German Minor University of Bern - Switzerland
Kimberly Johnson Spanish Major Universidad de Valparaiso - Chile
Emma Wilson Italian Student Palazzo Rucellai, Florence - Italy
Hanna Dorsey Japanese Student

Kansai Gaidai - Japan

Stephanie Vinal Spanish Major

Universidad de Murcia - Spain

Student Researcher Walks Across the U.S.-Mexico Border

Student Researcher Walks Across the U.S.-Mexico Border

“Learning by experience and doing things firsthand is the best way to learn and study something,” says Beck. “You can always read something in books, but to go and do it on your own – there’s nothing like it.”

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