Real-world Learning

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

  • Roanoke College offers many study abroad programs that allow students to earn academic credit while outside the United States.
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.


  • Internships allow students expand their knowledge and skill sets through off-campus experiences.
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.
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

Gilliam studies in Madrid as Fulbright Scholar

Gilliam studies in Madrid as Fulbright Scholar

“I want to be able to help students both professionally and personally like my professors did for me.”

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"Our mission is to give our students the opportunity and the challenge to live multilingually. Proficiency in another language affords privileged access to cultures and communities, providing insights and understanding that is so needed in today's world."

Dr. Charlene Kalinoski

Professor, Chairperson


"My experiences in Argentina allowed me to embrace another culture and make lifelong friends. Spanish language skills have also given me a competitive edge as I apply to medical school." 

- Cullen Truett '13