Real-world Learning

Internships

Many students expand their knowledge and skill sets through internship experiences off campus.

Summer Scholars

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.

Undergraduate Research Assistants Program (URAP)

URAP is a program unique to Roanoke College where students work as research assistants with a member of the Roanoke College faculty on an original research project of interest to both the URAP scholar and to the faculty mentor.

May Term

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.

Independent Studies & Independent Research

Independent studies provide students with a practical application of their particular majors or more specialized study in a particular area.

Study Abroad

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

Washington Semester

Students live and work in the Nation's Capital. They take two one-unit academic courses and a two unit internship in the office of a member of Congress, a government agency or a non-profit organization, or in other challenging positions.

 
Roanoke students participate in Washington Semester

Roanoke students participate in Washington Semester

Many colleges provide opportunities for students to study abroad for a semester or year, but some students choose to study at a different location in their own country. Since Roanoke became one of the founding colleges of a program in 1986, its students have been able to study and earn credit in a residential Washington, D.C. program.

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