At Roanoke, Experiential Learning opportunities place students in authentic, real-world contexts and prompt them to draw deliberate connections between knowledge and skills gained through classroom learning and that gained through these real-world experiences. Participation leads to academic skill development, personal and professional growth, and help students develop a passion for possible career paths. Find your Passion. Find your Path.
Opportunities at Roanoke
Michael Barrett '04 began researching the effect of shipwrecks on the environment during a semester abroad in Sydney, Australia. Three years later, he became the youngest person to ever receive a National Geographic grant to continue his work.
- Manage a stock portfolio.
- Direct a choir.
- Witness heart surgery.
- Make nanotubes.
- Build a house.
- Go to Africa or Guatemala or wherever.
- Edit a national literary magazine.
- Argue a case in front of real judge.
Brittany Harrison '11 performs a summer scholars research project with a professor on mountain music culture. Watch Video.