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.

Upcoming Showcasing Events

  • Internships and Service-Learning: Thursday, April 10th from 6-8pm in Fintel Library
  • Research and Artistic/Creative Works: Friday, April 11th from 6-8pm in Fintel Library

Apply to present at these events by April 4th.


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Roanoke College students connect China's Silk Road with modern culture

Roanoke College students connect China's Silk Road with modern culture

Summer research gives four Roanoke students a window into Chinese culture as it relates to religion, medicine and the nation's identity. They will present their findings at a national conference in March.

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  • 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.



  • Get real-life experience before you graduate.
  • Develop independence.
  • See the application of what you learn.
  • Distinguish yourself from others, for employment or post-graduate study.
  • Build aspirations you didn't know you had.