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
“This is going to put me at an advantage, not only for graduate school, but jobs, as I’ll be coming in with 3 years of research experience.”
- 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.