Parents & Families

Dear Parents and Families,

Welcome to Randolph-Macon’s Office of International Education webpage. Here you will find the most up-to-date information about our faculty-led study/travel classes during J-term, studying abroad for a semester or year, as well as information for international students and some of the intercultural opportunities right here on campus.  

There are many excellent reasons to study abroad: Students who have international experiences gain confidence and adaptability, a wider perspective on the world, and tend to earn higher grades after their return. For students learning foreign languages, studying abroad allows them to immerse themselves in the language and culture in a way simply not possible in the United States. And in our increasingly interconnected world, students with study abroad experiences stand out to potential employers and graduate schools, and are valued for their intercultural skills and preparedness for the world when they graduate.  

We realize you may have questions about January-term study/travel and semester study abroad so we invite you to explore our pages. 

For J-term study/travel you will find the current list of travel/study classes being offered as well as information about registration and payment, our need-based scholarships, the mandatory insurance plan, and the Student Handbook that is provided to students during pre-departure orientation.

For semester or year-long study abroad you may wish to start with answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. You will also find information about programs (over 200 of them!), eligibility and costs, the application process, and a list of scholarships (R-MC funded and others). 

We hope you will encourage your students to get informed about and take advantage of the myriad international opportunities available through R-MC as they chart their course to the future. 

Sincerely, 

The R-MC Office of International Education