Reason #3 Global Perspective

Top Ten Reasons to Attend Randolph College

Randolph’s global connections and community will provide opportunities for you to experience the world – on campus and off.

Study abroad, summer research, and internship opportunities abound. The College offers its own study abroad program, The World in Britain, at the University of Reading, England, where it owns three residences and has a full-time director to help students tailor their study-abroad curriculum to get the most out of the program. A transportation hub just minutes from London, Reading and the College’s program are favorites with students, as are faculty-directed travel-study trips, most recently to China, Greece, and Germany. The College has 11 affiliated study-abroad programs, and the Experiential Learning Center will help students if they want to craft their own study-abroad opportunities.

The hands-on experience of Randolph’s semester-long American Culture Program takes students behind-the-scenes while studying America’s diverse cultures. The program combines classroom lecture and discussion with a series of guest speakers and trips in order to interpret America's history, politics, literature, music, and art.

The college’s competitive summer research program offers students the opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty members on research during the 8-week program. Summer Research concluded its eighth dynamic session in 2008 with projects in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities augmented by guest speakers and informal forums. At session’s end, students present research results that may lead to further presentations at national conferences.

The college’s staff and faculty work closely with students to match interests with work experiences off campus. Internships provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and explore interests in on- or off-campus settings guided by a faculty member and an on-site supervisor. Internships are available in a variety of settings ranging from banks, law offices, hospitals, and television stations to non-profit organizations, the fine arts center, and political campaigns.