Voices from Abroad

Randolph-Macon students and recent grads are all over the world doing fascinating things: studying abroad, naturally, but also learning about international business through internships, teaching, attending graduate school, volunteering with the Peace Corps... Here are some of their stories! 

Student & Alumni Voices from Abroad


Ciao! Senior Tabitha Butler spent the fall 2016 semester in Turin, Italy. She took over R-MC’s Snapchat account, sharing a day in her life as a study-abroad student. Gelato, anyone?

R-MC junior Keara Dail studied abroad in Lille, France. Her Snapchat takeover took us to a beautiful French Christmas market by night.


Sarena-Tien-AmienWandering in France:

Sarena Tien spent her junior year at the University of Nice in southern France, graduated from R-MC in 2016, and has returned to a small town in northern France as a teaching assistant for 2016-17. Her observations have already taken 3rd place in a writing contest, and she updates her blog frequently - check it out!


Abroad in Kyoto

Junior Erika Lore spent fall 2016 at Kansai Gaidai University in Kyoto, Japan, and liked it so much she wasn't really ready to come back. Find out why!

Broader Horizons

J.D. Rackey graduated in 2015 with majors in political science and music and an education minor. He surprised many of us by heading off to China after graduation and wrote eloquently about his experiences teaching there.

Jackets in Japan:

Follow the adventures of a J-term 2016 Comparative Education course as they travel in Japan

Natalie in Malaga

Natalie Meyer spent spring semester of her sophomore year in Malaga, Spain on an ISEP exchange.

Stanley's BlogStanley-Bizub-in-Georgia2

Stanley Bizub graduated from R-MC with majors in Chemistry and German and spent a semester at the Technische Universitat in Dortmund, Germany as an undergrad. He is a Peace Corps volunteer in far away Georgia, and blogs about his life there.