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The Office of International Education at Randolph-Macon College connects students with study abroad opportunities around the world.
A semester abroad provides an opportunity not simply to visit but to live in another country, to make new friends, become immersed in a culture, master a language, experience everyday life.
Other students may choose to enjoy a January (J-term) travel course for a more focused study abroad experience; R-MC's J-term travel classes range across the globe, offering everything from an exploration of wine-making in Australia and New Zealand to service opportunities in Haiti.
For many students, study abroad leads to new goals for education, graduate school, even career choice. And one comprehensive study indicated that students who had participated in study abroad programs believed they gained significant personal and career skills from their experiences, from the ability to comfortably navigate in unfamiliar settings to a greater respect for and understanding of other cultures.
Many students say that study abroad was a life-changing experience.
Find out more about study abroad at R-MC.
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Corinne Campbell '11: Chile
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