Chinese and Japanese

Students on a January travel-study trip to Japan
R-MC is one of a select few colleges in the Mid-Atlantic region to offer instruction in both Chinese and Japanese languages. Challenging and engaging languages to study in their own right, Japanese and Chinese also serve as a complement to a diverse range of majors, from Asian Studies and Political Science to Economics or International Studies.

Develop your skills

Randolph-Macon offers beginning through intermediate courses in both Chinese and Japanese, with upper-level courses offered as needed. 

Study abroad

Students are encouraged to continue their language training via study abroad, either during J-Term or for a semester or even a year at one of our partner institutions such as Kansai Gaidai in Kyoto, Japan.

Language for a global century

While many of the students studying Japanese and Chinese language are majors in Asian Studies, students pursuing a wide range of other majors and minors may fulfill their collegiate requirement in foreign language through this program.

Beyond R-MC

Randolph-Macon graduates who have studied Chinese and/or Japanese have gone on to various careers, in government, foreign service, studio art, and teaching abroad, to name a few.