Welcome to our OIE Family

The Office of International Education (OIE) supports your adjustment to life at RMC and in the United States. Whether you have questions about culture, academics, work authorization, or just want to chat, we are here for you!

International Students at RMC

RMC greatly values the significant contribution of international students. In the classroom, they enrich classroom learning on a daily basis. On campus, their diverse lifestyles introduce cultural richness and innovative approaches. Their presence also encourages the community to broaden its horizons and embrace a more global outlook.

Beginning with International Student Orientation before your first classes even start, to one-on-one meetings with our staff, we will help you get the most out of the vibrant social and stimulating intellectual RMC community while preparing you for the future. We encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities to get involved on campus, either through the OIE or any of the other welcoming organizations. 

Group of multicultural students posing

“Being part of the international community here at RMC not only allowed me to meet amazing people from all over the world, but it also helped me widen my understanding about cultural diversity. Everyone’s so nice, friendly, and open-minded!”

Trixie Bontia, Class of ’24

For Current International Students

As a current international student at RMC, you play a vital role in fostering cultural diversity and enriching our campus community.

We understand how essential it is for you to have easy access to all the important information you need during your time here. That’s why we’ve centralized everything on Microsoft SharePoint – your one-stop platform for finding crucial resources, support services, and upcoming events. From International Student Orientation details to personalized meetings with the Study Abroad Programs Coordinator, you’ll discover a wealth of information to make the most of your experience at RMC.

Embrace this exciting journey of learning, growing, and connecting with a broader global outlook. We are here to support you every step of the way.

For Prospective International Students

Studying in the United States is an exciting prospect, but one that requires hard work and dedication. There are many steps before your dream can become a reality, but the Office of Admissions, in conjunction with the Office of International Education at RMC, are here to help.

Admissions and financial aid

Applying to Randolph-Macon is convenient…and free! There are two ways to apply: through the Common Application or through RMC’s Application. You only need to complete one of the two options – it’s completely a matter of personal preference. Find out more by clicking the link below.

International student applicants are eligible to receive academic scholarships, which are awarded during the admissions process. Additionally, RMC is a proud partner of the Davis United World Scholars Program. Graduates of any UWC institution who are granted admission into RMC are awarded a full-tuition scholarship, covering direct costs of tuition, fees, housing and meals.

Transitioning from Admissions to oie

Once you have been accepted to RMC, paid your deposit, and been issued the I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility) the Office of International Education (OIE) will provide you more information about applying for a visa.

Prior to your arrival, the OIE will also provide Pre-Arrival Orientation, make arrangements for your pickup from Richmond International Airport (RIC), and help you think about what you should pack! New international students arrive early on campus so they can settle in, go shopping and learn more about life in the United States when they participate in International Student Orientation.

For Parents and Families of International Students

Parents and families play in important role in supporting their international students by encouraging them to take responsibility for their college careers. The OIE is here to welcome and provide the special support required for your student.