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Why study abroad?

We want to invite you to consider one of the many Roane State study abroad programs that we offer. Studying abroad may be that defining moment in your education that will change your life. Nothing will be quite the same after you have studied abroad. Whether for one or two weeks or for a whole semester, studying abroad is a time of learning, observing, practicing new skills, and making new relationships; adventure, discovery, and personal development. When you come back, your perspective will be global, your attitudes will be international and you will have memories that you will carry forever. Your resume will be more attractive; in some cases your language proficiency will be advanced, and you will have developed lifelong friendships.

An idea that prevents students from participating in study abroad is its perceived inaccessibility. Students who study abroad are often surprised at how easy it was to plan it and do it. Financial aid is available, scholarship money is offered, and study abroad at Roane State is an experience available for every student. It's as easy as working through a checklist. And we, at the International Education Office, will guide you and help you step by step.

The student handbook should serve as a reference tool to prepare you for your upcoming study abroad experience. This guide should help you explore issues such as credit transfer, passport application, and culture shock. 

Why Study Abroad?

Where should I go to plan a study abroad program?

Your first consultation should be with Roane State’s International Education Director, the most experienced and knowledgeable advisor in study abroad programs. It is probable that RSCC offers a program or can find a program that fits your needs. By going on a study abroad program developed at RSCC, you are more likely to be able to utilize your financial aid or scholarship money and receive credit for the experience.

If you can't find the right program for you at this college, the International Education director will help you find programs that will meet your needs at other institutions or with one of the international consortiums of which RSCC is a member institution. The present director, Dr. Adolf King, can be reached at ext. 2211 or by email at kingaa@roanestate.edu.

How do I start?

Ask the International Education Director for a list of all the programs offered at Roane State or sponsored by any of the consortiums of international education. Choose the one closest to your major or closest to your own personal interest. For instance, if you have always wanted to visit a European country, look for a program that involves study in Europe. If you want to become fluent in Spanish, look at programs to study in a Spanish-speaking country.

With whom should I meet before I decide?

What should I do once I decide to join a program?

What is TnCIS?

Roane State Community College is a part of nineteen colleges and universites that make up TnCIS, Tennessee Consortium for International Studies. TnCIS works to sponsor trips for students across the state and hosts an annual conference on international education. When looking through our list of current programs you will see both RSCC hosted programs and TnCIS trips.

Contact: Earl L Carr • (865) 354-3000 ext. 2258 • carrel@roanestate.edu

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