international students

Di Bei ’18 publishes first young adult novel in China

Di Bei holds a copy of her book

Even though Randolph College is over 7,000 miles from China, the campus and its traditions are the inspiration behind one of the newest young adult novels to hit Chinese bookstores. Di Bei ’18 is the author of 白马伶娜 (The Horse Ballerina), which tells the story of Dannie Cheng, a young ballerina with a passion for... READ MORE >>

International students, graduates honor founder of LIFE Club

Vic Uotinen receives a framed photo with international student signatures

On Friday, Randolph International Student Services recognized Vic Uotinen, founder of the Lynchburg International Friendship Exchange (LIFE) Club, for his support of the College’s international students. Uotinen founded the LIFE Club more than a decade ago, along with other members of the Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Over the years, members of the church have reached... READ MORE >>

Second sight: Community support enables Amadou Beye ’19 to receive sight-saving surgery

Amadou Beye ’19

For most of his life, Amadou Beye ’19 suffered from severe nearsightedness. Growing up in Senegal, he recalls sitting with his face right in front of the TV to watch his favorite shows. By the time he went to college, his sight had worsened. Even with glasses, he had to squint to recognize his friends... READ MORE >>

From Refugee to Opportunity

Barun Tamang ‘21 has lunch with friends in Cheatham Dining Hall

After a childhood in a Bhutanese refugee camp, college is a dream come true for Barun Tamang ’21.... READ MORE >>

A World Apart: Two refugees find friendship, sense of home during college years

This photo of Matea Osti '08 (left) and Marwa Abdel Latif '09 ran in the New York Times in 2006. (Credit: Josh Meltzer/The New York Times/Redux)

Two refugees find friendship, sense of home during college years It was a cold January day in 2005, when a new international student sat down at the same table as Matea Osti ’08 in the College dining hall. Osti had noticed her a few days before, huddled in her winter coat while inside one of... READ MORE >>