study abroad

Two students selected for new study abroad opportunity at Queens University Belfast 

Gunnar Copeland (left) and Wade Hall

Since he arrived at Randolph, Wade Hall ’21 has dreamed of studying abroad. Now, thanks to a new partnership between Randolph and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), he’ll get to spend a semester abroad in Ireland. What’s more, he’ll get to experience it with one of his best friends, Gunnar Copeland ’21.  The two students are... READ MORE >>

To the (food) rescue: Alternative spring break trip opens the eyes of Randolph students about food insecurity in Portugal

Students and staff pictured in Sintra, Portugal

It was a warm, spring night in Lisbon, Portugal, when Avery Payne ’21 got into a car and rode to the nearest hospital. When he arrived, hospital workers were already standing by with two large pots of soup. Payne and his fellow volunteers carefully secured the food before making several more stops at local restaurants,... READ MORE >>

Bienvenue en France: Randolph student creates ties with French city

Anthony Fonnesu works with a colleague at Schneider Electric

With a father from Belgium and several other family members from Europe, Anthony Fonnesu ’20 is no stranger to French culture. However, a unique opportunity this summer to serve as the City of Lynchburg’s special ambassador to its sister city, Rueil-Malmaison, France, allowed him to fully immerse himself in all things French—including the language. It... READ MORE >>

Hola, España! Randolph Spanish major studies abroad in Spain

One of the cathedrals Freedman visited during his trip

On his first day at the Cursos Internacionales for the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Isaiah Freedman ’20 was exploring campus when he fell and injured his hand and sprained his ankle. Even though going to the hospital was not how he had hoped to begin his study abroad experience, it proved to be a valuable, real-life test for his Spanish conversation skills. “Communicating with the... READ MORE >>

Students learn about alternative energy, natural wonders, and vikings in journey to Iceland

Students and faculty hold a Randolph banner in front of a waterfall in Iceland

Nine Randolph environmental studies students and two faculty walked the glaciers, learned about vikings, and admired natural wonders in Iceland as part of a study abroad experience last week. The weeklong trip was part of the “Exploring Geology and Sustainability in Iceland” summer study seminar course, which examined climate change and alternative energy sources being... READ MORE >>

Bienvenue en France! Business major scores summer internship at French tech company

Anthony Fonnesu '20

Anthony Fonnesu ’20 has been selected for a summer internship with Schneider Electric in Rueil-Malmaison, France. In his role with the company’s marketing and communications department, Fonnesu will help coordinate the city’s Latin American Day celebration and explore the possibility of organizing a tennis tournament between Rueil-Malmaison and its sister city in the United States:... READ MORE >>

Students use spring break to volunteer for food rescue project in Portugal

Students hold the Randolph WildCats banner in Sintra

Fifteen Randolph students spent their spring break in Portugal as part of a food rescue project, serving underprivileged families, elderly, and the homeless. The students worked with the non-profit organization Refood International, which redirects unserved, leftover food to those in need. Food is collected each afternoon from local restaurants, supermarkets, and other locations, then organized... READ MORE >>

Lauren Appel ’20 studies foreign policy, business in Cuba

Lauren Appel '20 at the podium in a Cuban government building

As other students returned to Randolph’s campus to start the spring semester in mid-January, Lauren Appel ’20 was still in Cuba taking classes and learning about foreign investment and global integration at the University of Havana. Appel spent two weeks there during winter break as part of a special study abroad experience. In addition to... READ MORE >>

Randolph students participate and perform in Varna International Music Academy

Lindsay Mohler '18, Cristina Evans '18, and Helena Zirkle '20 (all in the back) participate in one of the orchestral performances

Music professor Randall Speer and six Randolph students recently participated in the Varna International Music Academy in Varna, Bulgaria, where they honed their skills and performed alongside musicians from around the world. Speer, Hailey Gilman ’21, Carly Stirewalt ’21, and Louisa Carlson ’20 completed a two-week choral and orchestral residency. In addition to the residency,... READ MORE >>

Students examine immigration, Irish history during study abroad experience

Randolph students at an emigration monument in Ireland

A group of Randolph history students recently spent time in New York City and Ireland studying immigration and emigration, the struggle of the Irish to gain independence from Britain, the Protestant-Catholic divide, and other aspects of Irish culture. Twelve students, along with history professors John d’Entremont and Gerry Sherayko, embarked on the trip, which began... READ MORE >>