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Randolph students will explore Great Wall as part of a 2018 Summer Study Seminar to China.

Summer Study Seminars

Randolph faculty members lead 2-week study seminars across a range of academic disciplines and in countries around the globe either during winter break, spring break, or the summer.

After completion of one semester of study, all students are encouraged to participate in these unique programs, which may have prerequisite courses and include pre-departure sessions and post-trip activities.

Apply to Participate in an SS Program

  • SS Application PDF
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  • Health Information Form PDF
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  • Faculty Recommendation PDF
  • Residence Life Recommendation PDF

Please see Dean Goodjohn in the Dean’s Office for more information on prices and financial aid available and watch portal announcements for dates and times of info sessions.

2019 Seminars

Application Deadline: October 22, 2018
Deposit Due: November 16, 2018

Discover China

Understanding Contemporary History, Society, and Culture
May 13-25, 2019

The China trip will focus on the socio-cultural and historic juxtapositions found in contemporary China. With China’s active participation in the global economy and the 2008 Olympics, Chinese culture and society are not only experiencing the mingling of traditional civilization and western modernization, but are also facing the challenges of a significant gap between rich and poor, old and new, east and west. By visiting Shanghai (the economic/financial center); Nanjing (the old capital during WWII under the Nationalist Party), Beijing (the political and cultural centers under the Communist Party); Xi’an (origin of ancient civilization), and touring with Chinese college peers, our students will have opportunities to see, feel and understand the dramatic changes, as well as the daily enjoyment and struggles, of the Chinese people.

If you choose to stay in China after the trip and work there in summer, the Chinese Program also provides opportunities for teaching English internships in multiple cities (free room; free food; with salary). For more information on scholarship/grant or on major-related internships in China, please contact Professor Kun An, kan@randolphcollege.edu.

Itinerary: PDF

Leaders: Associate Professor Kun An and Professor Gerry Sherayko

Discover Iceland

Exploring Geology and Sustainability
May 16-18 plus 7-day trip to Iceland May 20-27, 2019

Iceland is a land of geological splendor, featuring glacier-carved valleys, geysers and bubbling hot springs. Iceland is also an innovator in sustainable development, harnessing several forms of renewable energy and featuring sustainable urban planning and agriculture. In this summer study tour, we’ll explore Iceland’s amazing natural features and experience how the country has become a model for sustainable planning. Things heat up at Geysir geothermal area, cool down at Thorsmork Glacier Valley, and turn simply breathtaking at Gullfoss waterfall. We’ll also seek a glimpse of marine mammals on a whale watching tour. Before we depart for Iceland, we will spend a few days in Virginia honing our geologic skills and exploring how our own geologic history relates to Iceland’s current geologic setting.

Itinerary: PDF

Leaders: Professor Karin Warren and Associate Professor Sarah Sojka

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