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Radford University is proud to offer its students a wide variety of Special Programs. From opportunities for the new student to an exciting selection of travel abroad programs, students at Radford are FAR from limited to the traditional classroom experience.

Study Abroad

Radford University students can study abroad practically anywhere! In addition to faculty-led programs, students may participate in programs offered through accredited international schools or through exchange programs. To find out more about what programs are offered, visit the International Education Center.

New Student Programs

Radford University has developed programs and services to promote its intent for all admitted students to be both challenged and supported in the transition that includes academic, social and personal growth. The Office of New Student Programs provides orientation and more to help students adjusted to college life.

Honors Academy

The Honors Academy provides academic opportunities for motivated and intellectually mature students and recognizes outstanding student achievement. The Academy includes the honors curriculum and a residential community in Floyd and Peery Residence Halls. The Honors Academy exists as an instantiation of as close to an ideal "community of learners" as possible, that fosters collaborative scholarship, both between students as well as between students and faculty. The Honors Academy also promotes intercultural experiences, including study abroad, and leadership opportunities as integral components of an Honors Education at Radford University.

Experiential Learning

At Radford University, we know that learning happens both inside and outside the classroom. Our students get hands-on experience in their fields of study through internships, jobs and service learning.

The Career Center at Radford University provides a team of people to assist students in finding the right experiential learning opportunity for their unique needs. The team offers assistance in choosing a major, career planning, developing a portfolio, learning how to network, finding a job or internship and more.

To find out more about the services offered, to search for an internship, job or volunteer opportunity or to create an online resume, visit the Career Center website.

Summer Session

Radford University offers four sessions during the summer: Maymester, Summer I, Summer II and Summer III. Taking classes in the summer helps students graduate on time - or even early! For more information about taking summer classes, visit the Summer Session website.


Wintermester is an inter-session offered during winter break. All Wintermester courses are offered online and are designed to help students achieve academic success. Taking a Wintermester class can help reduce a student's course load in fall and spring and/or help a student graduate on time - or even early!

The Language and Culture Institute

The Language and Culture Institute at Radford University (LCI@RU), offered through a partnership with Virginia Tech, provides language-related programs and services for academic and professional development.

Our Intensive English Program offers full-time language training to international students. Instruction is available from beginning through advanced proficiency levels and is supplemented by self-paced, interactive computer-assisted training.

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