Beyond the Classroom

Short Term in St. John

January Term

Hollins provides a monthlong semester between fall and spring for you to pursue your own interests. Take part in an internship, study abroad mission, or take a monthlong seminar.

Explore Your Options

Internships in New York City


Over two-thirds of our students take part in an internship. Not only will you gain experience for after college, but your resume will rise above the pile.

Prepare Yourself for the Future

Hollins Abroad-London

study abroad

We offer our students the opportunity to take part in more than 20 affiliated study abroad programs. And if you’re a science major, you can get hands-on experience in environmentally sensitive areas around the world through our field studies programs. 

See the World

Professor with students

Rutherfoord Center for experiential learning

Build your creative thinking and problem-solving skills in a tangible way and acquire the experience necessary to thrive in both professional and educational settings after earning your undergraduate degree.

Develop a Global Perspective

Chemistry classroom

undergraduate research

We celebrate your knowledge by giving science and mathematics majors the opportunity to present it and work alongside faculty. Plus, you might even receive additional funding from the university for your projects.

Get Noticed

Anne Boyer

Louis D. Rubin Jr. Writer-in-residence

Each year, a prestigious author comes to Hollins to conduct workshops, seminars, and provide feedback for aspiring writers.

Collaborate with Some of the Best

Andrea Sulzer

frances Niederer Artist-In-Residence

Nationally recognized artists work at Hollins in a campus studio, conduct art seminars, and provide a cultural role to the campus and the greater Roanoke, Virginia community.

Experienced Visionaries