The Office of International Education and the Champlain Abroad program want their students to get the most out of their travels. That is why we have created numerous study abroad options, with a wide range of countries, types of programs and academic content.
Some of the programs on the approved list offer internships as part of an academic program of other course work. These are the only opportunities for combining an international internship with course work during the same study abroad semester. If you wish to arrange a "stand alone" international internship (without attending other courses at a local institution), please speak with your Dean about this process. You will be expected to provide an academic rationale for you proposal and how it fits into your academic program.
Internships and work opportunities in Montreal
Internships and working opportunities are available at the Champlain Abroad Montreal campus. Students who want to work or intern in Canada need to notify the Assistant Director of Study Abroad by April 1st for study abroad during the fall semester, and by November 1st for study abroad during the spring semester. SWAP visas are reserved for students taking internships "for credit" in Montreal.
In order to obtain eligibility for working/interning in Canada, students will apply for a SWAP Work Canada Visa. Champlain College will facilitate the application process. A SWAP Work Canada Visa allows students to work and live in Canada for up to 12 months. Some students, for example, may choose to study abroad for a spring semester in Montreal and then stay in Montreal and work for the summer using the SWAP Visa.
Please note that all internships and employment opportunities are available on a case by case basis. The earlier students begin inquiring about opportunities, the more likely they will receive a placement.