Exchange Students

Exchange Students

Exchange & One-Semester Students:

Welcome to Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont! We are delighted you have chosen Champlain College as your study abroad exchange program. We are hopeful this experience will be a culturally enriching and rewarding one. Our international student advisor will assist you with all aspect of your admission and arrival.

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IMPORTANT DATES - FALL 2014 SEMESTER

International Student Orientation

August 16, Saturday - Arrival

Exchange & one-semester international students should plan to arrive on Saturday evening, August 16.  An airport pick will be arranged.  Orientation leaders will accompany you to a local eatery on this date if necessary.  The residence hall will be open but if you arrive before this date, you will be responsible for lodging, meals and transportation.  The orientation program begins on Sunday, August 17.

August 17-21, Sunday - Thursday   International Student Orientation Program

A special international student orientation is planned.  This orientation is mandatory and will provide you time to get settled in your residence hall, take care of college business and connect with students, faculty & staff.  A fee of $150 is required.

Regular All New Incoming Student Orientation

August 22-24, Friday- Sunday

This second orientation will include a formal welcome ceremony, special programs and fun activities for all new incoming students and families.

August 25, Monday Classes begin for Fall 2014
October 13 -14, Monday & Tuesday College closed for break.
November 26-28, Wednesday - Friday College closed for Thanksgiving break
December 5, Friday Last day of classes
Dec. 8-12 Exam Week
Dec. 13 Residence Halls close

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VISA & CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY

The International Student Advisor will send the acceptance letter and the appropriate Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019 or I-20). For spring semester the Certificate of Eligibility should be processed in early May for fall enrollment and mid- November for spring semester admission. The International Student Advisor will contact you if additional information is needed.

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IMMUNIZATIONS & HEALTH FORMS

All Champlain College students must provide proof of certain immunizations as required by the State of Vermont Public Health before they enter the classroom. This means all incoming international exchange students must show medical documents for certain vaccinations before they are allowed to attend Champlain College. Upon arrival, if you do not have proof you received these vaccines then you must obtain them through our health care services in the USA. These immunizations are expensive so we encourage students to visit their physician in his/her home country.

Download immunization and health form.

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HEALTH & EMERGENCY MEDICAL INSURANCE

All J-1 exchange visitors and their J-2 dependents must be covered by sickness and accident insurance for the duration of stay in the USA. Proof of this insurance coverage is required upon entering the US.

Minimum health insurance coverage required:

  • Medical benefits of at least $50,000 per accident or illness.
  • In case of death, repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500.
  • In case of serious injury, payment of expenses associated with the medical evaluation of the Exchange Visitor to his/her home country in the amount of $10,000.
  • A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.

Each international and exchange student will be automatically billed for Champlain College Plan A health insurance coverage. To waive this insurance, you will need to submit an insurance waiver form to the Student Accounts Office.

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BILLING AND PAYMENT

For Spring 2014, the student bills will be sent around late October and payment due 29, November, 2013. If you have questions about your bill, please contact the Student Accounts office at studentaccounts@champlain.edu.

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COURSES AND REGISTRATION

Exchange and One-semester students should select at least five courses of interest and every effort will be made to enroll you into those courses.

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CHAMPLAIN MYMAIL ACCOUNT

You will need to sign into your Champlain Mymail Account. By doing so, you will gain access to Champlain College's online resources and be able to pay your student account bill. As a new student you will need to activate your account. You may start from here.

  • Sign into your MyChamplain Account at http://my.champlain.edu/.
  • Enter your user name: first.last (it must be full first name and not nickname).
  • Enter your password: mmddyyyy (date of birth without slashes) - Date of Birth password is used only when ACTIVATING your account for the first time).

MyChamplain Account is where you will personalize your password from the original Date of Birth. Students having difficulty signing in may contact Champlain's helpdesk at helpdesk@champlain.edu or 802-860-2710 to reset your password. Your password will be reset to your Champlain 7-digit ID number. The International Student Advisor will email you separately with your ID number.

Now you have logged into your Champlain College online resources you have access to Champlain College's email account and WebAdvisor. WebAdvisor will give you access to a variety of student information including your course schedule, billing information and other data.

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PAY YOUR BILL

Spring Semester 2014 bills are due November 29, 2013. Information on how to pay your bill through QuikPAY and how to transfer funds will be sent to you. Please contact the Office of Student Accounts, Teresa Crowley or Sue Garrow if you have questions regarding your bill and health insurance waiver.

Please visit the Office of Student Accounts for more information.

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FERPA - CONSENT TO RELEASE OF EDUCATION RECORDS

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a US federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children's educational records, the right to seek to have them amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records. When a student turns 18 years old, or enters a post-secondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parent to the student. Permission must be given by the eligible student to discuss or release certain information.

Download FERPA Form.

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ARRIVAL

It is advised to make your travel plans after you receive your student visa. Based on your arrival information someone will meet you at the airport and take you to your residence hall and help you get settled. Download Arrival Form

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HOUSING

The Office of Residential Life will make your room assignment and this information is located on your WebAdvisor account. Exchange students are typically assigned to a residence hall that remains open during the college breaks. Check out the Residential Life Housing Schedule.

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CAMPUS MAILING ADDRESS

A college mailbox will be assigned to you after you arrive. These student mailboxes are located at Cushing Hall Mailroom at 246 S. Willard St. Students can use the mailroom services to receive his/her mail, stamps or send packages. Download Campus Mailing Address Format.

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ORIENTATIONS

International Students will participate in the same orientation as all new students on Jan. 4 & 5. Student should plan to arrive on the evening of January 3. A special orientation for international and one-semester students will occur during the first week of classes. This orientation is designed to help you adjust to the college, Burlington and Vermont.

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CONTACT US:

Kathy Lynn, International Student Advisor/DSO

Assistant Director, International Student Services

Office of International Education
Champlain College
163 South Willard Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Photo: (802)-865-6485
Email:lynn@champlain.edu


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