International Student Services
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.
|Sunday, August 21||Plan to arrive in evening|
|Monday, August 29||Classes begin for Fall 2016|
|October 10 & 11||College closed for fall break|
|November 23-25||College closed for Thanksgiving break|
|Friday, December 9||Last Day of classes for Fall 2016|
|December 12-16||Final Exam Week - Residence Halls close Sat. Dec. 17|
The Assistant Director, International Student Services will send the acceptance letter and the appropriate Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019 for J-1 visa or I-20 for F-1 visa). For the Certificate of Eligibility should be processed in early May for fall enrollment and mid- November for spring semester admission. The Assistant Director, International Student Services will contact you if additional information is needed.
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. These immunizations are expensive so we encourage students to visit their physician in his/her home country.
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. This health and emergency medical insurance must comply with the Exchange Visitor Program regulations as mandated by the U.S. Department of State. Each exchange visitor and dependent must provide a letter to the Office of International Education prior to your arrival showing proof of insurance and the policy includes the following:
Minimum health insurance coverage required:
Each international and exchange student will be automatically billed for Champlain College health insurance coverage. To waive this insurance, you will need to submit an insurance waiver form to the Student Accounts Office.
Upon application, Exchange and one-semester students should select at least five courses of interest that are preapproved by his/her home institution. Every effort will be made to enroll you into these courses. You may add or change a course only during the first week of the semester.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
For directions on how to pay your bill, please see this link: Making International Student Payments for Tuition and Fees.
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.
It is advised to make your travel plans after you receive your student visa. Based on your arrival information international orientation leaders will greet you at the airport and take you to your residence hall and help you get settled. Student must notify the Office of International Education of arrival by December15 for spring semester and August 1 for fall semester.
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. All students are responsible for his/her bed linens and pillow. For your convenience you may order items for our dorm room ahead of time. Visit http://www.champlain.edu/current-students/residential-life/residential-life/great-services. Please notify the Assistant Director, International Student Services if you are ordering any items so we can make sure your package is delivered to your room upon your arrival.
Check out the Residential Life Housing Schedule.
A college mailbox will be assigned to you after you arrive. These student mailboxes are located in the Center for Communication & Creative Media. Students can use the mailroom services to receive his/her mail, stamps or send packages. If you order bedding items online please use the format for FedEx or UPS delivery. See the attached format. Download Campus Mailing Address Format.
Fall Semester 2016
August 21, Sunday—Arrival
Exchange & one-semester international students should plan to arrive on Sunday evening, August 21, 2016. Arrival information must be provided by August 1 for Fall orientation. An airport pick up will be arranged. The residence hall will be open on Sunday, August 21 but no meals are served on this date. Our international student orientation leaders will make sure you get settled in and accompany you to a local eatery. If you arrive before this date, you will be responsible for lodging, meals and transportation.
Fall 2016 International Student Orientation
August 22, Monday - August 25, Thursday
You will join all new international & exchange students for a four -day orientation designed to get you settled into your residence hall, take care of college business and connect with students, faculty and staff.
August 26, Friday - August 28, Sunday—All New Student Orientation
Following the special International Student Orientation Program, you will join the all new student orientation. This orientation includes the official college welcome, special programs and activities for all new students.
August 29, Monday - Fall Semester Classes Begin
Office of International Education
163 South Willard Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401