Contact Tim Brookes, Program Director
The single most valuable way to develop as a writer is to travel. Every writer needs to explore the unknown, to confront his or her own prejudices and assumptions, to meet new people, to ask questions, to be willing to be overwhelmed. When you travel, you never need to look for material: it comes looking for you.
As a Professional Writing student, you have the opportunity to study in one of UNESCO's seven Cities of Literature at the Champlain Abroad Dublin campus.
In the extensive research Champlain has conducted over many years with the business community and public-sector organizations, "Global Appreciation" has emerged as an essential competency employers seek in their employees.
Champlain has taken a highly proactive position on cultivating this competency by ensuring that the College has embedded pioneering international learning across the curriculum.
Additionally, Champlain expects every student to engage in a study-abroad experience, and has designed the curriculum of our majors to support a semester of international study. What does this mean to you? You can study in another country, and even take an internship, and still graduate on time.
Experiences living in another country will make your more culturally sensitive, both personally and professionally, and give you a better grasp of the international policies, complexities and power of other cultural narratives.