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We highly encourage and support our Communication majors to study abroad for a semester during their junior year. By engaging in this incredible learning experience, you'll come to appreciate the nuances of other cultures. Through study abroad, you'll also become a more globally engaged consumer of communication practices based on your exposure to an international array of media options.
You have the option to study abroad at one of the Champlain Abroad campuses during your junior year, in either Montreal, Canada or Dublin, Ireland. In Dublin, many students take the Non-Profit and Social Marketing course where they become involved with the nonprofit organization Hireland, a connection that has led to internships with the nonprofit and the World Trade Centre Dublin. In Montreal, students have the option to take Small Group Communication course where you can enhance your public speaking and interpersonal skills on an international level. Alternatively, you can take a semester studying anywhere in the world through our Global Partners Program or one of our third-party international study partners. Students in the Communication program have studied across the globe, including France, Australia, Brazil, Portugal, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Spain, New Zealand, Italy, Denmark, England and a Semester at Sea.
Working closely with your Program Director, you will be able to accommodate a semester abroad, which could potentially include an international internship, while satisfying all of the required coursework for your Communication major.
"Global Appreciation" has emerged as an essential competency employers seek. Champlain has taken a proactive approach to cultivating this competency by ensuring that international learning is embedded in the College's curriculum.
Additionally, Champlain offers opportunities for every student to engage in a study-abroad experience. To that end, we 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, even complete an internship, and still graduate on time.
Living and studying in another country will make you a more culturally aware citizen, and an internationally engaged and cross-culturally sensitive professional.