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Criminal Justice is a truly global community, with every country having its own laws and justice systems. Thus, we highly recommend that students spend some time exploring the world, exploring the unique cultures, languages, practices, etc.
You can explore the similarity and differences in criminal justice practices, people and communities all over the world, and integrate that knowledge into your solutions, which is an important part of your Criminal Justice education.
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. 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 Criminal Justice program have studied abroad all over the world, including Thailand and the Middle East.
Additionally, students in the Education & Human Studies Division, have the opportunity to enroll into a four-week international service learning course in The Gambia, a small but thriving country in western Africa.
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 Criminal Justice major.
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.