Contact Kathryn Leo-Nyquist, Education Program Director
Phone: (802) 860-2700 x2554
As an Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education major, you have the ability to spend a semester abroad during your junior year at one of Champlain's international academic centers in Dublin, Ireland or Montreal, Canada; or students could study through one of our Global Partner Programs, like Auckland, New Zealand or through a third-party affiliate. Students have studied all over the world including Spain, Italy, Wales and New Zealand.
As an Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education student , you have the opportunity to study in one of UNESCO's seven Cities of Literature at the Champlain Abroad Dublin campus, a great option for those pursuing the Literature specialization. You'll read the works from the country's most influential writers: James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, William Butler Yeats and Samuel Becket, and write about your adventures in Ireland through the Writing the City: Dublin course.
At both of Champlain's international academic campuses, you have the ability to participate in a field-based internship or student placement. The staff and faculty at both international campuses will work with you to find an internship or placement, giving you a unique multi-cultural experience into school systems abroad.
Through our Global Partner Program with the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), students can take education classes that will transfer to Champlain as credit toward your degree, and participate in a teaching practicum while in New Zealand.
Another opportunity available to students in the Division of Education & Human Studies is to participate in a summer four-week international student placement through the International Service Learning course.
"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.