Contact Kathryn Leo-Nyquist, Education Program Director
Phone: 802-860-2700 x2554
As a student in the Bachelor of Science program in 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.
Students in the Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education major are able to work in Dublin schools if you choose to study at the Champlain Abroad Dublin campus, or if you study at the Champlain Abroad M0ntreal campus, you can participate in a field-based internship in Montreal. The staff and faculty at both international campuses will work with you to find a student placement that fits around your academic schedule, 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.
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.