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Because environmental problems now and in the future are on a global scale, it's important to get an international perspective. In the Environmental Policy major, you will study environmental issues in the context of globalization and learn from the more innovative policies and laws implemented in other countries.
You will have an opportunity to continue to study cutting-edge environmental topics—like Urban Agriculture—at Champlain's Montreal, Canada or Dublin, Ireland campuses, or choose a country in which to study from one of our third-party providers. Environmental Policy majors have studied in Ireland, Australia, Nepal, Costa Rica, Morocco, Vietnam, Bhutan, Argentina and Bolivia, among other locations.
Additionally, students in the Education & Human Studies Division, have the opportunity to enroll into a four-week international service learning course.
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 Environmental Policy major. Students can also participate in the Yestermorrow Program in Warren, Vermont, where they learn about sustainable building and design, or they can spend a semester at another college through Champlain's partnership with the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges. Credits gained in these program can go toward a self-designed minor or their degree.
"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.