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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 instituted in other countries.
Courses specific to the Environmental Policy major have been built right into the curriculum, so you can continue to build credits toward your major while spending a semester abroad. You will have an opportunity to continue to study leading-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, and Bolivia, among other locations.
Students can also participate in the Yestermorrow Program in Warren, Vermont, where they learn about sustainable building and design. Credits gained in this program can go toward a self-designed minor of study.
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.