Study Abroad

Study Abroad Options in the Filmmaking Major

Working closely with your Program Director, you will be able to spend a semester abroad, potentially completing an international internship, while satisfying all of the requirements for your Filmmaking major.  This incredibly valuable learning experience will help you gain greater appreciation for other culture and will strengthen your filmmaking skills and artistic voice by exposing you to different filmmaking traditions and practices.

Filmmaking students study abroad all over the world, including in our Montreal and Dublin campuses as well as in other cultural centers through our Global Partners Program and third-party options

Our Montreal campus is an ideal location for Filmmaking students, being only two hours away from the Burlington campus. Montreal is a dynamic cultural and media center, home to the production of many Hollywood films and cultural festivals and events. Its thriving and vibrant film industry offers students opportunities to study with film professionals, attend film festivals, and seek internship opportunities.

In addition to spending a semester in Montreal, Filmmaking students can participate in the Montreal Summer Film Program. Live in Montreal for two months, study Urban Indie Filmmaking with celebrated Champlain College professor and Hollywood director Rob Schmidt Barracano, and earn up to 12 credits.

Explore the Global Marketplace

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.

A World of Options:

  • Champlain College's Dublin Campus attracts students from diverse majors and is the ideal starting point for further exploration of Ireland, Europe and points beyond.

  • Montreal, home to another Champlain Campus, ranked as the world's "Hippest" cities by the New York Times. Our program is known for cutting-edge academics and internship placements in a city famous for its innovative economy.

  • Champlain has developed a Global Partners Program, offering study-abroad sites in in Shanghai, China; Ifrane, Morocco; Auckland, New Zealand; or Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Go anywhere in the world with a third-party study-abroad program. Our third-party partner programs take Champlain students as far afield as Mumbai, India; Capetown, South Africa; Florence, Italy; Innsbruck, Austria; Wellington, New Zealand; London, England; Gold Coast, Australia, and many more.

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