Study Abroad

International Study Options for the Game Design Major

Discover a Whole New World of Game Design

As a Game Design major, you'll have the opportunity to study on our campus in Montreal, Canada, the second-largest game development center in North America and home to two of its largest game development firms, Eidos Montreal and Ubisoft — just 90 miles north of our Burlington, Vermont, campus.

  • Experience game industry professionals in your classroom as your instructors. Our faculty work in the many game studios around the city, and bring their industry experience into the classroom when they're out of work. 
  • Attend the Montreal International Game Summit.
  • Attend monthly meetings of the International Game Developers Association Montreal Chapter.
  • Take studio tours at companies such as Ubisoft, Eidos and GameLoft.
  • See why Montreal is one of UNESCO's seven designated Cities of Design.

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.