Study Abroad — Game Design

Champlain Abroad Montréal

As a Game Design major, you have the opportunity to study on our campus in Montréal, Canada, the third-largest game development city in the world. Montréal is home to a number of international game development companies, including Eidos Montréal, Warner Bro, Bioware, EA and Ubisoft Montréal — just 90 miles north of our Burlington, Vermont, campus.

Montréal is 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. Located in the heart of downtown Montréal, Champlain Abroad Montréal gives you professional, cultural and dynamic experiences:

  • Experience game industry professionals in your classroom as your instructors
  • Attend the Montréal International Game Summit and multiple Game Jams
  • Attend monthly meetings of the International Game Developers Association Montréal Chapter
  • Visit a variety of companies, from Triple A Studios to Start-ups and Game Incubators
  • See why Montréal is one of UNESCO’s seven designated Cities of Design
Sample Courses*

Sample Major Specific Courses Offered in Montréal

Fall Courses:

EGD 300: GAME TECHNOLOGY II

EGD 310: INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING

EGD 380B: ADVANCED SEMINAR IN GAME DESIGN

EGD 390: GAME DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

SCI 155: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE

SAP 290: STUDY ABROAD INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE (3 CREDITS)**

SAP 390: STUDY ABROAD INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE (6 CREDITS)**

Spring Courses:

EGD 320: PRODUCTION II

EGD 380B: ADVANCED SEMINAR IN GAME DESIGN

EGD 390: GAME DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

EGP 310: GAME ARCHITECTURE (For Programming Minors)

SCI 155: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE

SAP 290: STUDY ABROAD INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE (3 CREDITS)**

SAP 390: STUDY ABROAD INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE (6 CREDITS)**

Sample CORE 330 Courses

Students will select two culture courses that meet COR 330 requirements, such as:

WRT 236: FOOD WRITING IN MONTRÉAL

GDD 325: DUALITY, DESIGN, AND DISSENT

HIS 415: CANADIAN-AMERICAN RELATIONS

LAN 110: FRENCH I

* Full course listings available at www.champlain.edu/champlain-abroad

** Students with a competitive GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply for a credit bearing internship in Montréal at a company or organization related to their field of study. Please contact OIE for more information about these opportunities: oie@champlain.edu.

Summer Programs

Study abroad destinations in addition to Montréal for Game Design majors can be found through one of our approved Third Party Provider Summer Programs. Game Designers can complete CORE 330 requirements over the summer and still stay on track with their program requirements.

The following SUMMER PROGRAM is a good fit for GAME DESIGNERS:

Sophia University | Tokyo, Japan | Through CIEE

Tokyo, the economic, technical, and political hub of the country, is truly one of the world’s most vibrant and fascinating capitals. With homestay options, language training, and exceptional cross-cultural activities, you can pursue your academic interests while immersing yourself in a challenging and enriching international experience.

Sample CORE 330 Courses

Contemporary Japanese Society

Japanese Language

Japanese Pop Culture

Japanese Business and Management

Global Partners

The Global Partner programs complement the Champlain Abroad Montréal and Dublin campuses by offering students additional study abroad venues. Champlain currently has Global Partners in:

  • Auckland, New Zealand (Auckland University of Technology)
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina (CEA Buenos Aires Center)
  • Shanghai, China (Shanghai University of International Business and Economics)
  • Ifrane, Morocco (Al Akhawayn University)
  • Florence, Rome or Tuscania, Italy (Lorenzo De Midici through API)

Third Party Providers

Champlain also offers students the option to study abroad through pre-approved Third Party Providers. Past Champlain students who have found a program that meets both major and program requirements have studied in locations such as France, India, Sweden, Costa Rica and Australia. Approved Third Party Providers include:

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Tuition

Tuition covers courses, housing, access to and support from faculty and staff onsite, administrative support from Champlain College, subsidized activities and weekend tours.

Financial Aid

Upon acceptance, you may qualify for an adjustment to your financial aid package for your semester abroad costs.

For Montreal, Dublin, and Global Partner programs students receive institutional financial aid. For 3rd party study abroad programs, only federal aid is available, and students are required to stay enrolled at Champlain College while studying abroad.

Application Deadlines

Montreal & Dublin
Fall: March 15
Spring: October 15

Global Partner & Third Party
Fall: March 15
Spring: October 1

Apply

Montreal, Dublin, Global Provider
champlain.terradotta.com

Third Party
Contact a Study Abroad Advisor