Study Abroad — Game Programming

Champlain Abroad Montreal

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

Montreal is ranked as one of 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 Montreal, Champlain Abroad Montreal gives you professional, cultural and dynamic experiences:

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

Sample Major Specific Courses / Electives

Students will work with both OIE and their Program Director, Dean Lawson (dlawson@champlain.edu) to select courses that relate to their major.

Fall Courses:

FOR 310: MOBILE DEVICE FORENSICS

COM 220: COMMUNICATIONS AND ETHICS

CSI 320: GLOBAL IT & ETHICS

WRT 231: TECHNICAL WRITING

Spring Courses:

FOR 310: MOBILE DEVICE FORENSICS

COM 220: COMMUNICATIONS AND ETHICS

CSI 320: GLOBAL IT & ETHICS

WRT 231: TECHNICAL WRITING

WRT 231: TECHNICAL WRITING

Sample CORE 330 Courses

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

HIS 415: CANADIAN-AMERICAN RELATIONS

ART 220: CANADIAN CULTURE THROUGH THE FINE ARTS

HIS 415: CANADIAN-AMERICAN RELATIONS

HIS 415: CANADIAN-AMERICAN RELATIONS

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

** **Students who have a competitive GPA are eligible to apply for a credit bearing internship in Montreal 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 Montreal for Programming majors can be found through one of our approved Third Party Provider Summer Programs. Programmers 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 PROGRAMMERS:

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 Montreal 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)

The following GLOBAL PARTNER program is well suited for Social Work majors:

Auckland University of Technology | AUT | Auckland, New Zealand

With a vibrant metropolitan area and breathtaking views, Auckland is a gateway to the ocean, beaches and snow-capped mountains. Also, the New Zealand education system is highly regarded and often referred to as a model education system making Auckland an ideal place for EHS students to study and learn. Students who study at our Global Partner in New Zealand, will have access to the renowned Maori educational center at AUT.

Sample Major Specific Electives*

Students will work with both OIE and their Program Director to select additional courses (courses in NZ are equal to 4 US credits) that relate to their major. Some examples for EHS majors might include:

NETWORK SECURITY & FORENSICS

CRYPTOLOGY & CRYPTANALYSIS

DIGITAL FORENSIC TOOLS & TECHNIQUES

Sample CORE 330 Courses*

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

INTRODUCTION TO CONVERSATIONAL MAORI

KI TE WHAIAO: MAORI CULTURE AND SOCIETY

INTRODUCTION TO NEW ZEALAND HISTORY

* The Office of International Education can help with advising and course selection

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:

Explore the Global Marketplace

"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.

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, is ranked as one of 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 Auckland, New Zealand; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Florence, Italy; Ifrane, Morocco and Shanghai, China.

  • Our third-party partner programs take Champlain students as far afield as Mumbai, India; Capetown, South Africa; Innsbruck, Austria; Wellington, New Zealand; London, England; Gold Coast, Australia and many more.

More Information

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