Study Abroad

International Study Options for Graphic Design & Digital Media Majors

Discover a Whole New World of Graphic Design & Digital Media

As a Graphic Design & Digital Media major at Champlain College, you have the opportunity to study in three of UNESCO's twelve Cities of Design: Montreal, Buenos Aires and Shanghai.

At Champlain, we believe studying abroad is an enriching part of a student's educational career. There is so much growth that happens, both professionally and personally, in the time spent in a foreign country. That is why we created two international academic centers in Dublin, Ireland and Montreal, Canada.

In Dublin, you can immerse yourself into Irish design. You'll learn how Celtic history impacted medieval letterform and manuscripts and how Christian iconography has influenced writing and book design in the course Snakes and Scribes.  At the Montreal campus, you can take Duality, Design and Dissent where you'll study Montreal's unique design landscape through its architecture, signs, graffiti and marketing campaigns; and you can take Apprenticeship in Graphic Design, where through hands-on immersion you'll work off-site with a team of designers eight hours a week applying what you've learned inside the classroom to professional projects.

Many students in the Graphic Design & Digital Media program opt to study abroad through one of our Global Partners Programs in Shanghai, China; Buenos Aires, Argentina and Ifrane, Morocco, where they can explore international cities and discover for themselves how graphic design has impacted the countries, or they apply and submit portfolios to third-party locations in London, England; Florence, Italy; Auckland, New Zealand and more, where they spend a semester studying alongside local students in graphic design immersion courses. 

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.