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We highly encourage and support our International Business majors to take a semester of international study. It's an incredibly valuable learning experience. Pulled out of your comfort zone, you will come to appreciate the nuances of other cultures and how critical it is to be sensitive to them no matter where you are in the world.
You have the option to study abroad at one of the Champlain Abroad campuses during your junior year, in either Montreal, Canada or Dublin, Ireland. In Dublin, many students take the Non-Profit and Social Marketing course where they become involved with the nonprofit organization Hireland. In Montreal, students take International Relations, and can complete their International Business internship during their semester abroad. Alternatively, you can take a semester studying anywhere in the world through our Global Partners Program or one of our third-party international study partners. Our students have studied all over the world including China, France, Spain, Sweden and Italy. Many International Business Students are also recipients of the Freeman Foundation Grant. This program allows students to spend the summer completing an internship in Shanghai, China, where they learn hands-on how a foreign company operates while gaining perspective from the heart of one of the worlds biggest melting pots.
Working closely with your Faculty Advisor, you will be able to accommodate a semester abroad, even two, without having to complete additional coursework, adding depth and cultural experience to back up your degree.
"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.