Contact Bjarne Holmes, Program Director
Phone: (802) 865-5765
As a student in the Psychology program, you have the ability to spend a semester abroad during your junior year at either of Champlain's international academic center in Dublin, Ireland or Montreal, Canada. All students in the Division of Education & Human Studies take a service learning class, where you have the ability to participate in a field-based internship or student placement. The staff and faculty at both international campuses will work with you to find a student placement that fits around your academic schedule, giving you a unique multi-cultural experience into nonprofits and school systems abroad. In addition to your field placement, you can take classes in your major while you're abroad, like Social Justice Intensive.
You can also study abroad through one of our Global Partner Programs or through a third-party affiliate. Our students have studied all over the world, including India, New Zealand, Italy, Germany, China, Australia, France and Argentina.
Other opportunities available to students in the Division of Education & Human Studies are to participate in a travel course through the Core Curriculum and summer international service-in-action trips organized by the Center for Service and Civic Engagement. Through these opportunities, students have traveled to Cuba, Nepal, Nicaragua and Uganda.
"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.