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As a student in the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited Champlain Social Work program, you have the ability to spend a semester abroad during your junior year at Champlain's international academic center in Dublin, Ireland. All students in the Division of Education & Human Studies take a service learning class, where they complete a field placement in Irish schools or nonprofit organizations. In addition to your field placement, you can take classes in your major while you're abroad, like Ethics in Human Services and General Practice II.
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.