What students say

Group of students at GIV

Yes, you can expect to learn a ton during your GIV experience at Champlain College.  But what most students remember just as much is the fun they have hanging out with an awesome group of people who are interested in the same things that they are.  Here are some comments from students' Facebook posts about their experience at Champlain:


"Having a fun time at givit, learning some programming tomorrow, super excited"

"I had a great time, made lots of new friends, learned a lot, developed a bunch of new skills, and found out some skills I didn't know I already had."

"Living in the dorms gave us a sense of independence. Faculty and staff treated us like grown-ups.  I started to feel less like a superfreak and more like a confident, self-sufficient adult."

"This wasn't just some run-of-the-mill summer camp. The people who had put together the program really wanted us to learn and take something away with us...It is a great program and I was very lucky to be able to participate in it."

"Had an amazing time at GIVIT!! Really gunna miss it!"


Not sure if you should come to this Governor's Institute? Here's a simple test:

  • Have you dreamed about building a career around doing something you love to do?
  • Do you like being around new people who passionately share the same interests with you?
  • Are you mature, responsible and ready for additional personal freedom?
  • Have you been wondering about which college major might be best for you?

If you answered yes to any of these, you'll fit in great!  Apply here!