Contact WeiKian Chen, Coordinator, Department of Software Technology
Computing is a truly global community; you can never be too sure about where your counterpart is located or where or who will be using your product. Thus, we highly recommend that students spend some time exploring the world, exploring the unique cultures, languages, practices, etc.
Because knowing the background of your users will allow you to develop a much better solution, exploring the similarity and differences from people all over the world and integrating that knowledge into your solutions is an important part of your Computer Science & Innovation education.
In the extensive research Champlain has conducted over many years with the business community and public-sector organizations, "Global Appreciation" has emerged as an essential competency employers seek in their employees.
Champlain has taken a highly proactive position on cultivating this competency by ensuring that the College has embedded pioneering international learning across the curriculum.
Additionally, Champlain expects every student to engage in a study-abroad experience, and has 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, and even take an internship, and still graduate on time.
Experiences living in another country will make your more culturally sensitive, both personally and professionally, and give you a better grasp of the international policies, complexities and power of other cultural narratives.