Contact WeiKian Chen, Chairperson, Department of Software Technology
Computing is a truly global community. As a Computer Science & Innovation student your clients could be from anywhere around the globe and knowing the background of your users will allow you to develop comprehensive solutions using international standards. We highly recommend that students spend some time exploring the world, exploring the unique cultures, languages, practices, etc.
At Champlain, 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, where you'll explore the similarities and differences from people all over the world and integrate that knowledge into your solutions. After your semester abroad, you'll have a better cultural sense knowing how to communicate with people from different countries and cultures, and who speak different dialects and languages.
At our international campus in Dublin, you'll be studying abroad in one of the biggest technology hubs in the world and the headquarters of the IT sector of Europe. As a Computer Science & Innovation student, many students take the System Analysis and Design, where they learn how to translate the client expectations to technical specifications.
At our international campus in Montreal, many students learn Linux/Unix programming. And at both international campuses, students can explore the world of ethics in computer sciences through the class Global Information & Ethics. 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.
Working closely with your faculty advisor, you will be able to accommodate a semester abroad, which could potentially include an international internship, while satisfying all of the required coursework for your Computer Science & Innovation major.
"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.