Contact WeiKian Chen, Chairperson, 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 comprehensive 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.
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. In Dublin, many students take the System Analysis and Design, where they learn how to translate the client expectations to technical specifications. 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.