Study Abroad

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.

Explore the Global Marketplace

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.

A World of Options:

  • Champlain College's Dublin Campus attracts students from diverse majors and is the ideal starting point for further exploration of Ireland, Europe and points beyond.

  • Montreal, home to another Champlain Campus, ranked as the world's "Hippest" cities by the New York Times. Our program is known for cutting-edge academics and internship placements in a city famous for its innovative economy.

  • Champlain has developed a Global Partners Program, offering study-abroad sites in in Shanghai, China; Ifrane, Morocco; Auckland, New Zealand; or Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Go anywhere in the world with a third-party study-abroad program. Our third-party partner programs take Champlain students as far afield as Mumbai, India; Capetown, South Africa; Florence, Italy; Innsbruck, Austria; Wellington, New Zealand; London, England; Gold Coast, Australia, and many more.

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