Study Abroad

We highly encourage and support our students in the Division of Education & Human Studies to take a semester of international study. It's an incredibly valuable learning experience. Pulled out of your comfort zone, you will come to appreciate the nuances of other cultures and how critical it is to be sensitive to them no matter where you are in the world. Through study abroad, you'll also become a more globally engaged citizen based on your exposure to an international array of global issues.

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. At our Dublin campus, all students in the Division of Education & Human Studies take a service learning class, where they complete a field placement in Irish schools or nonprofit organizations. Or if you study at the Champlain Abroad Montreal campus, you can participate in a field-based internship. The staff and faculty at both international campuses will work with you to find a student placement that fits around your academic schedule, giving you a unique multi-cultural experience into school systems and community agencies abroad.

Alternatively, you can take a semester studying nearly anywhere in the world, including Argentina, China, Italy, New Zealand and Scotland. Students in the Division of Education & Human Studies have previously studied abroad in Australia, Bolivia, Italy, Nepal, Spain, Thailand and Wales.

Additionally, students in the Education & Human Studies Division, have the opportunity to enroll into a four-week international internship course, and are encouraged and supported to be involved with international service through the EHS International Service Travel Voucher program.

Working closely with your Program Director, 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 major.

Explore the Global Marketplace

"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.

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, is ranked as one of 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.

    • In addition to our own Champlain Abroad program, students have the following choices available to them:

      • Third-Party Study Abroad: Champlain's Office of International Education will help you through the steps to study in the location you want.
      • International Internships: Some of the approved study-abroad programs offer internship opportunities. If you wish to arrange a "stand alone" international internship (without taking courses at that institution), please contact your Dean about this process. 
      • Exchange Program:  Champlain has a partnership with five international schools. While Burlington students immerse themselves in either New Zealand, Scotland, France, the Netherlands or Morocco, we will welcome students from our exchange partners for a semester or full academic year.
      • Faculty-Led Courses: Champlain also offers faculty-led courses. These courses change year to year, and faculty member will promote these particular offerings on campus. Many entail a semester course that spends a break or a couple weeks in the summer abroad. For more information, contact the Office of International Education.