Study Abroad

Information technology is truly a global community; you may not know where your counterpart is located or where your product will be most successful. Thus, we highly encourage and support our students in the Division of Information Technology & Sciences 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.

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 Mobile Device Forensics course, where you'll learn how to identify, preserve, analyze, and examine mobile device data and reports. Students also take System Analysis and Design, where they learn how to translate 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 nearly anywhere in the world, including Argentina, China, Italy, New Zealand, and Scotland.

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 ITS program.

Explore the Global Marketplace

Global Appreciation is an essential competency employers seek in their job candidates. At Champlain, we make sure that our curriculum has room for you to study in another country; we even provide opportunities for you to intern abroad in your field.

Through living, studying, and working abroad, you will gain a global understanding of your career. You'll become a culturally aware citizen and an internationally engaged and interculturally sensitive professional. Your global experiences will not only broaden your worldview, but make you stand out to future employers. And you won't be alone—60% of Champlain College juniors studied abroad in the last year.

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 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 members 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.