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.
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.