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Information technology is truly a 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 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, and 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 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 IT program.
"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.