Frequently Asked Questions

Explore answers to FAQs about Champlain Abroad Dublin. Find information about housing, applications, eligibility and more.

You may have some reservations about studying abroad while in college. That's understandable! Fortunately, the ability to study abroad is built right into our curriculum, so we make it easy and fun to go abroad to places like Dublin during your four years at Champlain. Here, we answer some of the most common questions that we hear about studying abroad.

If you have more questions, we welcome you to reach out to us!


Application Process:

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You must be a full-time student with good academic standing. A 2.75 GPA is encouraged when applying to Champlain Abroad Dublin.

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Every major has the ability to study abroad at Champlain. However, depending on your major, spring or fall semester will align better with your curriculum.

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Early decision allows the OIE to help determine if the semester you applied for best fits with your curriculum requirements and the abroad housing capacity, and may help secure your spot early.

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Champlain operates two centers in Montreal and Dublin. These schools share similar course standards at the same cost as VT tuition. Champlain has a direct partnership with exchange schools in New Zealand, Netherlands, and Scotland. Third party is not affiliated with Champlain; thus, courses must be approved by OIE to substitute semester requirements.

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Visit champlain.terradotta.com and set up an account using your mymail. Select your desired semester and complete all required steps on the dashboard. This will include requirements such as 2 faculty references, unofficial transcript, and learning content.

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Within the Champlain Abroad Dublin program students will receive institutional financial aid. In addition, Champlain offers both internal and outside scholarship opportunities.

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Yes, if you plan to study abroad in Montreal or Dublin you have the opportunity to refer a friend from another college. If you have a friend who wants to reach out about Champlain abroad, contact Noah Goldblatt.

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One option is to apply for an internship abroad. Many majors require an internship to be completed for credit. Other majors allow you to waive electives, course requirements with internship credit. If you have the ability to plan ahead, save your science/lab for your abroad semester with the Director.

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A disciplinary review is conducted on every study abroad applicant before you are accepted. This review assesses all documented incidents and sanctions on your Champlain conduct file. Each review is conducted automatically without any needed action on your part during the application process. 

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Once all application components have been submitted, you will receive an email regarding approval status approxiamately one week after the application deadline. 

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To study abroad Fall Semester 2021 in Dublin, Ireland you must submit your application on Terradotta by March 15, 2021.

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Preparing for Your Semester Abroad:

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Champlain Dublin Google Site has been developed by the Dublin staff to act as a living handbook. Within this Site you will find information required to help you get ready for your Dublin semester, as well as information required while you are on the ground with us in Ireland. https://sites.google.com/champlain.edu/dublin/home?authuser=0

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The Champlain Abroad Dublin program has an array of courses that it is ready to teach each semester based on the composition of the student group. Scheduling is dependent on schedules of teaching staff who hold other professional positions as well as student internship placements which require two full workdays weekly. The academic center operates Monday to Thursday where classes can be held. 

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Champlain College Dublin communicates with incoming and in-country students via your Champlain email account. You must check your account regularly for information both before arrival and during your stay in Dublin.

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Living in Dublin:

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No, to study abroad you will need a student visa. Student visas bar you from earning income while abroad. However, if you apply for a Champlain operated center you can earn income as an Residential Assistant or Social Media ambassador.

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Champlain operated centers and exchange programs work through local agencies to provide you with apartment-style housing. Current residents are housed at Highlight on Thomas Street in The Liberties. 

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When you study abroad, your daily routine, culture, and the attitudes of people around you are no longer familiar. The process of recognizing, understanding, and adapting to these changes is called culture shock. 

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Champlain College's Dublin Academic Centre is housed in a 5 floor historic Georgian building located at 43 Leeson Street Lower, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 2, D02 EH10. The Academic Centre houses staff offices, classrooms, a computer lab, and student lounge spaces. The entire building has wireless internet and is exclusively for Champlain students. The Academic Centre is an approximately 30 minutes walk from the Highlight Thomas Street Residence.

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Front Desk Phone Number: 01.566.1977 (011.353.1.566.1977 from the US)

24 Hour Highlight Emergency Phone Number: 085.876.7012  (011.353.85.876.7012 from the US)

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Phone Number: +353.1.668.8777 (011.353.1.668.8777) from the US)

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You are in classes with other Champlain students, taught by locally hired faculty. There are no Irish students in your classes. You must put in the effort and be proactive in order to make Irish friends. There are loads of opportunities out there, so seize them! To make the most of your experience you must get out of the apartments, and not just for class or grocery shopping.

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Interested in Learning More?

Tell us what study abroad program you're interested in, and we'll send you more information, including next steps and how to plan. You can request a Montreal or Dublin brochure as well.