Champlain Abroad Montreal Frequently Asked Questions


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

While studying abroad in Montreal is sure to be a fulfilling experience, you may still have some questions before you're ready to commit. At Champlain, the ability to study abroad is built right into our curriculum, so we make it easy and fun to go abroad to places like Montreal 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 Montreal.

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If you are going to Montreal you don't have to be a gaming student. Every major has the ability to study abroad at Champlain. However, depending on your major spring or fall semester will align more 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.

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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 Montreal 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 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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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 Montreal, Ireland you must submit your application on Terradotta by March 15, 2021.

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Planning for Your Semester Abroad:

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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.

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While in Montreal, invest in a monthly metro pass which gives you access to both the bus and subway with unlimited fare for that month. The metro travels right from the student housing at Evo to the academic center. Utilize the Montreal buses for day trips and exploring the city during down time. You can download the Transit app to keep track of the best bus routes for your daily activities.

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The Champlain Montreal program offers apartment-style housing including modern kitchens for meal preparation. There is no meal plan available so take advantage of local food markets. Some student favorites include Atwater Market and the Jean-Talon Market.

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The networking and connections made Montreal, the multi-media hub of the world, are incomparable. The Montreal Faculty and Staff will share with you industry events and facilitate company visits. Attend as many as you can to better your professional scope. 

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Living in Montreal:

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No, to study abroad you will need to 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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No, all classes are in English and navigating the city is very easy for non-French speakers.

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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 Evo Residential Living.

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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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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.