How much does it cost to study abroad in Montréal?
Through the Champlain Abroad program in Montréal, students can get the unique cultural experience of studying abroad at the same cost as Burlington's tuition.
The only things students need to budget for are living expenses: food, entertainment, travel, etc.
These Tuition and Fees Include
- Personalized support from Champlain Abroad staff
- Airport or train station pickup and welcome from Champlain Abroad staff
- Staff available 24/7 in case of emergencies
- On-site Champlain College Resident Assistants
- Small classes
- Personal contact with faculty
- On-Site Orientation
- Local faculty who are familiar with working with students from the United States
- Great variety of general and major-specific courses
- Professional courses taught by industry experts
- Curriculum that goes beyond the classroom and engages you with the place, culture, and people
- Partial reimbursement for SWAP (work) visas for qualified students to work/intern in Montréal
- Two weekend trips
- Safe and centrally located Academic Center
- Academic Center has a high tech computer lab, student lounge, kitchen, classrooms, and comfortable study spaces
- Students have access to the U.S.-based Champlain College online library
- Champlain College is an accredited American institution
- Ease of credit transfer
- Connections to local businesses and government through membership with the American Chamber of Commerce in Montréal
Students will be responsible for their transportation, meals, books and personal costs*.
*Please take into account the currency exchange rate when planning your budget.
Costs for Summer Program
The Champlain Abroad Montreal campus also provides a summer program. The cost of the Champlain Abroad Summer Program in Montréal is TBD. The cost includes: tuition, housing, health insurance, general activities fees* and personal support, as well as direction and instruction provided by the site's program director, operations manager, head resident, academic coordinator, and academic faculty.
Finances and Financial Assistance
Champlain Abroad student personal costs vary and are tied to the local cost of living and current exchange rates in Montréal. As with any type of travel, prices are approximate. You must consider your financial status and needs carefully when selecting a Champlain Abroad program. The financial aid process can vary slightly for Champlain College and non-Champlain College students.
Once you are accepted to the Champlain Abroad Montréal program, you will qualify for an adjustment to your financial aid package that will meet your semester abroad costs. The adjustment will reflect the cost of participating in the Montréal program and excludes work-study, which cannot be transferred to either international program. You will receive an acceptance package from Champlain's Study Abroad coordinator, which will contain several forms that need to be completed and returned, including an Estimate of Expenses for financial aid. Upon receipt of this package, please schedule a meeting with the Financial Aid Office to discuss your Champlain Abroad aid package.
Deadlines for completing your Estimate of Expenses form are April 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester.
Non-Champlain students accepted to the Champlain Abroad Program in Montréal, who are seeking student loans and federal or state grants while studying abroad with this program, must visit the study abroad and financial aid offices at your home institution to ask to have a consortium agreement established with the Champlain College Office of Financial Aid. This allows your home institution to process federal aid and transfer it to Champlain College for a semester or year abroad. Your home institution's financial aid office should contact the Champlain College Office of Financial Aid to process the request. Please allow two to four weeks for processing.
Once you are accepted to the Montréal Program, you will receive an acceptance package from our Assistant Director of Study Abroad with several forms to complete including an estimate of expenses for your home financial aid office.
Note: You are responsible for knowing and adhering to the deadlines for applying for financial aid for your home institution.
Additional Financial Support
Additional scholarship opportunities may be available through a variety of different organizations.
Here are links to some great resources: