International Student Services
Welcome to Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont!
We are delighted you have chosen Champlain College as your study abroad exchange program. We are hopeful this experience will be a culturally enriching and rewarding one. The Assistant Director of International Student Services will assist you with all aspects of your admission and arrival.
All questions can be directed to:
Director, International Student Services
|Saturday & Sunday, August 17 & 18, 2019||International Student Arrivals|
|Monday, August 19 - Thursday, August 22, 2019||International Student Orientation|
|Thursday, August 22- Sunday, August 25, 2019||New Student Orientation|
|Monday, August 26, 2019||Classes begin for Fall 2019|
|Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29, 2019||Thanksgiving Break|
|Friday, December 6, 2019||Last Day of classes for Fall 2019|
|Monday, December 9 - Friday, December 13, 2019||Final Exam Week|
|Saturday, December 14, 2019||Residence Halls close|
The Director of International Student Services will send the acceptance letter and the appropriate Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019 for J-1 visa or I-20 for F-1 visa). The Certificate of Eligibility should be processed in early May for fall enrollment or mid- November for spring semester admission. The Director of International Student Services will contact you if additional information is needed.
All Champlain College students must provide proof of certain immunizations as required by the State of Vermont Public Health before they enter the classroom. This means all incoming international exchange students must show medical documents for certain vaccinations before they are allowed to attend Champlain College. These immunizations are expensive, so we encourage students to visit their physician in his/her home country.
To download the Student Health Form, please see the Student Health Center website page at this link: https://www.champlain.edu/current-students/campus-services/student-health-and-wellness/student-health-center/resources-student-health-center
All J-1 exchange visitors and their J-2 dependents must be covered by sickness and accident insurance for the duration of stay in the USA. This health and emergency medical insurance must comply with the Exchange Visitor Program regulations as mandated by the U.S. Department of State. Each exchange visitor and dependent must provide a letter to the Assistant Director of International Student Services prior to your arrival showing proof of insurance. The policy includes the following:
Minimum health insurance coverage required:
Each international and exchange student will be automatically billed for Champlain College health insurance coverage. To waive this insurance, please send your policy first to the Director of International Student Services and if approved, you may submit an insurance waiver form to the Student Accounts Office.
Upon application, Exchange and One-Semester students should select at least five courses of interest that are preapproved by his/her home institution. Every effort will be made to enroll you into these courses. You may add or change a course during International Student Orientation and during the first week of the semester.
How to activate your account.
Step 1-Activate Champlain Account. Log into https://welcome.champlain.edu/showLogin.cc and follow instructions for "Account Activation".
Step 2-Log into the Current Student Portal. Go to https://www.champlain.edu/current-students and log in using your firstname.lastname username and your newly created password.
Step 3-Launch Web Advisor (view course schedule)
After you activate your account, you will be able to view your class schedule, access your Champlain email account, obtain your housing assignment, and view transcripts and other academic records.
For directions on how to pay your bill, please see: Making International Student Payments for Tuition and Fees.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a US federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children's educational records, the right to seek to have them amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records. When a student turns 18 years old, or enters a post-secondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parent to the student. Permission must be given by the eligible student to discuss or release certain information.
Please fill your FERPA Form on-line at this link: https://www.champlain.edu/compass/academic-records-and-registration/ferpa-waiver
It is advised to make your travel plans after you receive your student visa. Please fill in the International Student Arrival Form so that you can be picked up and brought to campus by the Director of International Student Services.
The Office of Residential Life will make your room assignment and this information is located on your WebAdvisor account. Exchange students are typically assigned to a residence hall that remains open during the college breaks. All students are responsible for his/her bed linens and pillow. For your convenience you may order items for our dorm room ahead of time. Visit https://www.champlain.edu/current-students/residential-life/residential-life/great-services. Please notify the Director of International Student Services if you are ordering any items so we can make sure your package is delivered to your room upon your arrival.
Check out the Residential Life Housing Schedule.
A college mailbox will be assigned to you after you arrive. These student mailboxes are located in the Center for Communication & Creative Media. Students can use the mailroom services to receive his/her mail, stamps or send packages. If you order bedding items online, please use this format for FedEx or UPS delivery.
The format is:
375 Maple Street
Burlington, VT 05401 USA
The fee for both International Student Orientation and New Student Orientation is $150.00 U.S. Dollars. To pay this fee, please go to this link:
Only pay once - if you pay for International Student Orientation, please do not pay for New Student Orientation (you have already paid - even though you might get an e-mail asking you to do so).
Saturday and Sunday, August 17 & 18, 2019—Arrival
Exchange & one-semester international students should plan to arrive on either Saturday, August 17 or Sunday, August 18, 2019. If you arrive before these dates, you will be responsible for lodging, meals and transportation.
Fall 2019 International Student Orientation
Monday, August 19-Thursday, August 22, 2019 until 1:00 PM
You will join all new international & exchange students for a three-day orientation designed to get you settled into your residence hall, take care of college business and connect with students, faculty and staff.
Thursday, August 22 at 1:00 PM -Sunday, August 25, 2019 - New Student Orientation
Following the special International Student Orientation Program, you will join the new student orientation. This orientation includes a college welcome, special programs and activities for all new students.
Monday, August 26, 2019 - Fall 2019 Classes Begin
International Student Services
163 South Willard Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401