Study Abroad

Become a globally engaged professional. Our study abroad programs provide many pathways to life-changing experiences.

Before you go out and change the world, let the world change you!

A study abroad experience can be transformative, both personally and professionally. Experience vibrant cultures in Dublin, Ireland or Montreal, Canada—not as a tourist, but as an insider. Gain a unique international perspective on your field of study with internships in global locations from Bangkok, Thailand to Auckland, New Zealand. Studying abroad will broaden your worldview, enrich your career skills, and give you lasting global connections.

Immersing yourself in new cultures and navigating life in a foreign country allows you to expand the boundaries of your mind and gain new perspectives on the world. You’ll develop a deeper appreciation for diversity and become a more adaptable and open-minded individual.

Studying abroad provides you with unique opportunities to develop your professional skills and enhance your career prospects—employers value the global competencies and intercultural communication skills gained through international experience. You’ll stand out in job interviews and open doors to exciting career opportunities.

By studying abroad, you’ll have the opportunity to challenge yourself, grow personally and academically, and create lifelong memories. The lessons you learn and the friendships you make are invaluable. It’s an opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and embrace the unknown, leading to personal and professional growth that will benefit you in countless ways throughout your life.

Get Ready for the Experience of a Lifetime

Whether in Montreal, Dublin, or other exciting destinations, this transformative experience will broaden your perspective and create lasting memories. Embrace personal growth, professional development, and unforgettable adventures.
landscape shot of a city skyline in florence, italy

How to Apply

Explore Your Options

  • Contact your advisor to express your interest in studying abroad and find the best program for you.
  • Explore different study abroad locations, including our own campuses in Montreal and Dublin.
  • Discover other study abroad and internship opportunities.

Check Eligibility

  • Make sure you are a full-time undergraduate student.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 (or 3.0 for 3rd party and exchange programs).
  • Demonstrate active participation as a member of the college and community.

Go For It

  • Visit the Champlain Abroad application website.
  • Fill out the simple online application.
  • Submit your application early, as the office operates on a rolling admissions basis.

1 College, 3 Campuses

You can study at one of Champlain’s international campuses with the same support, people, and tuition you have on Champlain’s main Burlington campus.

  • a group of abroad students walking through the bus station in downtown montreal
    Champlain Campus in Montreal, Canada

    Be a world away, without being too far away. Canada is the largest trading partner to the U.S., and Montreal is one of the world’s leading multimedia, business, and design cities. Gain an international perspective on evolving jobs and build a network of global professionals.

  • people sitting on the lawn of a church-like building in Dublin enjoying the sunny day
    Champlain Campus in Dublin, Ireland

    Study or intern in one of the most robust business capitals in Europe. Major companies including the Big Four accounting firms and tech giants like Google have offices in Dublin. From here, you can connect easily to other European countries and broaden your perspective further.

Other Study Abroad Options

From short-term, faculty-led trips to long-term, exchange opportunities, there are many ways to study abroad. Choose from a variety of countries, programs, and academic content to meet your goals.

students filming in a desert using a camera and boom mic

Faculty-led trips are a great way to have an international experience while only leaving the country for a short period of time.

Champlain offers faculty-led courses that typically take place during a break with the first half of the class happening pre-travel and then more class happening after travel to allow for discussion and synthesis. You’ll participate in field trips, workshops, cultural immersions, and hands-on projects that complement the course curriculum.

Faculty-led courses offer an exceptional opportunity to dive deeply into specific topics while experiencing firsthand the cultural and social aspects of the host country.

a group of students posing with members of an animation studio they worked with in shanghai

International internships provide an invaluable opportunity for you to enhance your professional skills and personal development while experiencing the culture and work practices of a different country. Champlain Abroad takes the lead in providing a variety of professional development opportunities during your semester abroad. These include internships, conferences, company visits, and networking events with industry experts.

Internships can be arranged as part of an approved study abroad program or as a “stand-alone” opportunity, allowing you to gain real-world experience without having to enroll in courses at the host institution.

Champlain has a partnership with five international schools. Our exchange programs offer you, as a Burlington student, the opportunity to live and study at partner institutions in New Zealand, Scotland, the Bahamas, or the Netherlands. These exchange partnerships also enrich the Burlington campus by hosting students from international partner schools for a semester or full academic year.

The exchange experience also contributes to your personal and academic growth by allowing you to access specialized courses, explore different academic approaches, and engage with new perspectives.


two students sit on a rocky beach looking out at the ocean

With a variety of exciting locations, program types, and academic content to suit your unique interests and career goals, third-party study abroad programs offer a wide range of options. The Champlain Abroad Office will work closely with you to find the perfect fit and guide you through the steps to study abroad in your desired location. These programs offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in different cultures, languages, and educational systems, fostering personal growth and global awareness.

an abroad student in morocco, wearing a head covering while walking with camels in the desert
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    Passport Program

    The Passport Program is Champlain’s way of encouraging students to step outside of their cultural comfort zone and develop a global perspective.

    Members of the Champlain Passport Program qualify to receive reimbursement for a passport (cost of passport photos and extra fees not included) if:

    • They completed their first year at Champlain with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • They submit a receipt (or proof of passport) by February 1 of their Sophomore year.

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