Study Abroad — Middle School Teacher Education

Want to see the world? Why wait?

Champlain makes it easy to embark on a life-changing semester (or two) in distant areas of the globe. All our majors are designed to accommodate a semester studying in a foreign country. With Champlain Abroad Dublin, Champlain Abroad Montreal, exchange programs, and third-party programs, the possibilities are nearly limitless for exploring unique landscapes and different cultures.

In addition to taking classes and living in a new place, studying abroad is an opportunity to confront your own assumptions, meet new people, embrace curiosity, and gain a richer understanding of the world through truly realizing what it means to see from a global perspective. Our Office of International Education will work with you to ensure all credits transfer and fulfill requirements for your major.

Champlain Abroad Dublin

Dublin is an active, energetic, capital city with a young population and a friendly town feel. Despite the relaxed atmosphere, Dublin is a hub for global corporations as well as small start-up companies. Founded in the 9th Century as a Viking settlement, Dublin is now the political, cultural and economic center for Ireland. Students in Dublin enroll in at least 15 credits to comply with Irish Immigration. EHS Division students are encouraged to enroll in a rewarding international service-learning course (EHS 300) that connects in-depth community involvement with academic learning through field placements.

Sample Courses*

Sample Major Specific Courses Offered in Dublin:

EHS 300: COMMUNITY ADVOCACY & INQUIRY IN DUBLIN: SERVICE LEARNING

EHS 210: SOCIAL JUSTICE INTENSIVE

ENG 350: ADVANCED SEMINAR IN LITERATURE (Literature Specialization)

SCI 155: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (With Lab - 4 Credits)

Sample Electives:

COM 270: INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

PSY 360: MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY

Sample Core 330 Courses:

Students will select two culture courses that meet COR 330 requirements, such as:

ENG 335: THE DUBLIN LITERARY EXPERIENCE

HIS 316: THE EARLY HISTORY OF IRELAND

FLM 280: IRISH CULTURE THROUGH FILM

* Full course listings available at champlain.edu/champlain-abroad.

Champlain Abroad Montreal

Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, Champlain Abroad Montreal gives you professional, cultural and dynamic experiences. Explore the city by visiting some of the festivals, museums, and cultural landmarks through field trips and other guided immersion opportunities. Students specializing in Educational Technology are encouraged to take an exciting new course (EGD 110) where they will learn to develop simple games applied to their specific field of studies for communication and educational purposes.

Sample Courses*

Sample Major Specific Courses Offered in Montreal:

EHS 300: COMMUNITY ADVOCACY & INQUIRY: SERVICE LEARNING

EHS 210: SOCIAL JUSTICE INTENSIVE

SCI 155: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (With Lab - 4 Credits)

EGD 110: INTRODUCTION TO GAME DESIGN (For Non-Game Designers) (Education Technology Specialization)

Sample Electives:

COM 230: SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION

PSY 360: MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY

Sample Core 330 Courses:

Students will select two culture courses that meet COR 330 requirements, such as:

LAN 110: FRENCH I

WRT 236: FOOD WRITING IN MONTRÉAL

FLM 281: CANADIAN CULTURE THROUGH FILM

* Full course listings available at champlain.edu/champlain-abroad.

Please visit Champlain Abroad to learn more about our study abroad programs and options.

Explore the Global Marketplace

Global Appreciation is an essential competency employers seek in their job candidates. At Champlain, we make sure that our curriculum has room for you to study in another country; we even provide opportunities for you to intern abroad in your field.

Through living, studying, and working abroad, you will gain a global understanding of your career. You'll become a culturally aware citizen and an internationally engaged and interculturally sensitive professional. Your global experiences will not only broaden your worldview, but make you stand out to future employers. And you won't be alone—60% of Champlain College juniors studied abroad in the last year.

A World of Options:

    • Champlain College's Dublin Campus attracts students from diverse majors and is the ideal starting point for further exploration of Ireland, Europe, and points beyond.

    • Montreal, home to another Champlain Campus, is ranked as one of the world's "hippest" cities by the New York Times. Our program is known for cutting-edge academics and internship placements in a city famous for its innovative economy.

    • In addition to our own Champlain Abroad program, students have the following choices available to them:

      • Third-Party Study Abroad: Champlain's Office of International Education will help you through the steps to study in the location you want.
      • International Internships: Some of the approved study-abroad programs offer internship opportunities. If you wish to arrange a stand-alone international internship (without taking courses at that institution), please contact your Dean about this process. 
      • Exchange Program: Champlain has a partnership with five international schools. While Burlington students immerse themselves in either New Zealand, Scotland, France, the Netherlands, or Morocco, we welcome students from our exchange partners for a semester or full academic year.
      • Faculty-Led Courses: Champlain also offers faculty-led courses. These courses change year to year, and faculty members will promote these particular offerings on campus. Many entail a semester course that spends a break or a couple weeks in the summer abroad. For more information, contact the Office of International Education.