Contact Dean Lawson, Program Director
Phone: (802) 651-5937
At Champlain, it's never been easier to embark on a life-changing semester (or two) in remote corners of the globe. All our majors are designed to accommodate a semester studying in a foreign country, and with Champlain Dublin, Champlain Montreal , Exchange Programs, and Third-Party Programs, the possibilities are many for you to explore unique landscapes and exotic 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. Plus, as you can see below, our Champlain Dublin and Montreal programs allow a seamless transition thanks to built-in curriculums for major-specific classes.
As a Game Programming major, you have the opportunity to study on our campus in Montréal, Canada, the third largest game development city in the world. Montréal is home to a number of international game development companies, including Eidos Montréal, Warner Bro, Bioware, EA and Ubisoft Montréal — just 96 miles north of our Burlington, Vermont, campus.
Montréal 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. Located in the heart of downtown Montréal, Champlain Abroad Montréal gives you professional, cultural and dynamic experiences:
Sample Major Specific Courses Offered in Montréal
Students will work with both OIE and their Program Director, Dean Lawson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to select courses that relate to their major:
EGD 380P: ADVANCED SEMINAR IN GAME PROGRAMMING
SAP 390: INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE (6 Credits)**
CSI 230: LINUX/UNIX PROGRAMMING
EGP 200: GRAPHICS / GAME ENGINE PROGRAMMING I
EGP 410: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR GAMES
EGP 300: GRAPHICS/GAME ENGINE PROGRAMMING II
EGP 310: GAME ARCHITECTURE
Sample Core 330 Courses
Students will select two culture courses that meet COR 330 requirements, such as:
ART 330A: CANADIAN CULTURE THROUGH MUSIC
MGT 335: INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL TOPICS IN BUSINESS: MONTREAL
CCM 301: MONTREAL EMERGING MEDIA AND INNOVATION
COR 310: GLOBAL STUDIES I: THE GLOBAL CONDITION (Spring Only)
COR 320: GLOBAL STUDIES II: HUMAN RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Spring Only)
FLM 281: CANADIAN CULTURE THROUGH FILM
HIS 415: CANADIAN - AMERICAN RELATIONS
LAN 110: FRENCH I
SWK 230: LGBTQ MONTREAL
WRT 236: FOOD WRITING IN MONTREAL
* Full course listings available at www.champlain.edu/champlain-abroad
** Students who have a competitive GPA are eligible to apply for a credit bearing internship in Montréal at a company or organization related to their field of study. Please contact OIE for more information about these opportunities: email@example.com.
Study abroad destinations in addition to Montréal for Programming majors can be found through one of our approved third-party provider summer programs. Programmers can complete Core 330 requirements over the summer and still stay on track with their program requirements.
The following SUMMER PROGRAM is a good fit for GAME PROGRAMMERS:
Tokyo, the economic, technical, and political hub of the country, is truly one of the world’s most vibrant and fascinating capitals. With homestay options, language training, and exceptional cross-cultural activities, you can pursue your academic interests while immersing yourself in a challenging and enriching international experience.
Sample Core 330 Courses*
Contemporary Japanese Society
Japanese Pop Culture
Japanese Business and Management
Champlain College's Exchange Programs allow Burlington undergraduate students to spend a semester immersed in another culture as they live and study at one of our exchange institutions. This is also an excellent opportunity to diversify our Burlington campus as we welcome students from our exchange partners for a semester or full academic year.
Scotland, Abertay University
In Scotland, Champlain students can choose to study at Abertay University. Abertay is a school of about 4,000 students and is well known throughout Europe for their prominent Computer Games programs.
New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
New Zealand is one of the safest travel destinations in the world, and Auckland is ranked third on Mercer's global 2012 Quality of Life Survey. Auckland University of Technology's course offerings fit across majors with a variety of professional, liberal arts and interdisciplinary options that provide students with an understanding of New Zealand culture as well as develop their global perspective.
France, ESC Rennes School of Business in Rennes
In France, Champlain students study at the ESC Rennes School of Business, a college of approximately 450 students that is located a short 10-minute walk from the center of Rennes. Rennes, the capital of Brittany, is regarded as one of the most appealing places to live in all of France-and that's saying a lot. It's also just two hours from both Paris and London.
Netherlands, HES School of Economics and Business
Honoring a tradition in business studies that goes back to 1867, HES School of Economics and Business is one of the largest single-faculty institutions of professional business education in the Netherlands. It offers a wide range of business-oriented programs preparing students for bachelor's and master's degrees.
Morocco, Al Akhawayn University
Inaugurated in 1995 by the late King Hassan II of Morocco and the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Al Akhawayn University redefines the classic American liberal arts educational experience on an architecturally stunning, modern campus amidst the glory of Morocco's Middle Atlas Mountains. Some of the features of the school include:
Champlain also offers students the option to study abroad through pre-approved third-party providers. Past Champlain students who have found a program that meets both major and program requirements have studied in locations such as France, India, Sweden, Costa Rica and Australia. Approved third-party providers include:
"Global Appreciation" has emerged as an essential competency employers seek. Champlain has taken a proactive approach to cultivating this competency by ensuring that international learning is embedded in the College's curriculum.
Additionally, Champlain offers opportunities for every student to engage in a study-abroad experience. To that end, we designed the curriculum of our majors to support a semester of international study. What does this mean to you? You can study in another country, even complete an internship, and still graduate on time.
Living and studying in another country will make you a more culturally aware citizen, and an internationally engaged and cross-culturally sensitive professional.
Tuition covers courses, housing, access to and support from faculty and staff on-site, administrative support from Champlain College, subsidized activities, and weekend tours.
Upon acceptance, you may qualify for an adjustment to your financial aid package for your semester abroad costs.
For Montreal and Dublin programs, students receive institutional financial aid. For third-party study-abroad programs, only federal aid is available, and students are required to stay enrolled at Champlain College while studying abroad.
Montreal & Dublin
Montreal & Dublin