Study Abroad — Game Programming

Want to see the world? Why wait?

In addition to exploring a new place, studying abroad is an ideal opportunity to meet new people, embrace curiosity, and gain a richer understanding of the world by truly realizing what it means to see from a global perspective. 

If you're interested in a semester abroad, your faculty advisor and our Office of International Education (OIE) will work with you to ensure all credits transfer and fulfill requirements for your major.

Champlain Abroad Montreal

Study in Montreal, Canada—one of the world's largest game development centers—only 96 miles from our Burlington campus. Opportunities abound for game programmers on our campus in downtown Montreal.

  • Experience game industry professionals in your classroom as your instructors (and as our Montreal campus director!).
  • Attend the Montreal International Game Summit and multiple game jams.
  • Attend monthly meetings of the International Game Developers Association Montreal Chapter.
  • Visit a variety of companies—from AAA studios to start-ups and game incubators. Montreal is home to a number of international game development companies, including Eidos Montréal, Warner Bros, Bioware, EA, and Ubisoft.
  • See why Montreal is one of UNESCO's seven designated Cities of Design.

Sample Major Specific Courses Offered in Montreal

Students will work with both OIE and their Program Director, Dean Lawson (lawson@champlain.edu) to select courses that relate to their major:

EGD 380P: ADVANCED SEMINAR IN GAME PROGRAMMING

SAP 390: INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE (6 Credits)**

Fall Courses:

CSI 230: LINUX/UNIX PROGRAMMING

EGP 200: GRAPHICS / GAME ENGINE PROGRAMMING I

EGP 410: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR GAMES

Spring Courses:

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 FILMS

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 Montreal at a company or organization related to their field of study. Please contact OIE for more information about these opportunities: oie@champlain.edu.

Summer Programs

Study abroad destinations in addition to Montreal can be found through one of our approved third-party provider summer programs. Game Programmers can complete Core 330 requirements over the summer and still stay on track with their program requirements.

The following summer program may be a good fit for game programmers:

Sophia University | Tokyo, Japan | Through CIEE

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 Language

Japanese Pop Culture

Japanese Business and Management