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Exchange Programs

Beyond our campus borders at home and abroad, you can study at one of our partner institutions around the world, spending a semester or full year immersed in another culture as an exchange student.

General Exchange Information

Champlain’s Exchange partner programs complement the Champlain Abroad Montreal and Dublin campuses by offering students additional study abroad venues at a diverse pool of exchange program locations. Exchange courses and programs are offered in English.

  • Students must meet these requirements to be eligible for an Exchange program:

    • 3.0 GPA (higher than for Montreal or Dublin)
    • Good Academic Standing
    • Good standing with Champlain Community
  • Students maintain institutional financial aid and pay as if they are at Champlain for tuition while paying local prices for housing, food and transportation. Exchange program students receive institutional financial aid as well as International healthcare premiums while studying abroad. Upon acceptance, you may have an adjustment to your financial aid package to reflect your exact semester abroad costs. Students interested in an exchange program who need financial assistance are encouraged to look into Champlain Abroad Scholarship opportunities. Pell Grant recipients are strongly encouraged to apply to the Gilman grant, a scholarship that provides an average of $4000 to selected students to study abroad.

  • Courses taken with an Exchange partner are earning transfer credits through that university, that is reflected in a student’s transcript. Students must earn a US grade of C or better to earn credit, classes taken with an Exchange are pass/fail. In order for a class to be usable credit, it must be approved by Champlain College. This may have financial aid and credit consequences if students end up taking an unapproved course.

  • Note that our exchange programs courses may overlap with Champlain College Semesters and courses depending on location and partner. Champlain students are only able to partake in programs a semester or longer. Here are the dates to turn in your application at Champlain for our exchange programs,

    Fall 2025 and Spring 2026: March 1, 2025

Study-Abroad Partner Schools

Want to become the best global citizen you can be? 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!


    New Zealand is one of the safest travel destinations in the world, and Auckland is ranked third on Mercer’s global 2019 Quality of Life Survey. With a vibrant metropolitan area and breathtaking views, Auckland is a gateway to the ocean, beaches, and snow-capped mountains alike. You’ll get to know Auckland by tasting your way through the many restaurants and vineyards and by exploring both the urban and scenic attractions. Take a weekend to see the rest of the country and find the locations where the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed.

    Auckland University of Technology’s course offerings have something for most majors, with a variety of professional, liberal arts, and interdisciplinary options that provide students with an understanding of New Zealand culture and develop their global perspective. If you are interested in studying abroad for a semester, you have an option to partake in a fully supervised internship, giving you a unique experience in the New Zealand workplace.

    Apply to Attend Auckland as an Exchange Student

    Get the Details About Attending AUT


    In Scotland, Champlain students 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.

    Abertay, situated in Dundee, is a small college town located on the east coast of Scotland, less than an hour’s train ride from Edinburgh. With an urban area of 25 square miles and a population of 150,000, it’s easy to get around Dundee and meet new people!

    Apply to Attend Abertay as an Exchange Student

    Get the Details About Attending Abertay


    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.


    With 80 Bachelor and Master programs, and over 43,000 students from all over the world, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) is one of the largest institutes for higher professional education in the Netherlands. AUAS’s study programs in English offer cutting-edge professional international education to students from the Netherlands and abroad.

    Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system, and narrow houses with gabled facades—legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District is home to the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijks museum with works by Rembrandt and Vermeer, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.

    30 ECTS is a full-time semester.

    **Please note that currently only courses and programs in their Business School can be taken.


    Apply to Attend AUAS as an Exchange Student

  • Our exchange program in the Bahamas is brand new! Nassau is the capital city featuring a hilly landscape and beaches as well as its offshore coral reefs. It retains many of its typical pastel-colored British colonial buildings, like the pink-hued Government House.

    With a Computer Information Systems major offered in their Business Division, students should find a number of applicable classes at the University of the Bahamas.

    SAMPLE CORE 300 COURSES FOR NASSAU (Pre-approved Core 300s)

    • Core 301 or Core 303: Linguistics: Talking Bahamian
    • Core 302: Anthropology 201 – Ethnographic Studies
    • Core 304: Media Journalism 100 – Sound Production

    Apply to attend UB as an Exchange Student

Have questions?

Exceptions are possible, so if you have questions, contact us!

Champlain Abroad Office
200 Skiff Hall (the middle staircase above counseling)

Martha Moreno Linares
Study Abroad Coordinator

Champlain Abroad

Skiff Hall, Suite 200
163 S Willard St, Burlington, VT 05401

*Virtual during the summer and breaks
Monday – Friday
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM