Exchange Students

Exchange Students

Exchange & One-Semester Students:

Welcome to Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont!

We are delighted you have chosen Champlain College as your study abroad exchange program. We are hopeful this experience will be a culturally enriching and rewarding one. Director of International Student Services will assist you with all aspects of your admission and arrival.

All questions can be directed to: 

Jessa Karki
Director, International Student Services

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Saturday & Sunday, August 19 & 20, 2023 International Arrivals
Monday, August 21 - Wednesday, August 23, 2023 International Orientation
Thursday, August 24- Sunday, August 27, 2023 New Student Orientation
Monday, August 28, 2023 Classes begin for Fall 2023
Monday, November 20 - Friday, November 24, 2023 Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 8, 2023 Last Day of classes for Fall 2023
Monday, December 11 - Friday, December 15, 2023 Final Exam Week
Saturday, December 16, 2023 Residence Halls close 

There are also 4 additional days during the semester when students do not have classes:

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Monday, October 9, 2023

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Friday, November 3, 2023

Thursday, November 9, 2023

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The Director of International Student Services will send the acceptance letter and the appropriate Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019 for J-1 visa or I-20 for F-1 visa). The Certificate of Eligibility should be processed in early May for fall enrollment or mid- November for spring semester admission. The Director of International Student Services will contact you if additional information is needed.

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All Champlain College students must provide proof of certain immunizations as required by the State of Vermont Public Health before they enter the classroom. This means all incoming international exchange students must show medical documents for certain vaccinations before they are allowed to attend Champlain College. These immunizations are expensive, so we encourage students to visit their physician in his/her home country.

To complete the Student Health Form online, please go this link and select "Student Health Forms" for more instructions:


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All J-1 exchange visitors and their J-2 dependents must be covered by sickness and accident insurance for the duration of stay in the USA. This health and emergency medical insurance must comply with the Exchange Visitor Program regulations as mandated by the U.S. Department of State. Each exchange visitor and dependent must provide a letter to the Assistant Director of International Student Services prior to your arrival showing proof of insurance. The policy includes the following:

Minimum health insurance coverage required:

  • Medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness.
  • In case of death, repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000.
  • In case of serious injury, payment of expenses associated with the medical evaluation of the Exchange Visitor to his/her home country in the amount of $50,000.
  • A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.

Each international and exchange student will be automatically billed for Champlain College health insurance coverage. To waive this insurance, please send your policy first to the Director of International Student Services and if approved, you may submit an insurance waiver form to the Student Accounts Office.

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Upon application, Exchange and One-Semester students should select at least five courses of interest that are preapproved by his/her home institution. Every effort will be made to enroll you into these courses. You may add or change a course during International Orientation and during the first week of the semester.

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How to activate your account.

Step 1-Activate  Champlain Account. Log into and follow instructions for "Account Activation".  

Step 2-Log into the Current Student Portal. Go to and log in using your firstname.lastname username and your newly created password.  

Step 3-Launch Web Advisor (view course schedule)  

After you activate your account, you will be able to view your class schedule, access your Champlain email account, obtain your housing assignment, and view transcripts and other academic records.   

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For directions on how to pay your bill, please see: Making International Student Payments for Tuition and Fees.

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It is advised to make your travel plans after you receive your student visa. Please fill in the International Student Arrival Form so that you can be picked up and brought to campus by the Director of the Office of International Student Services.

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The Office of Residential Life will make your room assignment and this information is located on your WebAdvisor account. Exchange students are typically assigned to a residence hall that remains open during the college breaks. All students are responsible for his/her bed linens and pillow. For your convenience you may order items for our dorm room ahead of time. Visit Please notify the Director if you are ordering any items so we can make sure your package is delivered to your room upon your arrival.

Check out the Residential Life Housing Schedule.

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A college mailbox will be assigned to you after you arrive. These student mailboxes are located in the Center for Communication & Creative Media. Students can use the mailroom services to receive his/her mail, stamps or send packages. If you order bedding items online, please use this format for FedEx or UPS delivery. 

The format is:


Champlain College

375 Maple Street

Burlington, VT 05401 USA

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The fee for both International Orientation and New Student Orientation is $150.00 U.S. Dollars. To pay this fee, please go to this link:

Only pay once - if you pay for International Orientation, please do not pay for New Student Orientation (you have already paid - even though you might get an e-mail asking you to do so).


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