International Student Services
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:
Director, International Student Services
|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, 2023Link to this FAQ
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.Link to this FAQ
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:Link to this FAQ
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:
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.Link to this FAQ
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.Link to this FAQ
How to activate your account.
Step 1-Activate Champlain Account. Log into https://welcome.champlain.edu/showLogin.cc and follow instructions for "Account Activation".
Step 2-Log into the Current Student Portal. Go to https://www.champlain.edu/current-students 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.Link to this FAQ
For directions on how to pay your bill, please see: Making International Student Payments for Tuition and Fees.Link to this FAQ
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a US federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children's educational records, the right to seek to have them amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records. When a student turns 18 years old, or enters a post-secondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parent to the student. Permission must be given by the eligible student to discuss or release certain information.
Please fill your FERPA Form on-line at this link: https://www.champlain.edu/compass/academic-records-and-registration/ferpa-waiverLink to this FAQ
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 https://www.champlain.edu/current-students/residential-life/residential-life/great-services. 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.Link to this FAQ
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:
375 Maple Street
Burlington, VT 05401 USALink to this FAQ
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).
Link to this FAQ
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