Study Abroad — Computer Science & Innovation

Want to see the world? Why wait?

Your third year at Champlain College is built for studying abroad.

Computer Science & Innovation students can enjoy a fall semester at our campus in Dublin, Ireland—Europe's main tech hub and one of the most important technology—focused cities in the world. You can also spend a spring semester at Champain's campus in Montreal, Canada, which has been named one of the most high-tech and livable cities in the world. In both cities, Champlain partnerships provide an opportunity to intern with a tech company.

Studying at a Champlain Abroad campus is the most seamless way to continue your studies while you gain a global perspective of technology, culture, and professional collaboration. But if your travel ambitions point you somewhere other than Dublin or Montreal, we can support you in studying through an exchange program or a third-party provider almost anywhere in the world.

Your faculty advisor can help you ensure your credits fit the requirements of the Computer Science & Innovation program. Please visit Champlain Abroad to learn more about our study abroad programs and options.

Champlain Abroad Dublin

Dublin is an active, energetic, capital city with a young population and a friendly town feel. Despite the relaxed atmosphere, Dublin is a major hub for global technology corporations as well as small start-up companies. Founded in the 9th Century as a Viking settlement, Dublin is now the political, cultural, and economic center for Ireland.

Sample Courses*

Sample Major Specific Courses Offered in Dublin

CSI 320: GLOBAL IT & ETHICS

CSI 370: COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE (Fall Only)

SCI 155: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (With Lab - 4 Credits)

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

Sample Core 330 Courses

Students will select two culture courses that meet COR 330 requirements, such as:

ART 220: IRISH CULTURE THROUGH THE FINE ARTS

ART 330B: CEOL NA HEIREANN: CULTURAL IMMERSION THROUGH IRISH MUSIC

MGT 335: IRELAND AND THE EUROPEAN PROJECT

COR 310: GLOBAL STUDIES I: THE GLOBAL CONDITION (Spring Only)

COR 320: GLOBAL STUDIES II: HUMAN RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Spring Only)

FLM 280: IRISH CULTURE THROUGH FILM

HIS 315: THE EARLY HISTORY OF IRELAND

ENG 335: THE DUBLIN LITERARY EXPERIENCE

WRT 335: WRITING THE CITY: DUBLIN

* Full course listings available at www.champlain.edu/champlain-abroad

** Students with a competitive GPA are eligible to apply for a credit-bearing internship in Montreal or Dublin at a company or organization related to their field of study. Please contact OIE for more information about these opportunities: oie@champlain.edu.

Champlain Abroad Montreal

Montreal 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 Montreal, Champlain Abroad Montréal gives you professional, cultural and dynamic experiences. Explore the city by visiting some of the festivals, museums, and cultural landmarks through field trips and other guided immersion opportunities.

Sample Courses*

Sample Major Specific Courses Offered in Montreal

CSI 230: LINUX/UNIX PROGRAMMING (Fall Only)

CSI 320: GLOBAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ETHICS

SCI 155: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (With Lab - 4 Credits)

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

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 with a competitive GPA are eligible to apply for a credit-bearing internship in Montreal or Dublin at a company or organization related to their field of study. Please contact OIE for more information about these opportunities: oie@champlain.edu.

Exchange Programs

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.

Study Abroad Partner Schools

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:

  • Uniquely international common core program for all undergraduate students, providing the basis for a well-rounded, global Moroccan education.
  • Rich academic experience, with courses taught in English and an atmosphere that encourages choice and experimentation in all schools and programs of study.

Third-Party Providers

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: