Educate Yourself: Global Black Voices

In addition to the excellent lists compiled by others at Champlain College, see “Educate Yourself” in The View  Champlain Library’s AntiRacism Resources  OIE would like to encourage you to read, watch, and listen to some international black authors, stories, and artists.  We have compiled the following lists to help you. What To Read Americanah by […]

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Abertay University & Champlain College: Academic Differences

by Maya Armas, ’20 // Game Design Hello everyone, it’s Maya again! I’ve been in Scotland for a little over a month now and getting used to school has been very odd. First, the buildings are quite confusing as one will be nearly a century old and the next will be much more modern and […]

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A Reflection on My Year Studying Abroad

Lauren Girard, ’21 // International Business May 15, 2020 Nĭ hăo, kia ora, and hello are just three greetings I’ve used this year during my time studying abroad. I began my journey in the summer of 2019 interning in Shanghai, China. Then, I spent the fall semester in Dublin, Ireland, and now I’m studying at […]

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New Zealand’s Response to COVID-19

Lauren Girard, ’21 // International Business May 15, 2020 Studying abroad in New Zealand this semester was one of the best decisions I could have made for myself. Their response to COVID-19 has made me feel incredibly safe and secure. Prime Minister Jacinda Arden’s leadership and Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield worked together to keep […]

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How to Choose a Study Abroad Program

Lauren Girard, ’20 // International Business April 30, 2020 Choosing a study abroad destination can be difficult- there are so many factors to consider! Programs differ in their curriculum, location, price, culture, size, and more. Champlain offers a variety of programs so you really can study anywhere in the world. Lengths of programs vary. Students […]

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Letter from the Sr. Director of International Education

Hello Colleagues, These are unprecedented and challenging times for so many, and those of us working in international education have certainly had a wild ride.  The last few months have proven that the Champlain College approach to international programs provides a strong safety net and an ability to respond to any situation that comes our […]

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Living in New Zealand During COVID-19

Lauren Girard, ’20 // International Business April 17, 2020 The Decision to Stay in New Zealand The decision to continue my study abroad experience during this global pandemic was not an easy one. Both Champlain and my family strongly recommended I come home once New Zealand reached a Level 4 alert. New Zealand entered Level […]

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Champlain’s 13th Annual International Photo Contest

On Wednesday, April 15th, OIE (the Office of International Education) and the Library held our 13th International Photo Contest Awards Celebration. This is one of our favorite events of the year, not only because we enjoy the artistry and vision of the photographers but also because it is tangible evidence of what we help students […]

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Getting Oriented at AUT

Lauren Girard, ’20 // International Business Kia ora! One of my main concerns when choosing AUT for study abroad was the semester dates. I wondered what I would do until classes began on February 24th, especially since the dorms opened on the 8th. Little did I know, there’s plenty to do! I wish I arrived […]

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8 Fun Day Trips to Do Around Auckland

Lauren Girard, ’20 // International BusinessFebruary 22, 2020 Kia ora, readers! My name is Lauren Girard and I’m an International Business student studying at AUT in Auckland, New Zealand. In today’s blog post, I’m going to share 5 adventures around Auckland I’ve experienced this week before classes have started, listed with the least amount of […]

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