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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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OIE Staff: Foreign Phrases We Love

In order to help you get to know more of the staff who work in OIE (the Office of International Education) here at Champlain College, we thought you might like to know more about where we have been and what we learned there.  So in alphabetical order, here we are. Alexander Gauthier, Student Life Manager, OIE, Montreal […]

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Traveling During Spring Break

This semester, Champlain Abroad had four classes on faculty-led trips during spring break. Depending on the course, students visited the UK, India, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, or Italy. Each group spent the week abroad, visiting locations that were relevant to the course, such as religious sites in India, the Warner Brothers Studios in the UK, among several others. Each of the four courses studied different topics, concepts, and ideas. To learn more about two of the courses, I spoke to some of the students who attended these trips and asked them questions about their experiences and feelings about their time abroad. Continue reading

Getting Involved!

So I am marking my 8th week in Dundee, Scotland and I like to think I finally made a home here. One important method in doing this was getting to know the community, especially at school. Since I applied late, I wasn’t able to get a working visa so I don’t think I can volunteer much […]

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Introduction to Study Abroad and Life at Abertay University

  Hey everyone! I’m Maya Armas, a third-year Game Design Major at Champlain. I somehow found myself swept away to the mysterious land of Scotland to study at Abertay University for a semester. I would like to put some stuff in context, for most of my life I’ve only ever had a handful of close […]

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Expectations for Study Abroad

BY CAITLIN BLANCHETTE, LAW ’20, CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE When I first realized I wanted to study abroad, my mind was racing with all of the possibilities. I started researching where I wanted to go and what programs offered applicable courses for my major. I turned to the Study Abroad office in the Office of International Education for […]

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10 Tips for Traveling Abroad as a Student

In my year of studying abroad, I’ve done a lot of traveling by myself and in groups. I learned quite a few things along the way, including some insights I wish I had known a year ago. So here are a few of my top tips for student travelers. (I figure someone should benefit from […]

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7 Myths and Misconceptions I Discovered (and Some I Believed) While Studying Abroad

Before I studied abroad, I had certain ideas of what I thought each place was going to be like. This varied from expecting to meet many fellow redheads in Ireland to assuming that the way the temperature/weather is measured around the world would be the same. The more I travel, the more I realize that […]

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How I Kept Up My Love of Dance While Studying Abroad

I couldn’t give up dancing during my semester abroad in Argentina; so of course, I also wanted to continue taking dance classes during while I studied abroad in Ireland. In Buenos Aires, I studied styles of dance that I was already familiar with because taking the classes in a different language was enough of a […]

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What could be better than stopping for a selfie with an Alpaca in Urubamba, Peru. (It’s actually a bit of challenge to get them to pose with you!) Photo by me, Quinn Kanner.

Adventures Abroad Part 1: South America

Studying abroad doesn’t just provide the opportunity to learn about the culture of the city you’re temporarily going to school in, but it also allows you to travel and explore other parts of the country or the continent while you do so. Planning these side trips in a foreign country can be a little intimidating […]

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