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STUDY ABROAD ENRICHMENT Students visiting Western Ireland during their semester abroad in Dublin in the spring of 2013. (Photo by Colby Thompson ‘14)

SEEING THE WORLD Through senior Josh Tubbs’ end-ofsemester video blog in the fall of 2012, one can learn about the various ways that Champlain’s study abroad program extends far beyond the classroom. Tubbs was at Champlain’s Dublin campus, which is promoted to students as being the gateway to Europe. “For a kid who had never left the United States before, I’m so grateful for the opportunities I had while abroad to do so many sorts of things, like experiencing the crowds of Oktoberfest in Munich, going on the London Eye, taking a quick picture with a Spongebob in Madrid, tasting the deliciousness of Belgian Josh Tubbs ‘14 in Howth, Dublin, Ireland.

chocolate in Brussels, getting lost along the river roads in Venice, climbing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on top of all the other things I did with Champlain Dublin in Ireland.” Tubbs admitted that he was worried before going. “Before I got to Dublin, I never really thought that it would feel like home, like Burlington and New Hampshire felt like, but golly, was that proven all kinds of wrong!” Through the three main mottos of Champlain College abroad – Explore, Immerse, and Engage – Tubbs was exposed to more than he could have imagined. President Finney, who visited Champlain Dublin in October for the campus’ fifth anniversary, believes, “You’ve got to change, you’ve got to adapt, and you need to be good at understanding people from different parts of the world” in order to be a successful global citizen. Along with Dublin, where nearly 400 students have attended since 2008, Champlain Abroad has a campus in Montreal, Quebec, as well as various global partners. “Our Montreal and Dublin academic centers continue to grow, offering increased opportunities for internships and service learning experiences for our students as part of our unique guided immersion study abroad program,” reported Jim Cross, associate provost for international education and senior international officer at Champlain College. “We have also added a new global partners program with study abroad sites in Shanghai, China; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ifrane, Morocco; and Auckland,

New Zealand,” he said. Some students choose to take advantage of exchange programs present in France, the Netherlands, or Morocco, or in addition to those programs, students can seek out other third-party programs that offer a wide range of countries, types of programs, and academic content. Other study abroad options include various faculty-led cultural immersion trips, and international internships and service trips, which vary each semester. Faculty and staff have taken students to China, Jordan, Nicaragua, Italy, Tanzania, Uganda, and elsewhere for cultural immersion and service.

INTERNATIONAL EMERGENT MEDIA In 2010, the Champlain College Emergent Media Center (EMC), with the aid of the Population Media Center and the United Nations Population Fund,

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Final fall 2013 pdf 120913  

The Champlain View, a magazine for alumni, friends, family of Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. A focus on international studies, a...

Final fall 2013 pdf 120913  

The Champlain View, a magazine for alumni, friends, family of Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. A focus on international studies, a...

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