What about Champlain College appealed to you as an international student?
For my Computer Arts degree, there were several options in Europe for exchange programs. Champlain was the only one in the USA which was interesting to me. I wanted to go to Champlain because it seemed like a really fun and friendly community. I went to the exchange program presentation led by previous exchange students. I was really excited after the presentation, finding out there were so many clubs and student activities. I had my own club at Abertay but without much engagement. I run one now by the same name of Jukiyo club and the club members are now all my closest friends here.
What resources are available to you as an international student? How were they helpful?
The OISS office run by Jessa Karki is my first point of contact for any issues or questions that I have as an international student. Jessa is really helpful and is a good advisor for when I'm struggling with anything. I have also found many professors to be understanding of my status as an international student, as well.
As an international student, what do you think is most valuable about a Champlain education?
I think having professors in the industry has been really helpful in preparing me to choose the right specialization and career path in Game Art after graduation. I really enjoyed Game Entrepreneurship, which was a virtual Montreal class. We worked with real industry problems and data in our case studies, which was really interesting.
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