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Tunnel Vision – The Underground City

By Amanda Gates (GDES ’19)

Have you ever felt like exploring beneath the city streets? To your luck, the entrance to one of Montreal’s very own Narnia’s is right at your fingertips. For what feels like miles throughout the downtown core, a series of malls and tunnels connect the above to the below. The adventures and discoveries double with the existence of this underground city, and while sometimes difficult to find and navigate around, the easiest first step to get there begins at the McGill metro station. Continue reading

The Internship Chronicles – Josh

 

Josh Lanham (Game Design ’19) talks about his internship experience at Montreal indie studio, Norsfell, located in GamePlay Space in this vlog.

 

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THE INTERNSHIP CHRONICLES: SUMMER EDITION – JAMES INTERNS AT BEHAVIOUR INTERACTIVE

This summer, James Keats (EGPR ’18) stayed in Montreal to do an internship at Behaviour Interactive after studying at the Champlain Abroad campus in the spring.

Having a full time summer internship in Montreal was an awesome experience, and very different from living and working there during a school semester (especially during the winter semester)! I was blown away by how much the city opens up and how truly alive everything becomes when the weather gets warmer. I was lucky enough to be staying during Montreal’s 375th anniversary, and so there were even more events!

The Internship Chronicles: Summer Edition – Shane interns at Norsfell

Shane Beucler (GART ’18) spent this summer in Montreal interning at Norsfell, an indie company that builds replayable multiplayer experiences for fanatics all over the world. Shane tells us about his experience at Norsfell, which is located at GamePlay Space, a collaborative space shared with other indie studios.

“My summer internship was great! I learned a lot about working on a team in the industry as well as the marketing behind mobile games and Norsfell even told me that they’d be very happy to have me back after I graduate. Norsfell will be working with me a bit before I graduate and will be contacting me about potential job openings a few months before. Continue reading

Discovering Montreal

By Freeman Fletcher (FILM ’18)

Spring 2017 students gathered in the Residence lobby during Orientation (Hannah Cartmel)

I entered Montreal on a bus, the most dystopian civilian transport this side of the people wagons from Planet of the Apes. I was nervous and it was raining. I was nervous because I hail from a small town in Maine and have never stayed in a city for longer than a couple days at a time on family vacations. It was raining because of global warming.

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A Long Way From Ohio

By Emily Poltor; Theatre Production (Ohio Wesleyan University), ’17 In-text Photos by Dehjia Thompkins; Business Administration, ’18 I have baby-stepped toward my independence since I reached my teenage years. One shy and timid step dove me into the world of summer jobs at age fourteen. Another resistant step plunged me into the driving world when I got […]

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This is a City of Strangers

By Jana Pietrzyk, Professional Writing ‘16 This is a talking city. This is a city full of strangers. This is a beat city. This is a city full of words. This city is a space that holds us in its cupped hands. I feel it caressing my chest with its thumb; I feel it breathing on […]

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Montreal: City of Saints; Sin City

By Jana Pietrzyk; Professional Writing, ‘16 There is a cashier at the bagel place on the corner, who watches a man – dirt stained and sweating- walk in, making a beeline for the pitcher of water. He’s turned away. He walks out, quietly, and she says to me she wishes she owned the place so she […]

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Montreal: The Perfect Tonic!

By David Johnston (GPRO ’16) In my senior year at Champlain, I often encouraged other game studio students to study abroad. The most common excuse I heard for not going was, “I’m struggling just sitting in Burlington, I don’t think I could deal with all the additional stress of being abroad.” As someone who had […]

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Montreal: The Perfect Tonic!

By David Johnston (GPRO ’16) In my senior year at Champlain, I often encouraged other game studio students to study abroad. The most common excuse I heard for not going was, “I’m struggling just sitting in Burlington, I don’t think I could deal with all the additional stress of being abroad.” As someone who had […]

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