Summer Study

Summer Study was created by the faculty to provide opportunities for travel- or field-based courses and exciting experiential learning opportunities that would otherwise be difficult to accommodate during the regular academic year. Summer Study is an optional extra experience for Middlebury students: it is not a part of the regular fall/winter/spring academic year. Summer Study courses carry Middlebury academic credit and can count toward graduation requirements as outlined in the Academics section of the College Handbook.*

Need-based financial aid, as determined by Student Financial Services, is available to current financial aid recipients taking a Summer Study course for the first time.

Course Descriptions

SUMR 1004 MiddCORE--Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California
MiddCORE’s mentor-driven leadership and innovation program builds skills and confidence through immersive learning, real-world challenges, and one-on-one mentoring.  Through daily, weekly, and month-long challenges, students gain experience in leadership, collaboration, idea creation, strategic thinking, persuasive communication, empathy, and crisis management. The class meets over 40 hrs/week with additional evening and weekend activities.  Acceptance into MiddCORE's Summer Program is by application only. To learn more about this summer's MiddCORE curriculum and how to apply, email middcoreadmissions@middlebury.edu or visit middcore.middlebury.edu (Pass/Fail) (Staff)

SUMR 1007 Performing Arts & Community Engagement in Uganda
Using a Community-Based Learning framework, this class will immerse students in a community of musical instrument makers in Mpambire Village, Mpigi District. With the guidance of the course instructors, the students will collaborate with members of the community to identify its challenges and objectives. The students will then integrate these into their academic goals (within their respective majors) via community-based research and projects. The goal of the course is to effect positive change for the mutual benefit of the community partners and student learning, which includes mentorship with these partners. The skills that the students will develop through their community-based learning experiences will stretch their capacities for effective engagement and cross-cultural understanding. For more information or to apply, please vist the course webpage.  (D. Kafumbe)