Summer Study 2017

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.*

*Important Information regarding AP and IB CreditsIn some cases, enrolling in a Summer Study course can decrease the number of pre-college testing credits (such as AP, IB, or others) you can apply toward your undergraduate degree.  Please read carefully the degree requirements in the College Handbook so you understand how your credits might be affected.

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 1002 Exploring Food Systems -- Middlebury, Vermont; Louisville, Kentucky; Washington, D.C.
In this course we explore ways that activities across the food system from production (and fish capture) through waste disposal affect ecological integrity, individual health, community well-being, and society’s potential to meet human needs for food and adequate nutrition now and in the future.  The course is closely integrated with weekly field-trips to observe these food system activities, including innovative projects to improve environmental, social, economic and health impacts.  Students will form cross-site working groups that match the topic of the internships they choose through the Middlebury FoodWorks Fellowship Program; these Topical Teams will contrast and compare experiences across sites. (M. Anderson)

  • Please contact Molly Anderson at with any questions about applying for the Exploring Food Systems course.
  • Please contact Sophie Esser Calvi, Global Food Studies Coordinator at Middlebury, at with any questions about the associated FoodWorks internships.

SUMR 1004 MiddCORE--Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV
MiddCORE’s mentor-driven leadership and innovation program builds skills and confidence through collaborative, experiential, impact-focused learning.  Through daily, weekly, and month-long challenges, students gain experience in leadership, strategic thinking, idea creation, collaboration, persuasive communication, ethical decision-making, cross-cultural understanding, conflict resolution, 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 (Pass/Fail) (Staff)