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Summer German study

Although it is not required, many of our majors and minors  spend a summer  in the intensive immersion program of the Middlebury College German School, usually following their second year of German study.  The German School program  covers the equivalent of an academic year of German study in seven weeks and contributes enormously to the student's fluency and confidence in speaking German in a wide variety of settings. Summer in the German School is excellent preparation for study in Middlebury's programs in Germany.

Nimaya Lemal (Class of 2021.5)

"The German Language School was intense and life changing for me. Instead of spending a summer gradually forgetting the German I had learned, I got to live and breathe the immersion of language schools with about a hundred other people from all over the world who shared this love and curiosity for the language. Not only did we get to work with an incredible faculty but we learned to envelop German into all facets of a regular day, from board games to mealtimes to sports (and the German play!) to strong friendships, which transformed my relationship with German from a purely academic one, to a community and mindset that I am so excited to continue expanding when I study abroad next fall."

Department of German

Freeman International Center
203 Freeman Way
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753