Stephen Snyder Named Dean of the Language Schools

Stephen Snyder, Middlebury College professor of Japanese studies, was recently named Dean of the Language Schools. We caught up with him during a busy February to find out what he’s thinking about as he looks forward to the summer 2015 sessions of the Language Schools. Read more.

Why Immersion is the Only Way to Go When Learning a Language

Arabic School student Fred McConnell writes in The Guardian about how his immersion experience at Middlebury’s Language Schools was unmatched by any other. Read the full article.

Kress Foundation to Fund Five Language School Fellowships

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation of New York has awarded the Middlebury College a grant of $283,250 to fund five fellowships at the Language Schools each summer for the next five years. The grant extends a Kress Fellowship program that began in 2010 and has already enabled 26 students to attend the Language Schools. Read more.


Challenge Continued—Make Your Gift Now and Double the Impact!

Last fall, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Middlebury's first summer Language School, Ted and Kathy O'Connor Truscott announced they would match all gifts made to the Language Schools up to a total of $350,000. We met the challenge and, inspired by that success, the Truscotts have offered to match an additional $150,000 in gifts. Both members of the Class of 1983, Ted attended the Chinese School, while Kathy spent a semester in Madrid through the Schools Abroad. Join them in in celebrating the centennial by making a gift now.

A Step Back in Time With an Eye to the Future

In honor of the Centennial celebration, we’ve created this new video about the history—and worldwide impact—of the Middlebury Language Schools. With captivating images and archived audio, as well as the current faces and voices of students, alumni, and professors, this short piece reinforces the growing importance of building bridges across cultures. Take a look.

100th Anniversary Celebrations and Events

The Middlebury Language Schools is celebrating 100 years of innovative language education and we’re planning special events to commemorate our centennial. As events are finalized, we will post information here. We look forward to seeing you!

Call for Applications

The Language Schools are still accepting applications for all languages and levels of the 2015 summer session. Visit our website for dates, fees, and the application.

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