Visa Information

U.S. Campuses

Students who are not U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents of the U.S. must have legal nonimmigrant status, which allows them to take courses full-time. Students should check with the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at Middlebury College:; 802.443.5858--to confirm their status. Please note: Tourist status does not allow full-time study; students with a tourist visa (B-1 or B-2) or a visa waiver will not be eligible to attend Bread Loaf. 

Most international students attending Bread Loaf do so on an F-1 visa. To apply for an F-1 visa, students must obtain an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility, which they will then submit with the visa application at a U.S. Embassy or consulate abroad.

  • I-20 application forms and instructions are available at: http.://
  • Before the I-20 can be processed, students must be enrolled in the Bread Loaf program for the summer in which the I-20 status is sought, and must have completed all financial aid forms as applicable.
  • I-20 applications take time to process; students should apply early. Applications received after May 1 may not be processed in time for students to receive an F-1 visa before the summer session.
  • Students who are currently in, though not citizens or legal permanent residents of, the U.S. should contact ISSS to determine whether they will need an I-20.

Oxford campus

U.S. citizens will not need a visa to attend the Oxford program if staying in the U.K. for less than six months; they will, however, need a passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of the return trip.