“I’ve always cared about the environment. But now I’m prepared to do something for it!” — Middlebury School of the Environment alumnus
- It is a six-week immersive summer environmental studies program for undergraduates.
- It offers an integrated program where each student takes three for-credit courses.
- It offers two different tracks of study, one designed for students with little or no previous college-level environmental studies courses, and one for students with substantial college-level background in environmental studies.
- Its curriculum includes elective courses in environmental science, environmental management, environmental video, environmental humanities, sustainability studies, and systems thinking.
- Its formal courses are coupled with leadership training to help students prepare for environmental internships, environmental jobs, and a life of meaning promoting effective environmental change.
Middlebury College’s main campus in Middlebury, Vermont.
Vermont is an ideal location to study a wide range of environmental topics.
- We have had one of the top-rated environmental studies programs for over 50 years.
- We have 100 years of experience in summer immersion programs. Our Language Schools and Bread Loaf School of English are world renowned for faculty and pedagogy, quality of experience, and life-changing results.
- We have excellent facilities for environmental studies and environmental science courses: the LEED platinum Franklin Environmental Center; the science labs in McCardell Bicentennial Hall; the R/V Folger, Middlebury’s state-of-the-art research vessel on Lake Champlain; and diverse renewable energy systems, including a solar farm and biomass plant.
- Middlebury’s campus offers immediate access to the diverse environment of Vermont’s Champlain Valley: small towns, working farms and forests, the vast Green Mountain National Forest, Lake Champlain, and the Adirondack Mountains. And Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, is only an hour away.
The students come from colleges and universities all across the country, and from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Students do not need to be environmental studies majors to apply.
We offer nine semester-hours of credit, the equivalent of three college courses.
June 24th to August 4th, 2016.