Sustainable Study Abroad Grants

Sustainable Study Abroad Grants of up to $500 are available to students studying abroad through Middlebury College.  Undergraduates studying at the C.V. Starr Middlebury Schools Abroad, as well as Middlebury students studying abroad on approved externally-sponsored programs, are eligible for these grants.

Grants may be used for research projects or participation in events or projects related to sustainability issues; this may include projects or research that look at ways of reducing the human impact on the environment, enhancing social well-being, or economic development that addresses the environment and/or social well-being.

Sustainability projects aim to create “a delightfully diverse, safe, healthy, and just world, with clean air, water, soil and power - economically, equitably, ecologically and elegantly enjoyed.” (Wm. McDonough)

Latour grant project photo.jpg
Stephanie Latour, an Allegheny College student who studied at
the Middlebury School in Chile, completed a grant project titled
Alas Chileans” Local biodiversity through the study of birds

Reforestacion Patagonia photo.jpg

View a video on the Reforestamos Patagonia initiative that Sophie Kapica (Middlebury) and Daniel Kim (Wesleyan) were able to participate in through Middlebury's Sustainable Study Abroad Grants

Abigail McCeney's Sustainable Study Abroad Grant project in Chile, Jardín Vertical: a vertical garden made from recycled bottles, designed to teach children about sustainable food systems and projects that they can replicate in their own homes

More Information and Application:

Sustainable Study Abroad Grant ApplicationSustainable Study Abroad Grant Application


ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-14 Grant Recipients 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-13 Grant Recipients 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2011-12 Grant Recipients  

ACADEMIC YEAR 2010-11 Grant Recipients

ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010 Grant Recipients

ACADEMIC YEAR 2008-2009 Grant Recipients

ACADEMIC YEAR 2007-08 Grant Recipients


Sustainable Study Abroad Student Grants are co-sponsored by International Programs and Off-Campus Study and Environmental Affairs.

Please contact Stacey Thebodo ( in International Programs and Off-Campus Study with any questions.