Where cultural understanding meets true fluency.

Middlebury has led the world in full-immersion language studies since the launch of its first summer program in 1915. Today, graduates of  degree programs at the Middlebury Language Schools and Schools Abroad, the Bread Loaf School of English, and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) can be found working in education, government, journalism, international business, and the non-profit sector.

Master of Arts Degree

When you study at Middlebury, you work with some of the world's leading academic language professionals and learn alongside motivated peers who share your appetite for linguistic achievement. In a combination of one summer* plus an academic year, or in just four summers on our Vermont or Mills campus, you can earn your master's degree.

*All schools require a first summer with the Language Schools (Middlebury or Mills campus). A second summer is required for the MA in Arabic (Mills campus), Russian, and Chinese; it is optional for the MA in French, Hebrew, Italian (Mills campus) and Spanish.

Doctor of Modern Languages Degree

Students interested in continuing their language studies beyond the MA level may enroll in the Doctor of Modern Languages (DML) degree program. Unique to Middlebury, the DML prepares teacher-scholars in two modern foreign languages, helping them develop as teachers of second-language acquisition, civilization, culture and society, literature, linguistics, and language pedagogy.