Note: We accept applications to the graduate summer program on a rolling basis, but in order to request materials and help students prepare for the visa process, those applying to the summer program followed by the academic year abroad must submit an application by May 1 (for Germany, the deadline is April 15.). Applicants for the year abroad must also have a passport that is valid for at least six months after the end date of the program.
Financial aid for the abroad program is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified applicants. Scholarships, fellowships, and some financial aid programs do have a deadline by which applications must be complete. Please refer to the Language Schools Financial Aid page for details.
In addition to the general application requirements, applicants to the Italian Graduate Program must submit the following:
Please submit a writing sample in Italian, preferably typed. A short essay (one or two pages) on any topic is acceptable, and the sample should be recent, reflecting as much as possible your current writing ability in Italian. Since this sample will be used to assess your level of proficiency, do not send work that has been graded, corrected, and/or rewritten.
Online Language Assessment
Once we have received your application and the $75 application fee, the Italian School will email you instructions for the online assessment
Submission of the online assessment must be completed before your application will be reviewed for an admissions decision.
Italian MA and DML candidates who have already completed their summer of candidacy need not take the online placement exam; however, we reserve the right to require you to take the placement exam again if a significant amount of time has passed since you last attended an Italian graduate session at Middlebury.
Address for Submitting Materials
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury, VT 05753