Outside the classroom, students participate in organized cocurricular activities—including sports, cooking, Korean drum dance, k-pop song and dance, and calligraphy and painting—each designed to help enhance language skills while developing cultural proficiency.
There will be open lectures on Korean literature, films and North Korea, and other social activities including traditional and contemporary performing concerts in the evening. Also students eat all meals with Korean professors and their fellow students, all in language.
A summer in the School of Korean will open doors to the diverse aspects of Korean language and culture in relation with the world and will help students to prepare their anticipated future of Korean language study, research and any interrelated endeavors.
"I envision that the School of Korean at Middlebury would provide the forum or opportunity for Korean learners, its educators, and experts across the world to learn, improve, and share Korean language, its culture, and expertise. I would like to invite you all to experience the premier Korean program at Middlebury Language Schools.” - Sahie Kang, Director of the School of Korean
Can international students participate in the School of Korean?
Non-U.S. citizens must have a valid U.S. visa status that allows full-time study during the dates of the School of the Korean program to be eligible to apply. (Please note: Students cannot participate in our program with a tourist visa status (B-1/B-2) or through the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA) because neither allows for full-time study.) U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents are eligible to attend.
International students who already have F-1 student status from a U.S. college or university that they attend during the academic year may apply to the School of Korean as long as they will maintain F-1 status throughout the dates of the summer session.
International students in another visa status that allows for full-time study may inquire to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm whether they are eligible to participate.
Middlebury College is currently seeking authorization to be able to issue visa documents to international students from outside the U.S. to attend the School of Korean. We will update this site when we have new information to share.
Note to Level 1 students: In order to help beginning students adapt to the intensive environment at Middlebury and be better prepared for the Language Pledge, Level 1 (Introductory) Korean will start online approximately one month before students arrive on the Mills Campus. For more information, please visit our Curriculum page.
All students who enroll in the School of Korean will study at our West Coast site at Mills College, in Oakland, California. Application and financial aid processes are identical to those for the Middlebury campus. For more information on Middlebury at Mills, please click here.