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Summer Programs Offer Opportunities around the World

March 11, 2019

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury will offer a diverse slate of academic programs this summer, from museum studies in Oxford, England, to environmental studies in China’s Yunnan Province and programs on its Middlebury and Ripton, Vermont, and Monterey, California, campuses.

Students are encouraged to explore the opportunities for study, many of which include generous financial aid.

Summer programs are designed to offer a broad range of experience, whether students are trying to perfect their language skills or seek an immersive international travel course.

In Middlebury, the College will host the 104th session of its renowned summer Language Schools. Also in Middlebury, more than 100 undergraduate researchers will work with faculty across a wide range of academic disciplines. The College’s art museum will sponsor MuseumWorks, a paid cohort internship combining professional development with hands-on experience at a variety of area museums.

Students interested in museum study can also choose a five-week, credit-bearing program in Oxford, England, that includes a week of experiential learning at an 18th-century estate and private tours of renowned museums and archives.

Middlebury FoodWorks, meanwhile, is an eight-week, credit-bearing program that gives students a chance to learn and work within the vibrant local food system of the Champlain Valley.

MiddCORE, the College’s leadership and innovation program, takes students to the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, where they work with faculty and mentors from across many professional sectors in a four-week intensive session.

Middlebury’s Bread Loaf Mountain campus in Ripton, Vermont, will be busy, as usual, with the Bread Loaf School of English and Writers’ Conferences, including the two recently added conferences for environmental writers and literary translators.

Several summer programs offer students a chance to study or enhance their skills at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Students can study intensive English for nonnative English speakers; conduct internships through the Social Impact Corps or with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies; or participate in the Summer Intensive Language Program.

For a short travel-study experience, students interested in design/build can apply for the Island Design Assembly program, which holds two week-long sessions off the coast of Maine to benefit island communities.

The School of the Environment, a six-week, credit-bearing program, offers interdisciplinary courses and leadership training to students of all majors. The school takes place in Yunnan Province, China.

For a full list of summer programs, visit the College website.