Who should complete my recommendations?
Your study abroad advisor approval should come from someone who works in your school's study abroad office.
Your language assessment should come from your current or your most recent language professor.
Your general recommendation should come from another professor who has taught you in class. They do not need to teach you in the language of your study abroad program, but should know you well enough to know how you would respond in a new environment.
Students from other Colleges and Universities
Can the same professor complete two recommendations?
No. You should have your most recent language professor complete your language assessment, and choose another professor to complete your general recommendation.
I saved an application, now where can I find it?
Go to studyabroad.middlebury.edu and use the log-in links at the top of the page to access your existing application.
I am applying to multiple universities abroad – do I need to complete multiple Middlebury Study Abroad Applications?
You only need to complete one Middlebury application, even if you are applying to multiple universities – complete the Middlebury application for your first choice, then later if you need to change it, that should be fine, as long as your adviser approves. If you change programs/universities, you may need to re-do parts of the application that are program/university-specific, but that should not be a problem. You should indicate in your Middlebury application that you are applying to additional universities (and which ones).
NOTE: the exception to this is if you are applying to one of the UK exchanges (East Anglia or Nottingham) or the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) and are also applying to other universities, please complete your Middlebury Study Abroad Application for the exchange university or CMRS, since we need to know right away how many students are applying for these programs.
If you are applying to two different programs/universities for two different semesters, then you DO need to complete a Middlebury Study Abroad Application for both semesters/programs.
I started an application, but decided I want to go in a different semester. Should I start a new application?
The easiest thing to do is actually to email the Advisor for your study abroad program and ask us to switch your program to a different semester.
Externally-sponsored programs: Stacey Thebodo
Brazil, Cameroon, Japan, Russia, Spain: Nicole Chance
Germany, Italy, China: Meghan Mason
Chile, Egypt, India, Israel, Jordan: Bill Mayers
Argentina, France, Uruguay: Susan Parsons
I have not yet met with Stacey and her appointment slots are full for the rest of J-term – what do I do?
You still need to complete the Middlebury Study Abroad Application by Feb. 1, but you can sign up to meet with Stacey at the beginning of spring semester. If you need to make changes to your application at that time, that should not be a problem (you may need to re-do parts of the application that are program/university-specific, but that can be addressed at that time).
How do I upload a copy of my passport?
You can find scanners to make a copy of your passport on campus here: http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/technology/help/technology/equipment/scanners
You can enter your email address to send a digital copy of your passport to yourself and then save it to your computer. This digital copy can be uploaded to your application by clicking on the file folder icon in the application and choosing the saved file.
Do I need to declare my major before I can apply to go abroad?
Yes. You must declare your major by February 1st. The major declaration form can be found on the Registrar's Office web page.
What do I do if my major advisor is also my most recent language professor?
Please request the language assessment form from your professor using the online request. Then, ask your professor to email email@example.com and indicate that he/she is also your major advisor and approves of your plans to study abroad.
I'm also applying to Language School. Does my language professor need to complete two separate recommendations?
Great! No, your professor only needs to complete the language assessment once. Let us know that your professor already completed an assessment and we will obtain a copy from the Language School Coordinator.