MiddView Trip Leader Applicant Information

Each year, the MiddView team selects over 150 Middlebury students with a broad range of skills and experiences to serve as our orientation trip leaders. We strive to build a leader team that represents the diversity of our campus community, and to provide them the training and support they need to succeed in this challenging and rewarding role. Successful applicants will have:

MiddView Trip Leader Training Requirements

Although your own MiddView Trip Leader may have made it look easy, leading a group of 8-12 students is no small order! We trust our leaders with the physical and emotional health and well-being of their group members and their co-leaders - and we know you want to trust in your co-leader as well. In order to prepare leaders for this experience, we require that they participate in multiple trainings, based on the specific skill set they need to cover.

Important training sessions take place in both the spring and in the fall.

MiddView Trip Leader Qualifications

Many of our trips travel to and engage with a wide variety of Vermont communities and landscapes. We’re looking for candidates who are passionate about both sharing our campus community with new students and learning about the broader community. Applicants should be prepared to foster small peer groups via shared experience, and to facilitate opportunities for intentonal reflection during this time of transition.