With a curriculum anchored in the liberal arts and sciences and an approach to learning responsive to an evolving, increasingly complex world, a Middlebury education is as distinct as it is comprehensive.
Scholarship and research are not confined to the classroom or laboratory, nor even to a particular field of study. A robust offering of majors, minors, and academic programs not only provides students with a diverse range of disciplines to explore and to experience, but each discipline is intended to work in concert with another, fostering an evolution of cross-disciplinary collaboration that is at the heart of the academic experience at Middlebury. We offer a 21st-century global liberal arts education.
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Follow Your Interests
Interested in the humanities and arts? STEM? Learning a language? Do you want to explore an interdisciplinary field like environmental studies? Do you envision a career in the social sciences?
The Middlebury curriculum is broad, deep, and flexible. Once here, you may decide to focus on a new area of study. You can engage in extracurricular pursuits like playing sports, writing for the student newspaper, or performing in a musical, and also participate in cocurricular activities, such as volunteering in the community, through our experiential learning centers, and much more.
Such exploration and immersion is the essence of a liberal arts education. Here you have the time, space, and support to pursue the many interests that appeal to you!
From your first-year seminar to your senior work, you can create an academic experience entirely your own at Middlebury. Explore the subjects you love and discover some new ones you’ve never considered. Now is the time to do it, and Middlebury makes it possible.
Academic advising is central to the undergraduate experience. It’s an ongoing conversation between students and faculty, beginning with your earliest days on campus and lasting over the years as you plan for graduation and life after college. You’ll also find the resources you need in other areas—from tutoring and writing help to planning and time management. The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research is a wealth of peer and professional support. The Registrar’s Office is also a great source of useful information.
Middlebury and the World
An undergraduate education at Middlebury is an immersive experience with the world—a global education—whether in Vermont or at any of our Middlebury schools and programs.
Middlebury has been offering immersion language learning from beginner to graduate level for more than 100 years. Each summer we welcome students from all walks of life and all parts of the world who want to study one of our 13 languages in an intensive and immersive environment.
The Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, offers graduate programs that prepare students for professional roles in cross-cultural, multilingual environments. Its career-oriented degrees provide intentional focus on developing skills and implementing practical solutions worldwide.
With 37 schools in 17 countries, students experience total immersion in the language and culture of their choice—an authentic experience at a local academic institution, engagement with the community, and personal discoveries.
Centrally located in Washington, D.C., these offices serve as a place for the entire Middlebury community to gather, learn, and network with experts here in the city, nationally, and internationally. We provide access to academic programming, educational events, and internship opportunities.
Dan Brayton, Julian W. Abernethy Professor of Literature Jeff Howarth, Associate Professor of Geography Jon Isham, Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies Monica Przyperhart, Visiting Laboratory Professor in Environmental Studies
Are you interested in studying abroad? Attend the Study Abroad Fair! Come by the fair anytime between 2:00 and 5:00 pm to gather information and talk with representatives from programs and universities around the world.
An engaging and fun way to experience and learn about Israeli art and culture. Each week will provide something new and different according to students’ requests - including making art and learning calligraphy; Mystical topics of spells, amulets, and witchcraft in ancient Judaism and contemporary Israel; watching Israeli films and shows; graffiti in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem; listening to Israeli music; meeting interesting people from various sectors of Israel; and cooking and eating lots of Israeli foods.