A view of the farm on the college campus.

Cocurricular Resources

Students in food studies have access to Middlebury’s comprehensive engaged learning resources for learning in the world and about the world.

Student Organizations

Study Beyond Vermont

There are several options for studying outside Vermont, including the following:

Food Studies Abroad are tracks within Middlebury’s Study Abroad programs. If you sign up for the food studies track, you will take food- or agriculture-related courses at the host university and engage in an internship. You will need to have intermediate or advanced proficiency in the language for these programs.

IIn addition, there are excellent international programs offered outside Middlebury College, focusing on food issues, which do not require foreign language proficiency. In most cases, you will have to pay your own way; but the program may be worth the extra expense to you. Please be aware that Middlebury will not accept course credit from food-related programs other than SIT. A few that stand out:

  • The Program in Food, Sustainability, and the Environment (FSE) at Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy, offers curricular concentrations in Food Studies and Environmental Studies and Sustainability. Students take an Italian class and then choose three or four food- or sustainability-related courses. All courses include cocurricular field trips, and students earn a certificate. Food-related internships are also available.
  • The School for International Training offers semester and summer programs in 80 countries on a variety of themes including the politics of land and water, sustainability, environment, and climate change.
  • Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries on the island of Crete, Greece, offers courses focusing on nature, culture, cooking and traditional cuisine, and organic agriculture.

Jobs and Internships

Looking for a job or internship in the farm and food systems movement? Check out these job-seeking resources at the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG), a network of over 500 participating organizations and thousands of individuals carrying out farm and food systems endeavors in 12 states and Washington, D.C.