The program in European studies seeks to enrich the understanding of Europe—its issues and its people—by combining the proficiency in one or more of the main languages spoken in this region with a solid interdisciplinary background in history, geography, politics, economics, literature and culture.

An integral part of the program is the study abroad in Europe, usually at one of the Middlebury C.V. Starr Schools Abroad in France, Germany, Italy, or Spain.

As an EUS major you will be exposed to an interdisciplinary understanding of issues related to Europe and its constituent countries. Through coursework at Middlebury and at the Study Abroad Program of your choice you will achieve a high level of linguistic and cultural competence. While spending a semester or a year in one of our Programs in Europe you will take advantage of the opportunity to enroll in courses along with French, German, Italian or Spanish natives, and to participate in various internship programs. At Middlebury you will take regional courses in various disciplines and participate in seminars on global issues.

Track Director

Rebecca Mitchell

Associate Professor of History

Axinn Center 239
Office Hours:
Spring 2024: Mondays 1:00-2:00PM, Wednesdays 11:00-12:00PM, and by appointment.

Faculty Advisors

There are numerous courses that count toward the IGST major. Beyond the track directors, many faculty are willing to serve as advisors for IGST students or support our majors in other ways.

Master IGST Faculty Advisor List


See general requirements and requirements by track.

Advising Wizard

To assist you in tracking the completion of your requirements, please meet with your advisor to complete and submit the advising wizard for your track.


See courses by track.

Student Theses

See Past Student Theses.