| by Catherine Pierattini

Spring 2021, Students

Dear Students,

I am writing to inform you that, unfortunately, Middlebury has made the difficult decision to cancel the Summer Studies in Oxford program for summer 2021. We were hopeful that the situation would have improved enough to support a study abroad program this year, but given the recent spike in cases, the uncertainty around the new variant, and the current lockdown in the UK, we will not send students to Oxford yet.

I know that this will be a disappointment to you, especially if this is not your first cancellation. If you are a student from outside Middlebury College, we will be in touch about refunding your application fee. We are exploring the possibility of offering the summer program in 2022, and if we do run it, I will be happy to move many of your application materials over from this year.

I am very sorry that your study abroad plans have had to change, for many of you a second or even a third time. I greatly appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time.  If there is anything I can do to be of assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Best wishes,


Catherine Pierattini

Assistant Director of University Relations

Coordinator of Special Programs