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UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 we are only offering this program online during summer 2020. The program is only open to incoming Middlebury Institute of International Studies graduate students. If you are an incoming student, please contact your admissions advisor for more details.

The English Preparation for Graduate Studies program provides specific courses to prepare you for the American graduate school classroom. 

Next session: June 29- July 31, 2020

Questions? Fill out this form and we’ll get back to you quickly!


All course work is conducted in English at an advanced level and is based upon authentic materials extracted from newspapers, journals, magazines, broadcasted speeches, and films and videos, or provided by guest speakers. Topics are selected for their relevance to American university life and academic study.

Courses offer extensive practice in the following areas:

  • Academic research and writing

  • Public speaking for academic purposes

  • Reading strategies and vocabulary development

  • Active listening strategies

  • Graduate life skills

Program Dates

Summer 2020

June 29- July 31, 2020

Tuition and Fees

International students must provide evidence of sufficient funds for immigration purposes. The estimated costs below are based on full-time enrollment and are subject to change.

Tuition and Fees $4,500
Health Insurance $742
Housing and Food $3,000
Personal Living Expenses $350
Transportation and other expenses $330
Total estimated cost $8,922


Intensive ESL Tuition and Refund Policy



Please apply online

Incoming Middlebury Institute students should not submit an application but should contact us for more information.