For Middlebury Institute students, the January Term (J-term) offers the opportunity to put theories and lessons to the test in courses offered in five different countries, work on directed study projects at home or abroad, or get ahead by taking intensive subject matter classes on campus.
“The connections you make in the field are incredible” says Middlebury Institute student Charlotte Grant, who is fulfilling her degree program’s practicum requirement working with Save the Children in Laos.
Three recent graduates of the Middlebury Institute were chosen out of 600 applicants to serve as Catholic Relief Services Fellows in the Philippines, Malawi and Liberia. The fellowships offer paths to permanent positions.
“I never dreamed of living in Paris, but I really love it,” says Middlebury Institute student Julia Kelley, who is completing the practicum requirement for her international education management degree at the Middlebury School in Paris, France.
Providing a lens into rewarding summer experiences, six students shared images from their adventures gaining valuable professional experience in Thailand, Costa Rica, Minnesota, China, South Korea and Brazil by taking over the Middlebury Institute’s Instagram feed.
Middlebury Institute students had the opportunity to travel to Bhutan over spring break to experience first hand the Himalayan nation’s rich culture and commitment to a political philosophy based on “Gross National Happiness.”
Middlebury Institute student Julia Kelley recounts her unforgettable experience learning about transitional justice and vulnerable populations during a winter term course in Chile led by Professor Jan Black.