Find information about upcoming events for international students and scholars along with news and headlines! Scroll down to find information for Middlebury College and the Middlebury Institute as well as ISSS General Announcements.

Middlebury College in Vermont

Upcoming Programming for International Students

Friends of International Students (FIS) Host Program Information Session

  • Do you wish to experience life outside Middlebury College?
  • Would you like to meet people in the local community?

If so, we invite you to discover more about the FIS Host Program. Join us for an upcoming Zoom session to find out how you can connect with a local host during your time at Middlebury.

Returning students: Please check back soon for the dates of our summer information sessions. 

Incoming new students: Our Pre-orientation program for first-year students will include an information session. We look forward to seeing you there!


Off-campus training/employment authorization sessions

No sessions are scheduled at this time.

Important Housing and Selected Academic Calendar Dates

Spring Term
  • May 22, 2024, by noon: Residence halls close, and non-graduating students must be moved out (including those who live with graduating seniors). Students are required to leave campus within 24, hours of their last final and no later than noon on May 22. 
  • May 26, 2024, by 11 p.m.: Graduating seniors must be moved out.

Break Housing
  • The residence halls stay open for Thanksgiving, February and Spring breaks, and students staying will be asked to complete the break form. No approval is needed to stay for these breaks, but students must sign up to stay on campus. Thanksgiving break registration will be available in late October.
  • Winter recess housing will be limited, and an application will be available later in the semester. You must be approved to stay over the winter break, and there are no dining services available. 
  • Facilities and Residential Life staff may enter rooms during breaks to conduct safety checks, perform work needed, and ensure the building is closed appropriately. 


Middlebury Institute in California

Upcoming Programming 

Off-campus training/employment authorization sessions
  • For F-1 students:

    No sessions are scheduled at this time.

  • For J-1 Students:
    • Academic Training Information Session (for off-campus employment authorization) 

      No sessions are scheduled at this time.

      Note: J-1 students need ISSS authorization to work on campus. Email ISSS before working.

General Announcements

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) & International Programs and Off-Campus Study (IPOCS) represented Middlebury well at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators-Region XI Conference held in Manchester, NH from Oct. 18-20, 2022. See highlights below. 

1. As NAFSA Region XI Chair for 2022, Assistant Director of ISSS Christy Fry oversaw the first in-person regional conference for international educators in New England since fall 2019. With 276 attendees (42% were first-time participants), it was a resounding success! Two pre-conference workshops and more than 45 sessions and events took place over the three days. Christy led the 22-person regional team in offering an engaging conference that provided opportunities for professional development, networking, plus social and self-care events. Two of three regional awardees were from Middlebury! (See the PIE News post about the conference and see below for photos.)

2. Data Systems, Engagement & Operations Manager Loren Scott was recognized with the Rising Professional Award for his engagement in and contributions to the field of international education, which range from offering conference sessions at the regional and national level, being selected as a RISE Fellow and NAFSA Academy participant, providing input to articles, webinars, and trainings for Peace Corps and other organizations, assisting at a week-long intensive English program for children in Costa Rica, and more.

3. Associate Dean and Director of ISSS Kathy Foley was nominated by colleagues who represent many different institutions and was chosen for the Sally M. Heym Award. This recognition celebrates the many ways Kathy has elevated her staff, the field, and peers across the region. A leader and mentor who is trusted for her astute and compassionate guidance and support, Kathy joins this select group of 25 leaders in our region who are making (or have made) a difference in international education since the award’s creation in 1996.

4. Middlebury’s Christy Fry and Loren Scott co-led a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Roundtable session. Fifteen participants actively engaged in dialogue and discussion about lived experiences and best practices for making our field and our offices more attentive to DEI principles. The conversation also focused on identifying effective ways within Region XI and NAFSA to operationalize the many ideas generated.

5. Middlebury C.V. Schools Abroad showcased our 37 sites abroad and our 13 language schools at the Exhibit Hall. Assistant Director of University Relations Catherine Pierattini and Director of our School in Puerto Rico Teresa Peña-Jordán met with conference attendees to discuss opportunities for students to participate in our programs.

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