Students can apply to attend a Middlebury graduate program for only one 6-week summer, also called the non-degree graduate option.
Students typically enroll for just one summer for personal, professional, or academic reasons. Often times, these students already have a master’s degree, but enjoy the summer with Middlebury Language Schools so much that they decide to enroll in additional Middlebury summers and complete their degree.
For the Spanish Master’s, the option to spend one 6-week summer in Buenos Aires, Argentina is also open to master’s and doctoral students in Spanish enrolled in other accredited universities.
Mercedes Girona, Spanish non-degree graduate student
“I am so grateful to Middlebury’s program Buenos Aires for inviting me to spend the summer with them as a non-degree student. The classes I took, people I met, and experiences I had will stay with me forever.
Rigorous academics about Argentine culture and history combined with incredible experiences inside and outside the city make this program so special! We learned about Tango in classes and then went to see Tango shows on the weekends; We learned about the last military dictatorship and then saw its lasting impact on the city through landmarks and exhibits. The professors and staff are incredibly warm and knowledgeable, and the city is beautiful and alive.
I would not have felt so connected to Buenos Aires if it had not been for the generosity and philosophy of the Middlebury program.”
Marta Lasota, Spanish non-degree graduate student
“Studying abroad with Middlebury in Buenos Aires was an incredibly special educational experience. Simply put, an absolute pleasure! I cannot emphasize enough how much this summer immersion experience improved my Spanish and boosted my confidence in the language. Even though I joined the group as a non-degree MA student, I was embraced with open arms by the close cohort of Middlebury students and by all the wonderful and brilliant professors in Buenos Aires.
The program provided so many different avenues for learning: from coursework and historical tours through downtown to museum visits and a day-long excursion to the countryside. Academically, this program not only helped me build the necessary language experience to successfully apply to Ph.D. programs in Comparative Literature, but it also inspired my research and gave me a newfound love of Argentine culture.
One of my favorite parts of the program was also the option to stay with a host family. They were so welcoming and lovely and helped me to have ‘the local experience’ during my time in Buenos Aires. My six weeks with Middlebury in Argentina were rich and unforgettable, full of new friendships and lifelong connections. If I had the chance, I would do it all over again!”