At this time the Middlebury Language Schools plan to run all programs in-person on the Middlebury and Bennington, Vermont campuses. We will continue to review all relevant health information and recommendations. In the event that we cannot run in-person, our programs will be conducted online.
We will keep students updated by email as we move forward. Please check your inbox regularly. For the most current communications, please see the Language Schools’ Summer 2022 Updates website. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube as well as log in to a virtual admissions webinar.
Please contact the Assistant Director of your particular School by email.
Our anticipated program dates, campus locations and program models are currently listed on each of the School’s web pages for Summer 2022.
Q If I am accepted to the Middlebury Language Schools, when do I have to submit my deposit to confirm my attendance?
The final date to submit your deposit to enroll for Summer 2022 is June 1. Please note, programs or levels may close before the deadline as space is limited. We have a waitlist for Abenaki, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian.
To pay your $400 deposit and confirm your enrollment, please log in to the Applicant Dashboard, click ‘View Your Decision’ and then click ‘Reply to Offer.’ Please deposit as soon as you know that you can attend, as Schools and levels will fill up.
If you require funding from Middlebury in order to attend, you may wait for a financial aid or fellowship decision before submitting the deposit. If you are able to attend whether or not you receive funding from Middlebury, please submit your deposit as soon as possible to secure your place. Please note that in the spring, some programs or levels will close before all accepted students have received financial aid decisions.
Q If the Language Schools shift to an online format, will my application be automatically transferred?
Yes, if the Language Schools decide to offer 2022 programs online due to the global pandemic, your application will be transferred to the remote format. We will reach out to you to confirm your interest in attending the online program.
All students, faculty, and staff must be vaccinated, unless they have a documented medical or religious exemption. Please see the COVID-19 Essentials Campus Guide.
Please see the Campus Status webpage for the current requirements on campus for Middlebury College as well as a quick guide for Language Schools students at COVID-19 Essentials Campus Guide. These guidelines will continue to be adjusted prior to Summer 2022.
Program dates and/or formats may be adjusted due to COVID-19 safety protocols.
Students are housed in both single and double rooms similar to previous summers. We are unable to inform you of your specific room assignment before you arrive on campus. On your arrival date, you will be able to see your housing assignment and door code.
All students live on campus in residence halls organized by language. Once admitted, students complete an “Enrollment Form” to provide information about study, sleep, and lifestyle preferences in order to be appropriately matched with roommates, hall-mates or suite-mates. We do not guarantee that we can accommodate your specific housing requests.
The Language Schools do not have facilities to accommodate spouses, domestic partners, dependents, friends, or pets.
Scholarships/Fellowships & Financial Aid
Yes, please see the requirements and deadlines for scholarship opportunities for Immersion Students and Graduate Students. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to apply to financial aid and scholarships, you must first submit your Language Schools application, and then you will receive an email with the subject “Middlebury Application & Funding Links” containing the links for applying to these opportunities.
The financial aid office will begin awarding immersion (non-degree) students in January and graduate (MA and DML degree) students in February. Applications are reviewed in the order that they are received, and we recommend applying as early as possible. If you do not receive an update, the financial aid office has not yet reviewed your application.
If your attendance is contingent on a financial aid offer, please do not pay your deposit until you know the results of your financial aid application.
If you receive financial aid, we will ask you to enroll within two weeks from when you receive the award. At that time, a “Reply to Offer” button will be added to your decision letter. To enroll, you will select “Reply to Offer” and “Accept Offer” and then pay your deposit. At the same time, you will need to complete the Enrollment Form on your dashboard. Your enrollment deposit will be applied toward tuition and fees.
By paying the deposit, you are also accepting your financial aid. If your deposit is not received by the two-week deadline, your financial aid will be subject to cancellation and offered to the next student in line.
If you cannot attend for any reason, please contact your School’s Assistant Director, so that your funding can be offered to the next student in line.
MA & DML Students
Q I was planning to apply to the MA abroad option for the academic year (in Russia, France, Spain, Germany, or Italy) or summer (in Argentina or France). Given the uncertainties with COVID, should I still submit my application?
Yes, please submit your application, and we will continue to review all relevant health information and recommendations. If you are applying for financial aid, we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.
You should be prepared for the possibility of taking all courses at the program center (where available), if necessary. The availability of in person internships may vary depending on COVID restrictions.
If you do have questions, please reach out to your Assistant Director.
For information about the DML admissions process and the experience of DML students at a particular Language School, please contact the Assistant Director of the School.
For general information about degree requirements of the traditional DML program, you may contact Tina Ilgner at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the Hebrew DML program, please contact email@example.com.