Two Langauge students walking and talking in language.

While each of the schools has its own version of a daily schedule, here’s a general idea of how your typical day might flow.

Classroom Learning

After breakfast, you’ll spend anywhere from four to five hours in classroom settings, followed by lunch with your professors and peers. You will live and eat on the Middlebury Campus or Bennington Campus.

Cocurricular Activities

Student holding handmade pizza.

In the afternoons, you put your newly learned language skills to work, participating in cocurricular activities ranging from cooking, calligraphy, and yoga to music, soccer, and hiking. While students are expected and encouraged to participate in the activities of their school, the activities are voluntary.

Lectures and Cultural Events

During the evenings after dinner with classmates and faculty, you might attend a lecture by a visiting scholar or commentator, watch a film, or participate in a cultural celebration relevant to your language and culture of study. Weekends are also times to engage in performances, dances, and other special programming. Students are able to work with the Middlebury Center for Careers and Internships to attend information sessions and learn about career opportunities.

A Typical 24/7 Immersion Day

Time Activity
7:00 a.m. Breakfast with your school, faculty, their families, and guests
Morning Classes
Noon Lunch with your school
Afternoon Co-curricular activities (cooking, dance, soccer…)
6:00 p.m. Dinner with your school
Evening Lectures, film screenings, and tutoring
Weekends Cultural events and celebrations, dances, and special programs