Learn to speak Korean—but also learn about Korean literature, history, politics, art, film, music, food, and dance—because culture is integral to language.

Spend a summer at the Korean Language School and you’ll experience the single most effective method for rapid language acquisition: a total immersion environment with the Language Pledge®—a promise to read, write, listen, and speak only in your language of study.

Korean Program Overview

Our 8-week immersion program is for all levels of students who want to learn or improve Korean language and cultural proficiency as rapidly as possible. A summer in the School of Korean opens doors to the diverse aspects of language and culture in relation with the world, and helps students to prepare for their anticipated future of Korean language study, research, and any interrelated endeavors.

Live in Language

Inside the Korean classrooms, the Language Pledge creates a solid foundation and helps students learn all day and every day, in a formal, structured setting.

Outside the classroom, students participate in organized cocurricular activities—including soccer and volleyball, cooking, Korean drum dance, k-pop song and dance, and calligraphy and painting—designed to help enhance language skills while developing cultural proficiency. There are open lectures on Korean literature, films, and North Korea, and other social activities, including traditional and contemporary performing concerts in the evening. Students eat all meals with their Korean professors and fellow students, all in language.


Thanks to the support of generous donors (including Language Schools alumni) and Middlebury’s commitment to provide an opportunity for as many students as possible, we are pleased to offer need-based financial aid and merit-based fellowships and scholarships.

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