Engaging your mind with topics of interest—from history and the arts to current events and cooking—is the best way to tap into the motivation you need to succeed.

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Spend a summer at the School of Spanish 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. Each program is open to undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students at other institutions, and professionals.

Spanish Program Options

Choose a program based on your Spanish language proficiency and goals of study.

  • 7-week immersion program for beginner to advanced students who primarily want to improve language proficiency as rapidly as possible.
  • Several graduate programs for students seeking a degree or graduate-level courses in certain content areas.

Live in Language

This powerful combination of classroom study and activities has made the School of Spanish one of the world’s premier language programs. Whether you’re pursuing an advanced degree, getting ready for travel abroad, preparing to teach in the classroom, or advancing your business career, the total immersion environment will help you achieve your language goals.

The School of Spanish is a summer home for some of the foremost teachers, scholars, and artists in the Spanish-speaking world. You’ll learn from our dedicated faculty during four hours of daily classroom instruction.

Then you’ll join them in cocurricular activities designed to help you build new vocabulary while developing cultural fluency—from dancing salsa and cooking paella to competing on the soccer field and hosting your own radio show all in language. For graduate students, our programs provide rigorous graduate instruction in key content areas.

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Why Middlebury Language Schools—Spanish

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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.

You’ll find several options available for both the immersion and graduate programs, as well as funding for specific languages of study.