Immersion and Graduate students can apply to outside funding opportunities (including but not limited to the options below).

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship may be used to fund a summer at the Language Schools. Eligible students should apply for FLAS directly to an institution that has received an allocation of FLAS fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education. Although Middlebury is not a FLAS-granting institution, many universities award the FLAS to current as well as incoming students.

A fellowship consists of $5,000 (tuition) and $2,500 (living expenses). If you have been offered a FLAS (total of $7,500), you are eligible to receive supplementary financial aid from Middlebury covering the remaining cost of tuition, room, and board – at any Language School. To qualify for supplementary financial aid, you must be accepted to the Language Schools, your program must meet FLAS requirements, and you must email your FLAS award letter to your Language School Assistant Director for further details.

Boren Fellowship

The Boren Fellowship funds study abroad by U.S. graduate students in exchange for one year of federal government employment or service. Boren Fellows going abroad in the fall on a non-Middlebury program may be eligible to use part of their award toward summer study at the Middlebury Language Schools – at any level of study.

Applicants to a Middlebury MA program with an abroad option may consider applying for a Boren Fellowship to fund their academic-year abroad (as well as summer study prior to departure). Visit the website for preferred countries and languages.


Oliver Carling
Assistant Director, Kathryn W. Davis School of Russian
(802) 443-2006