Through daily, weekly, and month-long challenges, students gain experience that make them well rounded leaders of tomorrow. 

The Winter Program is only open to Middlebury Undergraduates and takes place during Winter Term (J-Term). Applications for Winter Term 2020 is closed.

The Winter Immersion class meets 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a few mandatory evening activities and/or group dinners every week. Although it is a Pass/Fail course, passing the course requires 95% attendance (i.e., you may miss one class for sickness or other excused absence) and 110% effort. MiddCORE is a full-time commitment so if you have significant obligations during Winter Term, please consider applying for MiddCORE’s Summer Immersion Program.

Frequently Asked Questions


All students who apply will receive an email notifying them of our admissions decision by 8 p.m. on Sunday, November, 3rd. J-Term registration begins Monday, Oct. 1st. If you apply and are accepted, you will also need to register during J-Term registration.


No. J-Term MiddCORE costs are covered by your Middlebury College tuition payment.


A limited amount of financial aid is available to students who might otherwise be unable to enroll due to work-study or other financial obligations. Indicate on your application that you are interested in receiving information about financial aid, or email

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