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The Rohatyn Global Scholars program brings select first-year students together to explore, accelerate, and deepen their understanding of complex global issues. It also positions Scholars to appreciate the full range of global educational and professional opportunities that a Middlebury experience offers.

Through a series of interactive events, RGS helps foster self-discovery, social engagement, and critical inquiry into global challenges and opportunities. In the process, it shapes Scholars’ understanding of the world and equips them with a global mindset that will enhance whatever majors they may ultimately declare.

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  • belonging to a select community of engaged learners
  • acquiring a global mindset prior to declaring a major
  • learning about and engaging with complex global issues
  • developing skills, academic interests, and professional foundations 
  • leveraging knowledge into academic and professional opportunities
  • becoming certified as a Rohatyn Global Scholar

Yes, if you are interested in…

  • a range of global issues
  • social, racial, and environmental justice at home and abroad
  • how societies, cultures, and global politics help create and solve global issues
  • solutions to global challenges that your generation cares about
  • taking your Middlebury education as far as it can go

Yes, if you want to…

  • make sense of a complex world
  • learn about diverse global/international academic and career paths
  • acquire effective communication skills
  • enhance your critical thinking abilities
  • converse with experts who dedicate their professional lives to solving specific global issues
  • learn to approach global problems with a solutionist mindset
  • be part of an inclusive, inspiring, and fun community
  • Rohatyn Global Fellows for Middlebury sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • graduate courses at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) while at Middlebury College
  • study away at MIIS with the possibility of enrolling in a fast-track master’s degree
  • paid research assistantships (MIIS, RCGA, CNS)
  • paid internships on and off campus (RGGA: help organize small student group discussions, social gatherings, and receptions with visitors/faculty for the RGS program)
  • peer mentoring incoming First Year Scholars on a voluntary basis
  • participation in the Student Spring Symposium


Applications for the Rohatyn Global Scholars program will be open in early September. Please submit your name and email here to be notified.

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Through a commitment to immersive learning, we prepare students to lead engaged, consequential, and creative lives, contribute to their communities, and address the world’s most challenging problems.

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