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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.

The application and additional information can be found here.


  • 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…

  • the prospects for peace and prosperity
  • social, racial, and environmental justice at home and abroad
  • how technology is shaping societies, cultures, power, and global politics
  • solutions to global challenges including inequality, climate change, and social justice

Yes, if you want to…

  • make sense of a complex world
  • take your Middlebury education as far as it can go
  • learn about diverse global/international academic and career paths
  • acquire effective communication skills
  • enhance your critical thinking abilities
  • 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
Group of students from the Rohatyn Global Scholars
2022-2023 Rohatyn Global Scholars and Interns

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.

Middlebury Mission Statement

RGS Collage

Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs
Robert A. Jones 59 House
148 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury, VT 05753