Choose to study for a summer at our Vermont, Oxford, or New Mexico campuses.
Each summer, discover new worlds at one of our three distinct campus locations. Students can attend any campus, and can attend different campuses in different summers. All degree candidates must study in Vermont for at least one summer.
New Mexico Campus Temporarily Closed for Renovations
The St. John’s College campus, which houses Bread Loaf in Santa Fe, will be closed for renovations in summers 2021 and 2022. We will therefore not be offering our program in New Mexico this summer. Students may instead enroll at our Vermont or Oxford campuses, or register for our remote Advanced Writing Tutorial option.
Bread Loaf/Vermont, the main campus, is located in the Green Mountain National Forest, near Middlebury College.
The program enrolls about 260 students and offers our broadest curriculum. Home to the Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble and a full-scale letterpress operation, the campus integrates opportunities to learn from actors and on-site master printers. Activities include Friday workshops and film nights headed by faculty, outdoor excursions, dances, live music and sports, and readings and panels.
Students have access to the Middlebury College campus and its resources.
Based at Lincoln College and centrally located within the city and University of Oxford, Bread Loaf/Oxford enrolls approximately 75 students.
The curriculum consists of one double-credit course requiring extensive independent research, as well as seminars and one-on-one tutorials for collective and individual work. Students have access to the Bodleian Library, the finest research library in the world.
Activities include lectures by renowned Oxford faculty, class and school excursions to London and Stratford theaters, and trips to nearby country houses and museums.
Bread Loaf/New Mexico
Housed at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, Bread Loaf/New Mexico has a student population of about 65, making for a tight-knit and inspired campus community.
Panels on writing and research, and workshops on publication, PhD programs, and job applications provide a valuable overview of the graduate study world. The Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble brings texts to life in classes, and students can explore the tri-cultural environment and enjoy field trips to the open-air Santa Fe opera, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Tent Rocks and Bandelier National Monuments, and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, among other sites.
At all Bread Loaf locations, most students live and eat on campus. All students have access to the Middlebury College library system, as well as the library of the host campus. The majority of rooms on the U.S. campuses are doubles, and Lincoln College provides singles with en suite bathrooms. Bread Loaf is family friendly, but students who bring families to a U.S. campus or who wish to live off campus at any site must make their own arrangements. Some family housing is available at Lincoln College.