Application Deadlines

Final deadlines for complete applications are as follows:

  Fall or Academic Year Spring Summer 
Students from other institutions March 15 October 1 April 1
Middlebury College students February 1 February 1 April 1

We will consider late applications if space is available, provided that visa deadlines (where applicable) can be met. Once the deadline has passed, you will not be able to access the application without first calling our office at 802-443-5745.

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The Application Process

Applicants from other institutions must submit the following:

  • A personal statement
  • Passport copy
  • An official transcript
  • Study abroad advisor approval form
  • One letter of recommendation—for language programs (all but India and the UK), this must be from a recent language professor
  • For India and the UK, two recommendation forms
  • Writing sample in the target language
  • $75 application fee
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General Requirements

Students must have achieved an average of B or better in their major and language courses, and an overall average of B- or better.

All students are expected to enroll in a language course the semester prior to going abroad. If students do not have adequate language preparation, they may be required to attend the appropriate summer Language School prior to enrollment in a Middlebury School Abroad.

Heritage and native speakers may be considered for admission without meeting the formal language requirement upon approval of the director.

There is no language requirement for our Summer Programs.

Program-Specific Requirements

Please see your school of interest for more detailed information.

Argentina

Completion of 2nd year Spanish, plus one content course taught in Spanish            

Brazil

Completion of 2nd year Portuguese

Chile

Completion of 2nd year Spanish, plus one content course taught in Spanish

China

Completion of 2nd year Chinese, a fifth semester is preferred

Cameroon

Completion of 2nd year French, plus one content course taught in French

France

Completion of 2nd year French, plus one content course taught in French

Germany

Completion of two 300-level content courses taught in German. Applicants from outside of Middlebury who have completed two years of German may complete an oral interview to demonstrate their qualifications for the program. This option is not available for Middlebury undergraduates. Applicants with just two years will take a preparatory intensive language course before classes start. Junior standing is also required.

India

No language requirement; university courses are taught in English.

Italy

Florence: Beginner Track: No prior Italian required; students expected to take Italian language courses and adhere to the Language Pledge. Junior standing. Not available to Middlebury students.

Florence: Intermediate Track: Completion of 1st year Italian. Junior standing. Not available to Middlebury students.

All sites: Advanced Track: Completion of 2nd year Italian. Content course taught in Italian strongly recommended. Junior standing.

Japan

Completion of 2nd year Japanese

Jordan

Completion of 2nd year Arabic. (Middlebury students who will be meeting this requirement at the summer Arabic School must complete Level 2.5 or higher. For the spring semester, a fifth semester is strongly preferred.)

Morocco

Completion of 2nd year Arabic. (Middlebury students who will be meeting this requirement at the summer Arabic School must complete Level 2.5 or higher. For the spring semester, a fifth semester is strongly preferred.)

Russia

Completion of 2nd year Russian

Spain

Completion of 2nd year Spanish, plus one content course taught in Spanish

United Kingdom

3.5 GPA required; must be enrolled in an accredited Bachelor's Degree program. No language requirement. (3.0 GPA required for summer Museum Studies.) Please note that this program has limited space and can fill prior to the deadline, so students are advised to complete applications as early as possible.

Uruguay

Completion of 2nd year Spanish, plus one content course taught in Spanish

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