Middlebury Schools Abroad
Academic rigor, deep involvement in another culture, and the freedom to explore on their own terms: these are the attributes that appeal to students who enroll in Middlebury Schools Abroad program.
About Middlebury Schools Abroad
In 16 countries and 38 cities around the world, Middlebury Schools Abroad offer graduate-level programs for students from Middlebury College’s Language Schools and the Monterey Institute of International Studies in addition to offering academic programs for undergraduates from many institutions.
What You Will Gain
Middlebury Schools Abroad can provide Monterey Institute students with opportunities to earn credit towards their degrees while significantly enhancing the international dimension of their educational experience. Students will build on their already-existing global contacts, establish new ones, deepen their understanding of a particular subject area, and enhance their language skills.
There are three general ways Monterey Institute students may take advantage of the Schools Abroad, either during a regular academic semester or, in the case of internships, over a summer:
Through the networks that Middlebury has established, Monterey Institute students may be able to participate in semester internships, an internship alongside other coursework, or a stand-alone shorter-term internship. Internship opportunities will need to be identified and developed collaboratively with the appropriate Middlebury Schools Abroad director, the Monterey Institute student, and the CACS advisor.
Students are eligible to earn up to 12 units of language credit by studying through a Middlebury School Abroad for a semester. The format for this language study will vary, depending on the student’s language level. In some cases, students will take courses in the regular Middlebury program, and in others, Middlebury’s Schools Abroad directors and staff will arrange for more customized language courses.
Through the partnerships that Middlebury has with over 50 universities abroad, Monterey Institute students are able to enroll in partner universities during the academic year. Monterey Institute students are thus able to significantly expand the overall curriculum available to them, including coursework that is not available in Monterey.
Students may also be interested in combining some of the three elements above, by, for example, engaging in a combination of language training and internship, or coursework and internship. The appropriate combination will be worked out through coordination between the Monterey Institute student’s advisor and staff in the Middlebury International Programs office.
**(Please note that not all of the opportunities listed above are currently available at every site where Middlebury has a program, as some new opportunities will need to be developed in response to student demand and preferences.)
How to Apply
Interested students should contact their Career and Academic Advisor to discuss incorporating a semester with Schools Abroad. You may also wish to discuss your options with Jen Holguin, the study abroad advisor in the Center for Advising & Career Services.
Students can begin an application at www.middlebury.edu/sa/applying. At the bottom of the page, you will see a link that reads, "Begin your application by selecting a program here." Find your program, click "Apply Now", and click the button indicating you are a Monterey student to access the internal application. The entire application process is online.
In addition to an essay and passport copy, there are a few materials required to complete the application:
- Language evaluation--to be completed by the program coordinator of your language department
- Major advisor approval--to be completed by your CACS advisor
Working with your advisor, you will request pre-approval for transfer of your language courses from Professor Naoko Matsuo and from Assistant Dean Toni Thomas regarding credit approval of degree-specific courses and electives.
Interested students should apply to study/intern at Middlebury’s Schools Abroad by March 15th for Fall programs and October 1st for Spring programs.
When Monterey Institute students are taking part in the full Schools Abroad program over the course of a semester, they will be charged the same tuition as Middlebury students, including the study abroad fee, as indicated on the Program Fees web page for each school. Monterey Institute students will pay the Middlebury tuition to the Monterey Institute. Living costs are not included - an estimated out-of-pocket cost estimator is available on each school's Program Fees web page. Costs for students who will be less than full time status will be similar to per-credit charges at the Monterey Institute. If at least six credits from the semester abroad will count toward the student's degree, the student may receive financial aid from the Monterey Institute's Office of Student Financial Planning.
Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Tucumán
Belo Horizonte, Florianópolis, Niterói
Concepción, La Serena,
Santiago,Temuco, Valdivia, Valparaíso
Beijing, Hangzhou, Kunming
Bordeaux, Paris, Poitiers
Ferrara, Florence, Rome
Irkutsk, Moscow, Yaroslavl
Córdoba, Getafe, Logroño, Madrid