Independent Projects & Studies

Independent Projects

Undergraduates with advanced preparation and a superior record in their field may register for an independent project (“2500”) abroad. To do so, they should submit a letter from their major department to International Programs at Middlebury when preliminary course selections are made (i.e., not upon arrival at the School Abroad). The letter should indicate the adviser’s (or department’s) readiness to supervise the project and then grade it upon the student’s return to the U.S. Please note: An incomplete (INC) will appear on the student’s record until Middlebury receives a grade from the adviser at the home institution. The grade must be submitted by the beginning of the next semester.

Independent Studies (supervised on-site)

Undergraduates with advanced preparation and a superior record in their field may be able to enroll in an Independent Study under the supervision of a faculty member on-site. To do so, they should submit a letter of support from their academic adviser to International Programs at Middlebury when preliminary course selections are made (i.e., not upon arrival at the School Abroad). Every effort will be made to find an appropriate on-site adviser for the student, but it is not always possible. Fees incurred will normally be covered up to the number of hours required for one unit of credit. The program does not cover the cost of work that is not pre-approved for credit by the student’s adviser or department chair.  Not all U.S. institutions grant academic credit for independent studies.  Students interested in pursuing this option must confirm with their home institution that they are eligible to receive credit for an independent study prior to arriving in-country.

Student Excursion, Burgos, Spain

Student Excursion, Burgos, Spain

 

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