The Fundamentals

The guidelines described in this document are intended to outline Middlebury’s study abroad policies, as well as to provide institutional consistency between Middlebury Schools Abroad and the variety of other programs and universities that Middlebury students attend in the parts of the world where Middlebury does not have its own program.  The goal is to ensure that the academic programs at which Middlebury students study are among the best available.

Middlebury endeavors to present an accurate overview of the programs, facilities, and fees of study abroad in this publication. However, Middlebury reserves the right to alter any programs, facilities, fees, policies and/or procedures described in this publication without notice or obligation. This handbook is published on the Middlebury Study Abroad website; any changes after initial publication will be made on the web and such changes shall supersede all prior versions of this handbook.

Mission Statement

Guiding Principles

Types of Programs

Preparing for Study Abroad


Academics Abroad


Resources & Further Information

Mission Statement

International Programs supports Middlebury’s commitment to immersive learning. A student’s study abroad experience should be an integral and coherent part of the academic program at Middlebury, enhancing the on-campus curriculum and supporting a liberal arts education. To achieve these ends, Middlebury students study abroad on academically substantive programs that foster cultural engagement.


Rev August 2021