The Middlebury School of the Environment
The Middlebury School of the Environment is a six-week, three-credit summer program combining interdisciplinary Environmental Studies coursework with leadership training for undergraduate students.
The Middlebury School of the Environment is a six-week, three-credit summer program combining interdisciplinary Environmental Studies coursework with leadership training for undergraduate students. For the last four years, the program has operated successfully on the Middlebury College campus in Vermont, and this summer, for the first time, it will be held in China’s most biologically and ethnically diverse province, Yunnan.
Students will carry out coursework and fieldwork both in Kunming (the site of Middlebury’s established semester-long program) and Dali, at the foothills of the Himalayas. Courses will be taught in English and Chinese language skills are not required, but all students who have not yet studied the language will enroll in a Survival Chinese course. The program will also focus on developing intercultural capacity and international environmental leadership skills, and students will learn from environmental leaders and advocates and get hands-on experience working with community-based sustainability initiatives with local NGOs.
The 2018 session will run from , and applications are now open. For information about the curriculum, application process, and financial aid, please visit the website at http://www.middlebury.edu/envi