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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Other Program Options Program Sponsor: Middlebury College
Other Program Option Type: Domestic Program Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term GPA (cumulative): 2.67 Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Major GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Midd. Financial Aid: YES Advisor: Susan Parsons
Subjects Offered: Environmental Studies Recommended Program: YES
Program Description:
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Middlebury California Climate Semester

Spend the winter and spring at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) learning from climate leaders at the graduate level.

Through this program, students have the chance to access the extraordinary resources MIIS has to offer, which features a Master of Arts in International Environmental Policy (IEP), Center for the Blue Economy, and connections with hundreds of environmental and non-governmental organizations. 

In the winter term, students take an intensive course exploring California's cultural and natural history, and its climate issues. In the spring semester, students take a core course, an experiential learning course, and electives within the IEP graduate program.

By studying away at MIIS during their undergraduate career, students may be able to get a head start on a future graduate degree with a semester's worth of graduate credit from the semester away. 

Susan Parsons (Assistant Director, International Programs) is the advisor for this program.  Please feel free to contact her with any questions:

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter and Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission 01/03/2023 05/20/2023
NOTE: NOTE: Please note these dates are tentative and you will receive exact dates closer to the start of the semester in order to make travel arrangements. MIDDLEBURY UNDERGRADUATES must apply by February 1, 2022.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants who apply in the fall or winter will be notified on February 15th of the academic year preceeding study abroad. Applicants whose applicaitons are completed after February 15th (or anytime in the fall, if they are applying to study abroad during the following spring semester) will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline. Some Schools Abroad will fill before the deadline.