Designed for students at an advanced level of Spanish, the program structure of the School in Spain gives students the opportunity to perfect their Spanish competency through guided language immersion and facilitated social and cultural integration.
The C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in Africa--based in Yaoundé, Cameroon--affords students true cultural immersion alongside rigorous academic study. Cameroon is often described as 'Africa in miniature' because it exhibits all major climates of the continent. Home to roughly 240 ethnic groups, with as many distinct languages and dialects, diversity abounds. As its economic and political capital, Yaoundé is an ideal place for immersion into Francophone African life. Based at the Université catholique de l’Afrique centrale, with all classes conducted entirely in French, students on the Middlebury program in Cameroon will be able to take courses in several disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
The Brandeis University/Middlebury Program in Israel is the first and only full Hebrew language immersion program in Israel. In addition to Hebrew instruction and content-courses, students have various internship or volunteer opportunities from which to choose. The program location at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev provides an effective and authentic immersion experience.
Today Amman is a prospering modern metropolis filled with ancient ruins, art galleries, and museums. It serves as a hub within the Middle East for commerce and trade. With a tradition of welcoming refugees and immigrants from nearby countries, Amman is a multi-cultural and multi denominational city and one of the most liberal and westernized cities in the region. The School in the Middle East-Jordan is based at the University of Jordan, Jordan’s oldest public 4-year institution of higher education, established in 1962. With a strong emphasis on research, and a rich background in liberal arts, the University of Jordan is an excellent host for students of all academic backgrounds.
Once a small fishing village, Tokyo is now a major international capital of culture, economy and politics. With a population of 12 million, the contrast of Tokyo’s history and modernity can be seen throughout the city and its wards in the fast-paced approach to urban life juxtaposed against its architecture, traditions, and landscape, all of which make it an ideal location for study abroad. Because of the suburban location of the School in Japan—in the Mitaka neighborhood, 30 minutes west of Tokyo—Middlebury students benefit from the advantages and opportunities of Tokyo while living and studying in a campus-like environment.
The Middlebury C.V. Starr School in China, in cooperation with CET Academic Programs, offers immersion opportunities in the language and culture in three distinct locations: Beijing, Hangzhou, and Kunming.
Students have the option of directly enrolling in nine different universities in six distinct locations. Each city--Concepción, La Serena, Santiago, Temuco, Valdivia, and Valparaíso--has its own unique local flavor, and oftentimes its own climate. Students should be prepared for the different educational environment in Chile. Classes are generally large and lecture based with less emphasis placed on class participation. The universities located in the smaller metropolitan areas often have fewer international students and therefore a more authentic Chilean educational experience.
With sites in Ferrara, Florence, and Rome, the Middlebury C.V. Starr School in Italy offers a wide range of environments for academic and cultural immersion.
Founded in 1959, the Middlebury C.V. Starr School in Germany provides students with the opportunity to experience one of two diverse sites. By studying and living alongside their German peers, students have the unique chance to improve their German while choosing courses from the entire academic curriculum.