Student Information

Academy Eligibility Guidelines

Students who are current 7-12 graders and will be aged 13-18 during the program are eligible to attend any of the summer residential language Academies in the United States. 

Students who are currently in grades 9-12 and will be aged 15-18 during the program are eligible to attend any of the summer residential language Academies outside the United States. 

All students must complete a full application, including an essay outlining motivations for attending the Academy prior to being considered for acceptance to the Academy.

Students of all language abilities are welcome to apply to our Academies in the United States.  To attend a program outside of the United States, students must have completed at least one year of high school level language study prior to the start of the Academy. 

Students who will be 18 years old during the Academy session, please noteThe Academy serves a wide age range of students, and except for a slightly later evening curfew and independent afternoon “town privileges” reserved for older students, all students follow the same schedule and participate in the same programming, regardless of age.

All students are expected to adhere to the same student code of conduct expectations, even those who are legally “of age.” Additionally, in compliance with federal laws, eighteen year old students will be required to sign a Release of Information document granting MMLA staff permission to speak with the student’s parent or legal guardian regarding academic, health, discipline or other concerns. Eighteen-year-old students who are extraordinarily independent and mature are eligible for, and may be better served, by attending the Middlebury College Summer Language School.

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Travel Information

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Preferred Airports and Train Stations

MMLA Campus

Airport

Distance to Campus

Train Station

Distance to Campus

Lodging

Green Mountain College

Albany International (ALB)

2 hours

Castleton, VT Amtrak Station

15 minutes

Green Mountain College Website

St. Michael's College

Burlington International (BTV)

15 minutes

Essex, VT Amtrak Station

15 minutes

St. Michael's College Website

Shuttle Service

Complimentary shuttle service will be available between each MMLA campus and the preferred airport or train station on Arrival and Departure Days. Students will be met in the baggage claim area on Arrival Day, and will be taken to their gate security check point on Departure Day. Official Unaccompanied Minors will be met at arrival gate and escorted through security to departure gate. To make your shuttle reservation, submit your arrival and/or departure details in the Travel Information online form.

Minors Traveling Alone

If your child will be traveling alone, please consult your transportation service (airline or train) on its Unaccompanied Minor (UM) policy. Passengers aged 16 and younger are often required to use the carrier’s UM service which provides your child with an escort from the trip’s beginning to its end. To use the service, parents must notify the airline in advance and complete the appropriate paperwork. MMLA staff will be prepared to escort each officially registered UM through security to and from their gate. The MMLA authorization contact for Unaccompanied Minors is: Program Representative, Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy, 23 Pond Lane, Middlebury, VT 05753. To be sure we are prepared for your UM and are in compliance with any specific UM procedures, please submit your UM requirements in the Travel Information online form. An MMLA representative will contact you to confirm travel arrangements.

Arrival Day

Registration on campus opens at 1:00 pm. Refreshments and the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff will be available. Orientation for families will be offered at 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm. Tours of the campus will be available by the host campus. Registration ends at 5:00 pm. Parents, guardians, families, and friends are asked to depart campus by 5:00 pm.

Arrival: Travel by Car

If travelling by car, please consult your MMLA host campus website for driving directions. At a later date, we will provide you with specific unloading and parking information. Student check-in will be in the main orientation area.

Campus Driving Directions:

Green Mountain College
St. Michael's College

Arrival: Travel by Air or Train

If travelling by airline or train, it is preferred that students arrive at the airport or train station in the late morning or early afternoon so that there is time allowed for transportation to campus, Academy check in activities, and dorm room set up before dinner. We recognize that some flights may arrive earlier or later, which we will accommodate as best as we can. Please submit accurate travel details and Parent/Guardian contact info in your online Travel Information form.

Arrival: Airport Procedures for Students

  1. Upon arrival, proceed to the main baggage claim area.
  2. A registered Unaccompanied Minor (see above requirements) must wait at the arrival gate for an MMLA staff member to escort you to baggage claim.
  3. In the baggage claim area, locate and check in with the MMLA staff member wearing a Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy shirt. If you are unable to find an MMLA staff member, contact the MMLA Administrative Office immediately at 802-443-2900.
  4. Collect all of your bags. If something is missing, please notify your MMLA staff member for assistance.
  5. Wait in the baggage claim area until all students on the schedule have checked in. Do not leave the baggage claim area!
  6. The MMLA staff member will escort the student or group of students to the authorized MMLA shuttle vehicle for transportation to campus.
  7. Call your Parent/Guardian to let them know you have arrived.

Arrival: Train Procedures for Students

  • Students arriving by train will be met on their train’s arrival platform by an MMLA staff member.  
  • Students should locate the staff member, who will be wearing a Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy shirt.

Departure Day

All students must check out by 12:00 noon. Room packing and clean up, farewells, and conversations with faculty and staff are scheduled for the morning.

Departure: Travel by Car

If travelling by car, please submit the name of the adult authorized to pick up your child from campus in the Travel Information online form. At a later date, we will provide you with specific loading and parking information.

Departure: Travel by Air or Train

If travelling by MMLA shuttle to the airport or train station, it is preferred that students depart campus after 9:00 am, with time allowed for room packing and clean up, breakfast, and transportation to the airport/station. We recognize that some flights may leave earlier or later, which we will accommodate as best as we can. Please submit accurate travel details and Parent/Guardian contact info in your online Travel Information form.

Departure: Airport or Train Station Procedures for Students

  1. Meet at the scheduled time and place on campus for transportation to the airport/train station in an authorized MMLA shuttle vehicle.
  2. An MMLA staff member will escort student into the airport/station and assist with ticketing, check in, and baggage services.
  3. Students must be prepared to pay for any baggage fees.
  4. An MMLA staff member will make sure each student knows where their gate is and makes it through security screening.
  5. Registered Unaccompanied Minors (see above requirements) will be escorted by an MMLA staff member through security screening to the gate.
  6. MMLA staff will wait at the gate (for UM passengers) or in the airport until each student’s airplane has left the ground or their train as left the station.

Departure: Flight Delays

If a flight is delayed, an MMLA staff member will contact the student’s Parent/Guardian and the campus manager to discuss options. MMLA staff will assist with making arrangements as required, and will stay with delayed students in the airport until they have safely departed. Students must be prepared to pay for any fees for associated with flight changes.


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