When Middlebury got the idea to develop a language academy for middle and high school students, they looked just down the road at Green Mountain College to find the perfect place to bring the program to life. Set among the lakes and mountains of central Vermont, Green Mountain College is the longest running of the Academy’s sites and enjoys a very close working affiliation with Middlebury College. With bucolic athletic fields and a collection of classic New England college facilities, the Green Mountain campus is the perfect place for students to build upon their in-class lessons, all while enjoying a safe, fun, and engaging summer in Vermont. Whether you want to learn Chinese, French, or Spanish, it’s the ideal spot to Live, Learn, and Leap into Language and Life.
Poultney, once home to early settlers and Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys, was chartered in 1761 and Green Mountain College was founded in 1834. During its history the college has taught a diverse liberal arts education, now focusing especially on environmental studies and finding itself on the forefront of a sustainability movement. An energetic institution in the most scenic of states, this college has been placed at the top of Sierra’s “Cool School” rankings and recently recognized by the Princeton Review for going environmentally green.