How to Apply

MiddCORE held at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, June 30–July 28, 2018


MiddCORE is for highly motivated college students and recent college graduates who have a desire to build leadership and communication skills while developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Students should be comfortable in collaborative settings and be prepared for 40 hours a week of intensive project-based learning. 

MiddCORE Dates

May 30–June 27, 2020

Application Deadline:

Round 1 November 17, 2019, accepted students save $500
Round 2 February 16, 2020, accepted students save $250
Final Round April 12, 2020 (pending space availability)

Program Cost

Tuition, room, and board $9,500
Because of the fully-immersive nature of the program, students are required to live on campus.


MiddCORE is based at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. Courses are held at the renowned graduate school campus and other locations around the Monterey Bay area. Student housing is at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course, accessible by foot, bike, or public transportation.

College Course Credit

MiddCORE graduates gain first-hand experience of life’s essential skills as well as one Middlebury College course credit (or the equivalent of 3 semester-hour credits). Middlebury College students are encouraged to read the Middlebury College handbook policies on summer study credit and how it affects the 36 credits required to graduate.


In order to apply to MiddCORE, you will be redirected to a Middlebury secure login page and asked to create an account.

There are 2 components to the MiddCORE Summer Program Application

1. Written Application

• Personal Contact and Demographic Information
• Emergency Contact Information (Parent or Guardian)
• Academic and Community Standards Information 
Provide contact information for one reference
• Respond to essay questions with an optional video submission

Essay Question 1: Please provide us with a leader that you admire. What are the exemplary behaviors that they display and how does their leadership style impact others?

Optional Essay: Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

2. One Reference Forms
An email request will go out to your respective references 24 hours after your application is submitted. No application will be considered complete until your recommendation forms have been returned. Out of professional courtesy, please make sure your references are aware that a request is coming from the MiddCORE program.

To continue your application in progress click here.
You will need your email address and password.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Limited financial aid for the summer 2019 program is available according to Middlebury College’s need-based criteria, as funds permit.

Middlebury students on financial aid are eligible for financial aid for the summer program as funds permit.

Non-Middlebury students may apply for scholarship funding by submitting their financial aid award letter from their home institution upon acceptance to the program. They are also encouraged to inquire about funding opportunities at their home institution. 

For International Students

Non-U.S. citizens must have a valid U.S. visa status that allows full-time study during the dates of the MiddCORE program to be eligible to apply. (Please note: Students cannot participate in our program with a tourist visa status (B-1/B-2) or through the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA) because neither allows for full-time study.)

U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents are eligible to attend.

International students who already have F-1 student status from a U.S. college or university that they attend during the academic year may apply to MiddCORE as long as they will maintain their F-1 status throughout the dates of the MiddCORE summer session.

Middlebury College is currently seeking authorization to issue visa documents to be able to bring international students from outside the U.S. to our MiddCORE’s summer program of 2019. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue visa documents for our Summer 2019 program.


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