Middlebury College Reviews
The Middlebury College School in Paris is one of the best investments one can make if a career in teaching or translation is sought. The intensive preparatory summer program on the Vermont Campus is excellent. Your grammar and conversational skills will increase and you will perfect your pronunciation. The experience in Paris is a full immersion. The opportunities to take courses at a variety of French institutions gives you an insider's perspective on the culture. Middlebury also opens doors for you. When seeking employment or admission to a PhD program recruiters and admissions officials understand what a Middlebury education means. It is simply the best language training program in the country.
I learned a great deal from my time at Midd. I especially would like to shout out the Education department, it is small but mighty. There are professors in that department that believe that ALL students deserve access to strong, inclusive education, and that was aligned with my vision of what education could and should be. It also provided me with the space to think about how to best approach my career as a an educator. I got to grapple with concepts like inclusivity, disability, race, and class.. and think about how these would play out within my own future little classroom community. What would I do to make all students feel seen and heard? What would I do to provide all students with thoughtful ways of engaging with one another no matter where they were coming from perspective-wise? This time to think through what my classroom would feel like philosophically was greatly useful when I approached the classroom on my own.
Middlebury is an amazing school with excellent professors and extracurricular activities. I think the career services could be better and I would have greatly appreciated some financial classes earlier on that would have better prepared me to pay back my loans.
I attended and graduated from Middlebury College. I was there many years ago and I've gone on to a productive and successful career as an actor and most particularly as a film producer (I'm still active, currently producing a documentary directed by a 2-time Oscar winner). Middlebury was and is an excellent institution and it has certain strengths - language studies and the summertime Breadloaf School - that are among the finest anywhere. However, for undergraduates with my interests - film, theatre, entertainment - the curriculum is underdeveloped. The teaching staff may have improved but the courses are still limited and there is little interaction with professional filmmakers. I hope that the school will develop a program utilizing their graduates who are in the film business and draw more professional participation into the curriculum. Middlebury is rather isolated in Vermont and it's a bastion of liberal and progressive social ideals. This was suitable for me since I am of the same bent, however, if you are more conservative in your political views you might consider other schools where ideological diversity is prevalent. The most outstanding aspects of my experience there were the people. Both teachers and students were warm and genuine, I formed long-lasting friendships with both teachers and students. There is a sense of community at the college tat proceeds partly because it's isolated from any major cities but also because it's small enough so that every student feels they have a special place there. In conclusion, I'd say that students interested in language studies and the humanities are well advised to seek a place at Middlebury College, while students of film, screenwriting and entertainment in general might want to look elsewhere.
Middlebury was the best possible place for me and I adored my time there. The school is environmentally conscious and I felt like everyone (professors, staff, administrators) cared about me as a person. I grew so much as both a student learner and as a person while I was there. There's a reason it's as highly ranked as it is, and I don't regret going there even though I left with a lot of debt.
Amazingly beautiful college offers a rich learning experience. Small liberal arts college that is well known for its humanities programs, especially language and literature, but has a strong science department as well. Lots of on campus activities - there's something for everyone!
pro- studying abroad con- nothing!