The Middlebury Initiative

Liberal Arts // Global Action

Creating the Global Liberal Arts College

How do we build on the strength of the liberal arts to prepare our graduates to be effective in a changing world?
That’s the question that drove our success in Middlebury’s largest fundraising effort ever.

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Priorities—and Results

With 40 new faculty positions and 140 new endowed scholarships, as well as the addition of two Posse Scholar cities, Middlebury students and faculty have more opportunities for learning and engagement.

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Engaged Citizens

To develop a global citizen, start with a foundation in the liberal arts: exceptional faculty, a diverse community, and strong academic programs. Meet three alumni and a current student who are putting their Middlebury education to work in amazing ways.

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Our Global Footprint

Liberal arts. Global action. It means you take what you learn here and use it effectively in the world. The acquisition of Monterey, the addition of two Language Schools and 26 Schools Abroad sites, and our commitment to sustainability are what make Middlebury a global institution with the liberal arts at its core.

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Hands-on Learning

The Middlebury Initiative helped generate a number of programs that expand our ideas about how learning happens—from the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program and the digital liberal arts initiative to the integrated degree option at Monterey and increased internship opportunities.

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Special Recognitions

The Middlebury Initiative generated more than 127,000 gifts. Learn more about five unusual gifts that reflect something special about Middlebury and our supporters.

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