Two five-week sessions:
Session I: May 28th - June 29th
Session II: July 9th - August 8th
Sterling's summer semester includes a full range of courses in ecology, natural history, outdoor education, and environmental humanities, as well as intensive programs in food systems and sustainable agriculture. This isn't old-fashioned summer school, but rather a complete college semester, designed to take advantage of the the abundant summer season in northern Vermont. Summer is the favorite semester of many Sterling students, and students from other colleges and universities are also encouraged to enroll.
Sample Course Offerings
• Rock Climbing Techniques 3 cr
• Farmstead Arts 2 cr
• Literature of the Rural Experience 2 cr
• Wetlands Ecology 3 cr
• Field Ornithology 3 cr
• Intro to Draft Horse Mgmt. 2 cr
• Intro to Tractors and Equip 2 cr
• Livestock Systems Managment I & Grazing Lab 3 cr
• Organic Crop Production I 1 cr
Food Systems Intensive
• Farm-Scale Production of Value-Added Products 2 cr
• Seminar in Food Writing 1 cr
• Seminar in Food Entrepreneurism 1 cr
• Our Farm to Our Table Food Systems 2 cr
Field Study Courses
• Natural History of the Sierra Nevada (Wilderness Program)
• Sustainable Scandinavian Systems (Cultural Program)
If you would like to learn more about Sterling College and the Summer Semester make a request using our online information request form.
How to Apply?
To apply to the Summer Semester please visit our online application page.