These learning tracks are called Institutes. Each Institute is unique and built around a single focus area.
In a typical year, all the Institutes are residential! You live on a college campus and have access to all the resources the college provides (including state-of-the-art labs and studios). Of course, this past year has been anything but typical. 2020 saw the advent of GIV’s online Immersions, which capture the same inspiring and interactive spirit, just from your own home! This format will continue for 2021’s summer programming. Whether an in-person Institute or an online Immersion, all of GIV’s programs are hands-on, intense bursts of learning and fun!
You and your new friends (who share your interest to explore topics in-depth with leading professionals in the field) have a chance to try something new, make lasting memories, and learn more than you could ever imagine.
Being nominated to attend the Governor’s Institutes is a great honor for your young person. As Vermont’s own accelerated enrichment program, GIV is designed to give Vermont’s brightest young stars a truly world-class experience with in-depth resources and top-notch professional mentoring.Learn More
Give Vermont’s young people empowering learning opportunities on college campuses by donating to the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont today. Your tax-deductible gift will go towards helping young learners from less privileged families join GIV regardless of their ability to pay tuition.Donate Today
GIV provides a “once in a lifetime”opportunity for students from all walks of life (regardless of their ability to pay for tuition or not).
If you are a high school student in Vermont, the real question becomes: with so much to gain, why wouldn’t you attend GIV?
“ GIV was the best educational experience I’ve ever had.”
“ This was one of the best things I have ever done with my summer.”
“ It was amazing how many brilliant like-minded people surrounded me. There was never a dull moment and I was never in a room that didn’t contain at least a half a dozen friends.”
“ My attendance resulted in the most enjoyable, informative, and enlightening two weeks of my life.”