These learning tracks are called Institutes. Each Institute is unique and built around a single focus area.
All the Institutes are residential! So you live on a college campus and have access to all the resources the college provides (including state-of-the-art labs and studios). They’re all 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.”