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Congratulations! Welcome to the GIV Community.

Get ready for your best summer yet!

We are really, really excited for this summer.

We made a quick video to show you how excited we are… press play below check it out!

Accepted Students

If you’re visiting this page, you’ve probably received your acceptance email guiding you to all the information you’ll need to prepare for an amazing time at GIV! All of the forms you need to finalize your application are available in our online application platform; click here to access it! Use the same email and password from when you applied to GIV to finish your forms, and give us a call at (802) 865-4448 if you have any questions.

Please continue to check your email in the coming weeks as you will be sent important information about what to pack and other helpful info from your Program Director soon.

Can your GIV experience contribute to your Personalized Learning Plan? We’ll be posting some helpful information here, so please check back!

Need help aligning GIV with Vermont Graduation proficiencies and competencies? We’ll be posting some helpful information here, so please check back!

Enrollment Forms Are Now Due!

Please log in and complete the following forms…

  • Confirm Attendance
  • Tuition Selection
  • Student Survey
  • Parent/Guardian Authorization

If your summer plans change and you are no longer able to attend GIV, please call us at (802) 865-4448 or email us at [email protected] to let us know as soon as possible. Refunds for tuition payments are available until June 1, 2023.

These forms can all be completed online. Click here to log in to your online account and finish the enrollment process.

If you need any help or are having problems logging into our system, please call us at (802) 865-4448 or email us at [email protected]!

Institute-Specific Documents

Click to find your Institute!

Arts

June 25th – July 9th, 2023 @ Castleton University in Castleton, VT

Click here for an interactive virtual tour of the Castleton Campus!

 

Please review these documents to prepare for your experience at the Arts Institute.

Click Here to View the Arts Institute Welcome Letter

Arts Student Contract

GIA Packing List

Also, find many helpful FAQ insights on the Arts Institute page here.

Engineering

June 25th – July 1st, 2023 @ Norwich University in Northfield, VT

Click here for an interactive virtual tour of the Norwich Campus!

 

Please review these documents to prepare for your experience at the Engineering Institute.

Engineering Institute Schedule

Engineering Packing List

Environmental Science & Technology

July 14th – July 22nd, 2023 @ The University of Vermont in Burlington, VT

Click here for an interactive virtual tour of the UVM Campus!

 

Please review these documents to prepare for your experience at the Environmental Science and Technology Institute.

Environmental Science & Technology Institute Welcome Letter

More coming soon, please check back!

Global Issues & Youth Action

June 25th – July 4th, 2023 @ Landmark College in Putney, VT

Please review these documents to prepare for your experience at the Global Issues & Youth Action Institute.

Global Issues & Youth Action Institute Welcome Letter

More coming soon, please check back!

Health & Medicine

July 9th – July 15th, 2023 @ Vermont State University in Lyndon, VT

(Online Intro June 26th – 29th)

Click here for an interactive virtual tour of the Lyndon Campus!

 

Please review these documents to prepare for your experience at the Health & Medicine Institute.

Health & Medicine Institute Welcome Letter

 

This year’s Governor’s Institute on Health & Medicine (H&M) will include an opportunity for you to earn the Vermont Emergency First Responder (VEFR) certification. This certification is optional. To qualify, you will need to complete several online training sessions offered before the in-person Institute. The dates and times for these requirements are shown in the information sheet attached. To learn more about this credential, we also made this short video to help you decide if certification is for you.

No matter which option you choose, CPR/AED and Stop-the-Bleed certifications are available to everyone. There are also a variety of health exploration workshops for you to choose from during the Institute. Please fill out this form to tell us what you’re interested in, and we will personalize your schedule.

In the coming weeks:

  • If you have any general questions, please contact [email protected] and we’ll get right back to you.
  • You can also contact Nicole LaPointe, Program Director with specific questions or concerns at 802-748-2506, or email her: [email protected].
  • Near the end of May, you will receive a packet of forms and important information in the mail. Please watch for this packet and respond as soon as you can.

In the meantime, keep your eyes on your mailbox for a fun H&M postcard and we will be back in touch via email as we get closer to the Institute!

 

Finally, after your experience with GIV, we hope you continue to make use of the incredible opportunities presented by AHEC, especially the 2023-2024 HERO Program.

Click here to learn more about the HERO program.

HERO stands for Health Exploration Resources and Opportunities, and is a no-cost, four-month, 1-to-1 online mentoring program that pairs high school students with volunteer medical students trained in mentoring and STEM education. Students in the HERO Mentoring Program engage with their mentors in ten enrichment modules: one focused on health career exploration, one focused on goal setting, and eight modules focused on human biology and health science. These sessions are scheduled once per week, at a time that works best for the student and mentor, from October to January.

This year, the program is open to all 9th through 12th graders residing in Caledonia, Essex, Franklin, Lamoille, Orleans, Orange, Washington, and Chittenden Counties. HERO applications open in August 2023. Application for the HERO Mentoring program is competitive, and based on participants’ demonstrated interest in health and medicine and commitment to the full duration of the program. There are no academic prerequisites, and no prior knowledge or experience is required.

AHEC are also hosting a HERO Stakeholder Q&A Session if you would like to learn more on Friday, May 19th at 12:30PM EST on Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83488756955

Kenneth I. Gross and Tony Trono Mathematical Sciences Institute

July 9th – July 14th, 2023 @ The University of Vermont in Burlington, VT

Click here for an interactive virtual tour of the UVM Campus!

 

Please review these documents to prepare for your experience at the Mathematical Sciences Institute.

Mathematical Sciences Packing List

 

Mathematical Sciences Daily Schedule Example:

7:00 – 8:30: Breakfast

8:45–9:35: Presenter/activity

9:45–10:35: Presenter / activity

10:45–11:35: Presenter / Activity

— Lunch —

12:45–2:00: Presenter /Activity

2:15–3:30:  Presenter / Activity

–Open Time and  Dinner —

6:30–8:30: RA/Counselor led activities and games

10:00: End of Day

Technology & Design

June 24th – July 2nd, 2023 @ Champlain College in Burlington, VT

Click here for an interactive virtual tour of the Champlain College Campus!

 

Please review these documents to prepare for your experience at the Technology & Design Institute.

Technology & Design Institute Welcome Letter

Visit https://www.givtechdesign.net for more info, including the packing list!

 

Tech & Design Daily Schedule Example:

7:30 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Morning Tech Immersion Class
12:00 PM: Lunch and Free Time
1:00 PM: Afternoon Tech Immersion Class
4:30 PM: Choice time
5:30 PM: Dinner
6:30 PM: Guest Speaker Presentations
8:00 PM: Evening Social Activities
11:00 PM: End of Day

What to Expect at GIV

Your time at GIV will be jam-packed with learning. You’ll be working with instructors, professors and professionals who are leaders in their field and who love to share knowledge with young people. Your GIV experience can help you prepare for college, the working world… and beyond!

We bet you’ll make great friends at GIV. You’ll be surrounded by students who share the same interests, passion and motivation. It’s an amazing experience, and one you and your new friends will talk about for years to come!

GIV is all about fun – the fun of learning about a topic you personally care about, the fun of surprise activities, the fun of being surrounded by other people excited about the same ideas, and the fun of trying on a college experience ahead of time.

Be warned – it’s pretty hard to come to GIV and not have a great time!

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