Welcome to the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) 

Eight spectacular 2015 Governor’s Institutes are underway, with four Vermont Institutes kicking off June 20-21 and another four starting shortly afterwards!  Please contact us at 865-4448 if you need more information (accepted students and parents only, please contact your Program Director directly).

If you just found out about Governor’s Institutes and want to participate in the future, be sure to join our mailing list – and visit our site in November to find out what exciting things are in store for winter!


The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont provides prestigious, fun, accelerated learning residencies on college campuses for highly-motivated Vermont teenagers. Eight terrific Governor’s Institutes are taking place in summer 2015: Arts, Engineering, Information Technology and Digital Media, Environmental Science and Technology, Mathematics, Asian Cultures, Current Issues and Youth Activism, and Entrepreneurship.  Click the Institute tabs above for more information on each Institute.

While each Institute is unique, they share some similarities: they’re all residential, so you live on a college campus and have access to all the resources the college provides – from state-of-the-art labs to studios; they’re all hands-on intense bursts of learning and fun, where you and your new friends who share your interests explore topics in-depth with leading professionals in the field; they’re a chance to try something new, make lasting memories with new friends, and learn more than you can imagine!

Check out our Get to Know GIV Video here!

If you are a high school student living in Vermont and looking for a summer learning opportunity that is world-class, affordable, and designed just for you, GIV is the place for you!  (Out-of-state students click here.)


Accepted to a Summer 2015 Institute?

Check out your Accepted Students page to learn more.

Got questions? Give us a call at (802) 865-4448.