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

It’s been a great summer at GIV with 8 spectacular Institutes on Arts, Asian Cultures, Current Issues & Youth Activism, Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Environmental Science & Technology, Mathematics and Information Technology & Digital Media! Stay tuned for 2016 learning opportunities for high school students. Winter Weekend applications will be available on December 10.

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.

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! 


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