Welcome to the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont.

It’s going to be a spectacular summer!  GIV admissions letters were sent out on April 15th, and all confirmed participants will get a signed certificate from the Governor. 

Haven’t applied yet for your summer of extreme learning and extreme fun?  There may still be time.  Check here for a list of Institutes that may have vacancies or wait-list openings.

Check out our Get to Know GIV Video here!


The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont creates prestigious, fun, accelerated learning residencies on college campuses for highly-motivated Vermont teenagers. There are Governor’s Institutes focused on Arts, Engineering, Information Technology, Environmental Science and Technology, Mathematics, Asian Cultures, and Current Issues and Youth Activism – plus in 2014, Special Topics Institutes on Farms, Food and Your Future and Entrepreneurship.  Any Vermont student can ask his/her school guidance counselor for referral to a Governor’s Institute for an unforgettable experience of extreme learning and extreme fun.

If you are looking for a world-class summer opportunity and you live in Vermont, GIV is the place for you.