Welcome to the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont

11 Institutes, 6 Vermont colleges, and 550 high school students. 2014 has been a great year at GIV, and 2015 is already looking even better, with new opportunities to learn and challenge yourself doing the things you love!

Did you miss GIV this year? Don’t worry! 2015 will be here before you know it, and you’ll have plenty of chances to experience the magic of GIV. Applications for Winter Weekends will be online in December and Summer 2015 applications will be available beginning in February. Stay tuned!

Have questions? Call us at (802) 865-4448.

If you’re a high school student in Vermont who loves to learn, read on.

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 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.