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

All of our summer 2017 Institutes have been filled! Over 450 motivated students with a huge range of interests and talents will begin the adventure of a lifetime on college campuses all across Vermont.

If you’re an admitted student, visit the Accepted Students page to read more about what to expect. Can’t wait to see you this summer!


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!

Need some more convincing? Check out this New York Times article for a fantastic reason why GIV would be a great opportunity for you!

If you are a high school student living in Vermont and looking for a learning opportunity that is world-class, affordable, and designed just for you, GIV is the place for you! 


Questions? Reach us anytime at givmail@giv.org or (802) 865-4448.