Governor’s Institutes expands winter offerings

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) announces its new Winter Weekend to be held at Marlboro College in Brattleboro from Feb. 15-17. At this 48-hour learning extravaganza, young men and women who love the arts will focus on Performing Arts with Blue Man group actor Isaac Eddy, while young women interested in math will collaborate with like-minded peers to hone their advanced math skills.

GIV will also repeat its beloved Winter Weekend at Goddard College from Feb. 8-10, including a new Music Improvisation strand, along with offerings in current issues, engineering, visual arts, and information technology.

Governor’s Institutes are for students who love to learn or have a strong interest in one or more academic subjects or the arts. GIV provides resources and faculty mentors so that students can explore their chosen topics in depth with like-minded peers from across the state of Vermont.

Winter Weekend applications are due by Jan. 13, 2013, but Institutes fill up fast, so students are encouraged to apply early. The registration form is online at and can be sent directly to the GIV office. Financial aid can be requested on the same application. Ability to pay is not a factor in determining admissions.

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont will also be offering in-depth summer learning Institutes to motivated Vermont young people in arts, Asian cultures, current issues and youth activism, engineering, information technology, mathematical sciences, and environmental science and technology. For more information, talk to your high school guidance counselor or visit

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