Visiting Poultney, Vermont

Visiting Southern Vermont

What to expect when traveling to Southern Vermont, including Poultney, where Green Mountain College is located.

Our summer language Academies for students studying Spanish, German and Arabic are held in southern Vermont at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont.

Poultney, located on the western side of the state of Vermont bordering New York in the Lakes Region of Rutland County, is a small yet lively community of roughly 3,600 residents. The Green Mountain College campus is on the edge of town within close walking distance to downtown Poultney. Students will have the opportunity to walk into town to explore the few shops, restaurants and cafes.

The town of Poultney puts on an elaborate Fourth of July parade each year, featuring students of the language Academy who will march with locals (in their target language, of course!)—a highlight of the program for many students.

Traveling to Poultney, Vermont

You have a few travel options for getting to the Academy at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. Students can fly into Albany International Airport (ALB), roughly an hour-and-a-half drive from campus. We do offer a shuttle service to and from campus from the Albany airport.

Students may also elect to fly into Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport, located about 30 minutes from Green Mountain College, or Burlington International Airport (BTV), about two hours from campus. Please note that our shuttle service is not available from these airports.

Hotels in Southern Vermont

The town of Poultney has a few lodging options. The towns of Castleton, Fair Haven and Rutland are all within a 30-minute drive and have additional hotels, B&Bs and inns for your consideration if you are traveling to or from the Academy with your child. Killington and Manchester are both options as well, if you don't mind staying 45 minutes or so from campus.

For more extensive lodging options, including some in New York state, please consult Green Mountain College's Accommodations page here.