Visiting Burlington, Vermont

Visiting Burlington, Vermont

Learn about Burlington, Vermont, where the language Academy is held at St. Michael's College.

Burlington, located on the shores of Lake Champlain, is Vermont's largest city with a population of roughly 42,000 people. Burlington is home to a number of colleges and universities, including the University of Vermont, Burlington College and Champlain College, as well as St. Michael's College in the neighboring town of Colchester where the French and Chinese Academies are held.

Burlington is a vibrant city full of art, diverse restaurants from Vietnamese to Middle Eastern, locally owned shops with Vermont-made products and, of course, Ben & Jerry's for a quintessential Vermont experience. Church Street in Burlington—complete with street performers, shops and live music—is a must-see for visitors. Most students at the Academy will visit Church Street during off-campus excursions, and some language Academies will explore Lake Champlain by boat!

Traveling to Burlington, Vermont

If you are traveling to Burlington for the French or Chinese Academies, you will fly into Burlington International Airport (BTV). The airport is three miles from St. Michael's campus, or about a 10-minute drive. We provide shuttles to bring Academy students to and from the airport. If you are arriving as a family, Burlington International Airport has many rental car options.

Burlington, Vermont Hotels

If you are dropping your child off at the Academy or picking him or her up, there are a number of lodging options in the Burlington, Vermont area. Here are a few in close proximity to St. Michael's campus, nestled among good restaurants and shops:

  • Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry Street, Burlington, Vermont. Located between Lake Champlain and Church Street, Hotel Vermont is an independent and green boutique hotel.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Burlington Downtown, 101 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont. Located downtown and in the old armory, the Hilton Garden Inn is Burlington's newest hotel.
  • Willard Street Inn, 349 S. Willard Street, Burlington, Vermont. Located in the picturesque Hill district of Burlington, the Willard Street Inn has 14 rooms in a converted mansion overlooking Lake Champlain.
  • Lang House on Main Street Bed & Breakfast, 360 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont. Located a few minutes from the airport and less than 15 minutes from St. Michael's, the Lang House is located three blocks from downtown Burlington.

For more extensive lodging options. please visit St. Michael's College Accommodations page.