Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

The Middlebury Network

Middlebury College's Vermont campus in mid-October. Photo from Flickr Creative Commons.

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey is part of the Middlebury network of schools and programs.

About Middlebury

Founded in 1800, Middlebury is a Vermont-based educational institution known for its leadership in language education, international studies, and environmental studies. Middlebury College offers its undergraduate students a broad curriculum embracing the arts, humanities, literature, foreign languages, social sciences, and natural sciences. 

Middlebury formally acquired the Institute in 2010 following a five-year affiliation agreement with the school, which was formerly known as the Monterey Institute of International Studies. One of the leading liberal arts institutions in the United States, Middlebury is known worldwide for its leadership in language instruction, environmental studies, international programs, and innovations in experiential learning. It operates Schools Abroad programs in 16 countries and 36 cities around the globe. The Middlebury Language Schools, which celebrate their centennial in 2015, educate 1,500 students each summer in Vermont and California. The Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English, founded in 1920, offers summer classes in Ripton, Vermont; Oxford, England; and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Middlebury-Monterey Opportunities

As part of the Middlebury network of school and programs, the Institute offers students access to a tremendous range of educational opportunities, including:

Middlebury-Monterey Integrated Degree Programs

Students and qualified alumni have the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s degree at Middlebury and a master’s degree at the Institute in just five years in five different program areas:

Middlebury Schools Abroad

The Middlebury-C.V. Starr Schools Abroad offer graduate-level programs in 16 countries to students from Middlebury's Language Schools and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, as well as academic programs for undergraduate students.

The Institute's Summer Intensive Language Program

In this eight-week intensive learning program, students can gain a solid foundation or improve overall proficiency in a language through beginner, intermediate, and advanced level programs in six different languages.

Middlebury Language Schools

For 100 years, the program has been helping students build foreign language fluency. Students are required to take the Language Pledge. In all, 10 different languages are offered from beginner to advanced levels with classes at Middlebury and Mills College in California.

Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy

This four-week immersive summer language academy for students in grades 8–12 is modeled after the Middlebury Language Schools, and offers programs at four different sites around the United States in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.

Middlebury in DC

Our office in Washington D.C. gives students, faculty and staff from Middlebury College and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey access to a wealth of resources in the nation's capital.

With videoconferencing capabilities, the office can connect students at any of Middlebury’s schools and programs with leading experts and policy makers who might otherwise not be available to travel to Vermont, California, or one of Middlebury’s dozens of Schools Abroad campuses.

Middlebury in DC is also a hub for alumni, and hosts regional events as well as appearances and talks by faculty and alumni authors. In addition, it is home to the Washington office of the Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

Programming planned for Middlebury in DC also includes internship opportunities, short courses and workshops, and DC semester options in some Institute degree programs.