Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

During my tenure as Pres ('87-'98) we followed the policy of accepting students lacking language skills if they agreed to attend the summer language program. Depnding on their progress, we tailored their follow-on language instruction. This required some to take on an overload; but it worked out OK. One of my two best presidents of the student council already had good French; but he wanted to become proficient in Mandarin as his qualifying language. He started from scratch and ended up in Taiwan for additional language study after completing all his other degree requirements. We should be able to be flexible enough to accommodate such case.