Language and Intercultural Studies
Language and intercultural communication are central to all degree programs at the Monterey Institute.
Language Shapes Our Culture
Language and intercultural communication lie at the very heart of the Monterey Institute's mission. To "be the solution" is to view language as a way to connect rather than a barrier, and to use it to facilitate dialogue between different peoples and cultures.
Our graduate degree programs integrate language into their core curricula, enabling students to reach across cultural and linguistic barriers towards more global career opportunities. Language study courses focus on professionally-relevant content areas such as politics, business, policy, environment, and social issues.
We offer the following languages as a component to all International Policy and Management degree programs:
Upon request at the time of admission, other language study may be arranged to fulfill your degree requirements. The non-regular language courses offered in Spring 2014 were: Portuguese, Korean, German, Persian Farsi and Turkish. For more details, please contact Professor Naoko Matsuo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Test Your Language Proficiency
As a Monterey Institute student, your language proficiency level is important.
Self-assess the level at which you read, write and understand your target language of study.
New students are required to complete an online language placement test prior to orientation week.
Students wanting to improve their language skills prior to enrollment may take advantage of our Summer Intensive Language Programs or English Preparation for Graduate Students. Review our language proficiency requirements for more detail on this component of your degree. We offer two great language scholarships, the Kathryn Davis Fellowship and Betty & David Jones Language Scholarship, that support students' summer language study.
Language and Intercultural Competency Degree Component
Each of our graduate degree programs has its own unique language and intercultural competency requirements. Click on any degree program below to learn about these requirements:
|MA in Teaching Foreign Language|
|MA in International Environmental Policy||Master of Public Administration (MPA)|
|MA in International Policy Studies|
|MA in Nonproliferation & Terrorism Studies|