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.

Languages Offered

We offer the following languages as a component to all International Policy and Management degree programs:

Arabic

Arabic

Chinese

Chinese

English

English

French

French

Japanese

Japanese

Russian

Russian

Spanish

Spanish

Upon request at the time of admission, other language study may be arranged.

Your Language Proficiency

As a Monterey Institute student, your language proficiency level is important.

Diagnostic Test

Self-assess the level at which you read, write and understand your target language of study.

Placement Test

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.  

Program Requirements

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 International Environmental Policy MA International Policy Studies- Human Security & Development MA Nonproliferation & Terrorism Studies MBA International Management- Two Year program
MA International Education Management MA International Policy Studies- Trade, Investment & Development Master of Public Administration (MPA) MBA International Management- One Year Advanced Entry