Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


Our 2018 Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) application is now open!

                                                                                                      Application priority deadline: March 1

Incoming and current Middlebury Institute graduate students: Please do NOT submit the online application. Instead, you will submit the Middlebury Institute student registration form. Contact languages@miis.edu for this form. If you submit an application online and pay the $50 application fee, this fee cannot be refunded.

Step 1: Submit an Application

Application Fee: $50. 

If you, a friend, or family member attended SILP or any Middlebury-affiliated program, you are eligible for a fee waiver. Contact us at languages@miis.edu for the code. 

Step 2: Submit Academic Transcripts

All applicants must submit academic transcripts to complete their application packet. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted.

Mail official transcripts to:

Summer Intensive Language Program
Middlebury Institute of International Studies
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Step 3: Take the Preliminary Placement Test

Unless you are a beginner (i.e. have no experience in your language of study), you are required to take the online preliminary placement test before your application is considered complete. Each applicant will receive emailed instructions for completing the online test within 2-3 business days of submitting the online application.

Applicants will be notified of an admissions decision two weeks after completing the Preliminary Placement Test.

About Applications

Age Guidelines

Our intensive program generally requires that students be at least 18 years of age. The Summer Intensive Language Program will occasionally admit students between the ages of 16 to 18. Participants under the age of 18 must provide proof that they are in custody of a legal guardian living in the local area. Under-age participants are also required to submit two letters of recommendation from teachers or advisers that attest to their fitness for intensive language study. All applicants under 18 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please contact languages@miis.edu with any questions about this policy.

International Students

In addition to the requirement above, international students whose home language is not English must demonstrate functional proficiency in English in order to be admitted to the program. After you have submitted your application, our staff will contact you to set up a brief interview to determine your English proficiency level.  

Alternatively, they may submit a recent TOEFL or IELTS score (within the last two years) of a minimum of 80 or 6.5, respectively. In that case, a Skype interview would not be necessary.

The program provides students with F-1 or J-1 I-20s and visa support. All international students must have a valid F-1 or J-1 visa to study.

Apply by Mail or In Person

Though online applications are preferred, applicants may complete a paper application to apply by postal mail or in person.

Mailing Address:
Summer Intensive Language Program 

Middlebury Institute of International Studies 

460 Pierce Street 
Monterey, CA 93940

In-Person Applications:
Language & Professional Programs

419 Pacific Street, Suite 103

Monterey, CA 93940

Contact us for a paper application.


Applicants to the Summer Intensive Language Program may defer application (with deposits) for up to one year. To defer to the following year’s summer program, please contact the Language & Professional Programs office at 831.647.4115 or email languages@miis.edu. Deferral is not automatic and MUST be requested by the student.

Please note that classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Students will be notified of any such cancellations no later than May 6. In the case of cancellation, applicants will receive a full tuition refund, including deposit and application fee.