Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


The Summer Intensive Language Program final deadline has passed, but we will still accept applications on a case-by-case basis.


Once you start your application, you will need to select the following to access the Summer Intensive Language Program application:

School: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Level: Short Term Language Programs

Please see the screenshot below as a guide:


Questions or issues with the application? Please contact languages@miis.edu or (831) 647-4115.

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

A completed application packet includes the following:

  1. Completed application form with accompanying $50 application fee (non-refundable)
  2. Academic Transcript(s)
  3. Preliminary Placement Test submission

Step 1: Submit an Application

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The application fee of $50 is waived for anyone being referred by a MIIS or SILP alum. Please provide the name of the MIIS or SILP alum under "Fee Waiver Request Reason" after selecting "Save & Pay" at the end of the application.

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 - (language of study)
Middlebury Institute of International Studies
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Step 3: Take the Preliminary Placement Test

Unless you are an absolute beginner, 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.

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

Download the 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.