Please contact if you are interested in joining us in 2015. The 2015 application will open in December.

Step 1: Apply Online

The online application is closed for 2014. The 2015 application will open on December 1, 2014.

Step 2: Submit Academic Transcripts

All applicants must submit academic transcripts to complete their application packet. Official transcripts may be mailed to:

Summer Intensive Language Program - (language of study)
Monterey 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 one to three weeks after completing the Preliminary Placement Test.

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.


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 Intensive and Custom Language Programs office at 831.647.4115 or email Deferral is not automatic and MUST be requested by the student.

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
Monterey Institute of International Studies
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940

In person applications are accepted at:

Language & Professional Programs
419 Pacific Street, Suite 103
Monterey, CA 93940

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