Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
How should I time my trip to Monterey?

If you choose to wait until you are in Monterey to secure housing, we suggest that you arrive a week to ten days before the start of the SILP program so that you can find housing and get settled before your summer schedule of classes begin. If you will not have a car and/or would like to be within walking distance of the campus, you may wish to arrive earlier as the rentals closest to campus are typically gone the quickest!  On the other hand, if you come to Monterey too far in advance of when you actually plan to move in, landlords—in almost every instance—will want you to begin paying rent at the time you sign your lease, rather than when you return to actually move in.