Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Summer Language Events

July 30 - August 4

Monday, July 31

  • Chinese SILP: Mahjong and Chinese Heads Up Game Night

Tuesday, August 1

  • French SILP: Breakfast with French Pastries & Espresso
  • Russian SILP: Durak Movie Night

Wednesday, August 2

Thursday, August 3

  • Spanish SILP: Wine Tasting
  • ESL and EPGS: Symposium: Marching towards the future

Friday, August 4

  • EPGS: Graduation!
  • All Languages: End of Summer Potluck

July 23 - July 29

Sunday, July 23

  • French SILP: Trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium 

Monday, July 24

  • French SILP: Baking croissants from scratch
  • Arabic SILP: Cultural Exposition

Tuesday, July 25

  • Chinese SILP: Cultural Exposition

Wednesday, July 26

  • French SILP: Cultural Exposition
  • French SILP: Wine & Cheese Night
  • Spanish SILP: Conversation with Chips & Salsa
  • Arabic SILP: Coffee Hour at East Village Coffee House

Thursday, July 27

Friday, July 28

  • ESL: Cultural Exposition and beach bonfire
  • Spanish SILP: Cultural Exposition

Saturday, July 29

  • Russian SILP: Beach Sport Activities
  • Chinese SILP: Hotpot Noon lunch
  • EPGS: Bowling

Summer Events at the beach, food

July 16 - July 22

Sunday, July 16

Monday, July 17

Tuesday, July 18

  • French SILP: Cheese Tasting at the Cheese Shop in Carmel
  • Arabic SILP: Coffee Hour at East Village Coffee House
  • Russian SILP: Russian Charades
  • Spanish SILP: Beatriz at Dinner Night at the Theater

Wednesday, July 19

Thursday, July 20

  • French SILP: Playing petanque

Friday, July 21

  • All languages: Ice Cream & Movie Night!

Saturday, July 22

  • Arabic SILP: Trip to Santa Cruz & Arabic Music Concert
  • Russian SILP: Russian cooking class
  • EPGS: Gardening activity

Summer Events Trip to the Mission, Food

July 9 - July 15

Sunday, July 9

  • French SILP: Weekly baking lesson- macarons

Tuesday, July 11

  • French SILP: Beach picnic
  • Arabic SILP: Syrian dialect club
  • Russian SILP: Russian board game night

Wednesday, July 12

Thursday, July 13

  • French SILP: Wine testing/viticulture lesson
  • Spanish SILP: Salsa lesson
  • Russian SILP: Russian "Шашлыки" BBQ
  • Chinese SILP: Ping pong tournament

Saturday, July 15

  • EPGS: Bike ride along the ocean and ping pong tournament
  • ESL: Monterey Aquarium visit
  • Arabic SILP: Point Lobos hike

Summer Language Events Picnic Crafts

July 2 - July 8

Monday, July 3

Tuesday, July 4

  • Monterey 4th of July Parade 2017

Wednesday, July 5

Thursday, July 6

Friday, July 7

  • EPGS: Ferris Bueller's Day Off movie night

Saturday, July 8

  • French SILP: Guided trip to Point Lobos
  • Russian SILP: Excursion to Russian Orthodox Church
  • Chinese SILP: Trip to San Francisco Chinatown

Summer Language Events Bocci Ball and Dali

June 25 - July 1

Sunday, June 25

  • French SILP: Weekly French baking

Monday, June 26

  • EPGS: Point Lobos hike
  • Arabic SILP: Eid Breakfast

Tuesday, June 27

  • Spanish SILP: Farmer’s market (interacting with Hispanic vendors)
  • French SILP: Café hour
  • Russian SILP: Introduction to Russian cuisine

Wednesday, June 28

  • French SILP: Beach BBQ

Thursday, June 29

  • Arabic SILP: Reading out loud in Arabic

Friday, June 30

  • Chinese SILP: Tongue twister competition and Chinese poetry
  • All languages: Pizza and trivia night!

Saturday, July 1

  • Russian SILP: Hiking trip
  • EPGS: Beach Day

Students at the beach and hiking

June 19 - June 24

Monday, June 19

  • Intensive ESL and EPGS Orientation

Tuesday, June 20

  • French SILP: French café hour

Wednesday, June 21

  • Arabic SILP: Iftar Ramadan
  • Spanish SILP: Movie night Ocho Apellidos Vascos (plus olive tasting)
  • Russian SILP: Movie night Шиzа
  • French SILP: Wine & Cheese Night

Thursday, June 22

  • Chinese SILP: Chinese paper cutting

Friday, June 23

  • Arabic SILP: Arabic Calligraphy Workshop
  • French SILP: Table Française (open to all francophones) and meal at Crêperie

Saturday, June 24

  • Russian SILP: Kupala Night
  • EPGS: Beach Day
  • Spanish SILP: Monterey Historical Walking Tour (in Spanish)

Students with Papercut Projects and at the Beach

June 15 - June 17

SILP Orientation Highlights:

  • Thursday, June 16: Arrival Check-In and Welcome Center with local business vendors
  • Friday, June 17: Language-specific orientation, Photo Scavenger Hunt

Students at the Aquarium and Scavenger Hunt