Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Our Mission

The mission of the Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey is to provide high-quality, rigorous instruction that prepares students to solve real-word problems using knowledge of a foreign language and cultural awareness. This principal goal is attained by means of a flexible, student-centered curriculum that cultivates critical thinking skills, promotes autonomous learning, and provides ample opportunities for students to use the target language in meaningful, contextualized situations both inside and outside the classroom.