Does the TESOL/TFL degree program offer any alternative "internships" that do not involve Peace Corps service?

Yes. MIIS TESOL candidates have participated in both U.S.-based and international internships.  We can also work with you to assist you in developing your own short-term professional experience. There are many opportunities to teach part-time in the Monterey area, including at one of the three area adult schools, one of the two local community colleges, or at MIIS itself. However, we don't recommend that you teach during your first semester. You can contact Ms. Edy Rhodes in the Center for  Advising and Career Services for more information on this point. Her email address for career guidance is hrhodes@miis.edu and her telephone number is (831) 647-4627.

If you were accepted by the Peace Corps, it would probably not be feasible, under most circumstances, to complete both an international internship with MIIS and your Peace Corps field service. The PCMI advisor at MIIS can discuss your options with you when you are ready.