Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

How to Apply

To apply, visit our online application portal and sign in with your username and password.

Application Checklist

  1. Online application, which includes:

    • Essay(s)
    • Résumé or curriculum vitae
    • Personal scholarship statement
  2. $65 application fee
  3. Undergraduate transcripts: Please mail these directly to the Admissions Office
  4. One letter of recommendation (2 preferred) Please include contact details for your academic or professional references on the online application.
  5. Interview in person or via Skype
  6. Writing Sample and Interview: If the language you would like to teach differs from your native language, you will need to submit a writing sample within your application and participate in a telephone interview with a faculty member.
  7. TOEFL or IELTS scores: Required only for non-native English speakers.
  8. GRE scores: We do not require GRE scores for this program. However, your scores may strengthen your application and positively influence scholarship decisions. Please use our four-digit institution code [4507] to send us your scores.

Second Language Proficiency

If the language you would like to teach differs from your native language, you will need to submit a writing sample and complete a phone interview to demonstrate your language proficiency. The writing sample should be a 2-3 page document on any topic in your language of instruction. Our language faculty will contact you by phone or email to arrange the interview.

Non-Native English Speakers

Please submit TOEFL or IELTS scores from the past 2 years:

TOEFL Preferred Minimum: 100 Overall
IELTS Preferred Minimum: 7.5 Overall

Contact Us

Have questions about our language requirements? Contact us today at info@miis.edu

Scholarships and Financial Aid

To apply for merit or need-based scholarships, submit your online application for the TFL - Teaching Foreign Language program by the next priority deadline. Both U.S. and international students are eligible. We don't cap the amount we award, and highly qualified students may receive a merit scholarship covering full tuition.

We give preferential scholarship consideration to members and alumni of our partner organizations, such as Peace Corps, Fulbright, JET, AmeriCorps, WorldTeach, and many more.

Financial aid is also available, including federal and private loans, work-study, and U.S. veterans' benefits. To apply, visit our Financial Aid section.