Dates and Locations
FMScouts offers yearly summer (2-week and 1-week) and winter trainings (2-week) followed by a 6-month or 2-month (summer only) field assignment.
Two-Week Training: May 28-June 11
One-Week Training: May 28-June 2
The two-week program is followed by a July-December field assignment. The one-week training is followed by a 2-3 month field assignment (summer only). Both trainings are offered at the Monterey Institute, in Monterey, California. View summer training schedules.
Two-Week Training: January 7-21
The two-week program at the Monterey Institute in Monterey, California is followed by a February-July international field assignment. Applications due October 1 (Early Admission) or November 1 (Regular Admission).
If you are an enrolled Monterey Institute student, you may simply fill out the online application. All other participants must submit the online application and post a resume, recent transcript, and statement of purpose within the online application (or send by email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Summer Programs: March 1 (Early Admission) or April 1 (Regular Admission)
Winter Program: October 1 (Early Admission) or November 1 (Regular Admission)
Apply online today to be considered for these opportunities.
The FMS Field Program is an immersive professional learning program in which the participants complete a six-month professional assignment with an organization to utilize FMS skills in the field. Those seeking academic credits must complete a research project in addition to the professional assignment and work under the supervision of an FMS program faculty member.
Successful completion of the research project warrants 6 credits for a letter grade. There is no program fee to participate in the FMS field program although regular tuition rates for those enrolled in the associated academic field course apply. Neither option covers transportation or living expenses.
*Completion of the FMS training is required for participation in the field program.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
There are a limited number of merit-based full and partial scholarships for the FMS training and field program for both students and non-student participants. Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.