Summer Language Scholarships

French Class at the Monterey Institute

Want to learn a new language? Or improve your language skills before beginning your master's degree program? Apply for the Yu/Deppman and Ramaswamy Scholarships for Summer Language Study

Summer Language Scholarships:
June to August, 2015

About

Thanks to a generous gift from an anonymous donor, we are pleased to offer scholarships in honor of Dr. Clara Yu and John Deppman, and Dr. Sunder and Mrs. Varna Ramaswamy, to support students studying language over the summer in preparation for enrolling in a master’s program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS). Applicants who have been admitted to MIIS and are required or would like to enhance their language skills during the summer are encouraged to apply.

These scholarships offer you the opportunity to take advantage of the combined language and international study resources of the Monterey Institute and Middlebury Language Schools. To qualify for the scholarship, you must be admitted to a degree program for Fall Semester 2015 at MIIS. You can apply for admission and this scholarship simultaneously. In some special cases, spring applicants will be considered for the summer scholarship.

With this offer of combined study, we seek individuals committed to rigorous language study, master’s-degree training and professional skill development to address global issues of development, fair trade, international commerce, environmental preservation, diplomacy, global impact management, nuclear nonproliferation and other critical issues of our time. Yu/Deppman and Ramaswamy Scholarship recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic credentials, experience and commitment to building a more peaceful world.

Students will be placed either in the Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) in Monterey, or Middlebury Summer Language Schools in various locations based on their language/level. The program placement will be done by the scholarship selection committee.

Through this offer, two types of awards will be made:

Languages of Study

  • Arabic - Beginning or Intermediate
  • Chinese (Mandarin) - Intermediate
  • English - English Preparation for Graduate Studies (EPGS)
  • French - Beginning or Intermediate
  • Japanese - Intermediate
  • Russian - Intermediate
  • Spanish - Beginning or Intermediate

For specific program dates, please check the Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP), English Preparation for Graduate Studies (EPGS), or Middlebury Language Schools sites.

Eligible Degree Programs at the Monterey Institute

We offer summer language scholarships for students admitted to one of the following degree programs for fall semester 2015:

Development Practice and Policy MBA in Global Impact Management International Environmental Policy
International Education Management International Trade and Economic Diplomacy Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies
Teaching Foreign Language Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Joint MBA/MA International Environmental Policy
Joint MBA/MA International Policy and Development Joint MPA/MA International Education Management Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Qualifications

In addition to applying for a degree program at MIIS, you will qualify by demonstrating your need to pursue this language in order to meet the admission requirements for our degree programs. You will still be required to take the advanced language and intercultural competency credits for your degree program once you are enrolled at MIIS.

By fall semester 2015, you must demonstrate that you meet the language proficiency requirements for your degree program at the Monterey Institute. Review your program's language requirements to see if you could benefit from this scholarship opportunity for summer language study.

Students who successfully complete their summer language studies could meet the Monterey Institute's entry requirements. Please note that before they enroll in our language program at the graduate school, students must pass a placement test indicating they are ready to begin their studies at the appropriate level.

Application Process and Deadline

To apply for the Summer Language Scholarship, submit the following items:

  1. Complete your online application for the Summer Language Scholarship by February 1, 2015.
  2. Submit your complete application to a MIIS degree program. All application materials must be received (not postmarked) by February 1, 2015.
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