Local High School Students Introduced to Different Languages, Cultures at MIIS Event

Monterey Institute students, faculty and staff embrace every opportunity to engage with the local community and introduce them to the fascinating world that is to be found in our campus community. For four years the Institute has invited local high school students to participate in a series of workshops in connection with International Education Week.

Application Procedures for Summer 2014

Application deadline: May 1, 2014

A complete application package must include the following:

  1. Completed online application to Summer Intensive College English (click "apply now" below)
  2. Personal statement of approximately 300 words that includes:

Francis Makamu: From Congo to Oklahoma by Way of Monterey

I came to the United States because of my job as a teaching assistant in Congo-Kinshasa. In my country, I took English classes at the American Cultural Center. Understanding English is uncommon in my country, so knowing a little bit sometimes gives you a big opportunity. My knowledge in English allowed me to pass the paper-based TOEFL and to get a scholarship to study for a master’s degree in economics at Oklahoma State University. This was my big opportunity.


Congo (Kinshasa)
4° 22' 5.952" S, 15° 15' 30.762" E

MIIS Celebrates International Education Week All Week Long

Although every week could be considered an international education week at the Monterey Institute, staff, faculty and students embrace the opportunity each November to participate in the official International Education Week, welcoming local community members and high school students to a host of events on the Institute’s downtown Monterey campus.

MIIS Students Land More Fulbright Awards Per Capita than Students at Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Princeton

Good things can come in small packages. According to data released this week by the U.S. Department of State, students from the Monterey Institute landed more Fulbright awards per capita than every top ten university in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report college rankings, and had a higher applicant success rate than all but one of these leading schools.