Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Can I get conditional admission to an undergraduate or graduate school?

The IESL program has conditional admission partnerships with four local institutions. If you meet all other requirements for admission except the English proficiency requirement, you can be conditionally accepted to one of these schools, join the IESL program, and either take another TOEFL/IELTS test or pass out of the appropriate level for transfer.

What will I study as an ESL student?
  • Full-time students attend English classes 21 hours each week.
  • There are three core classes in Oral Communication, Reading & Vocabulary, and Writing & Grammar.
  • Beginning-level students take a content course such as Intercultural Communication, Career Exploration, American Culture & Politics, or Media & Digital Literacy.
How do I apply?

Mailing Address
Language & Professional Programs
Middlebury Institute of International Studies
460 Pierce Street

Will you help me get a visa?
  • Yes! Most students will require a student (F-1) visa. 
  • When we receive your application, $50.00 application fee, and $150.00 tuition deposit, we will prepare an I-20 and a letter of admission for you.  You will also need to pay the I-901 fee of $200 to the Department of Homeland Security prior to your interview at the American embassy or consulate nearest you.  With these documents, you can apply to the embassy or consulate for a visa.
  • We will give you more detailed information on the visa application process after you apply.
What is the Intensive English Program schedule?
  • There are four study sessions each year in January, April, June and September. For specific details, please view our program dates.
What is the cost?
  • The tuition for an 8-week session is $3,350.00 and for a 10-week session is $4,175.00.
  • All students are required to have health insurance. You must show proof of insurance when you register or buy the school insurance.  For updated insurance pricing information, please visit the Tuition & Fees page.
What kind of city is Monterey?
  • Monterey is a small town on the Central Coast of California, about 190 kilometers south of San Francisco.
  • There are about 75,000 people on the Monterey Peninsula.
  • This area is famous for its beautiful scenery and rich history, and it is very popular with tourists.
Where will I live? What housing is available?

On-campus housing is not offered at the Institute. Please take a look at the Housing in Monterey Reference GuideHousing in Monterey Reference Guide to familiarize yourself with housing options in Monterey.

Do I need to take a test to enter the Intensive English Program?
  • No entrance exam is required for the Intensive English Program. Students take placement tests when they arrive to determine which classes will be most appropriate for them.
  • The TOEFL iBT is not offered on campus, but we help students register for the test in nearby San Jose or Santa Cruz. Groups of students often go to one of these locations each session to take the TOEFL.
What kind of school is MIIS?
  • Most students at the school are graduate students.  About 800 students study here for international professional careers.  Other students study language only.
  • The graduate students and language students are preparing for professions that require high language skills and experience with other cultures.
  • About 60% of the students come from the United States, and 40% are from 70 different countries.
  • The small size and international student body make this school a very special place to study.