Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Where should I plan to stay while conducting my housing search?

We suggest that you make hotel, motel or youth hostel reservations for up to five nights after your arrival, as the majority of students typically find housing within five to seven days. Because Monterey is a tourist destination, motels and hotels are generally more expensive on Friday and Saturday nights, so we recommend that you arrive as early in the week as possible. The Student Affairs Office can provide you with information on local accommodations that are more reasonably priced.

Will my search be more difficult if I have children or pets?

Monterey landlords, like landlords elsewhere, are less open to accommodating children and pets, and many prefer not to rent to smokers. You should allow extra time and money in these cases.

How should I time my move to Monterey?

We suggest that you arrive at least ten days to two weeks before New Student Orientation begins to locate housing and to get settled. If you will not have a car and/or would like to be within walking distance of the campus, you may wish to arrive earlier as the rentals closest to campus are typically gone the quickest! On the other hand, if you come to Monterey too far in advance of when you actually plan to move in, landlords — in almost every instance — will want you to begin paying rent at the time you sign your lease, rather than when you return to actually move in.

How can I get more detailed information to help me get settled in Monterey?

If you have additional questions or concerns, the Student Affairs Office staff is available to assist you.  We can be reached by phone: 831.647.4128, email: student.affairs@miis.edu or on skype: Student Affairs - MIIS

How will I learn about available housing and get advice on how to begin my search?

Prior to the start of the semester the Student Affairs Office will host a series of New Student Webinars.  A webinar schedule is posted on New Student Information website.  This is a great way to get your questions answered and find out more information about the resources available to you.  Starting two weeks prior to New Student Orientation we will also hold daily on campus Housing Information Workshops.  All new students are urged to attend. 

Does the Institute have on-campus housing or dormitories?

The Institute students have traditionally preferred to live independently in an off-campus setting. The Institute does not have dormitories, but many rental units are located within walking distance of campus. Approximately one-half of our students live within reasonable walking distance of the campus; the remainder lives within three to five miles of campus and either drive, bike, or take public transportation to campus.

Is housing available?

The Institute does not have on-campus housing; however, we do provide conveniently located accommodations for the duration of the program. Detailed information is provided to students accepted to the program.