Do I need to submit a separate application and deposit for the Monterey Institute Summer Language Program (SILP) or English Preparation for Graduate Students (EPGS)?
If you are selected as a Betty and David Jones Scholarship recipient for the SILP, EPGS, or EPTI program, you will receive additional information regarding the deposit and short application you will need to submit.
What if I want to attend the Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP), English Preparation for Graduate Studies (EPGS), or English Preparation for Translation and Interpretation (EPTI) but am not selected as a Betty and David Jones Scholarship recipient?
You will need to submit a separate application to the SILP, EPGS, or EPTI program. Please see our language programs for more information on the application process for these programs.
The Monterey Institute does not have on-campus housing or dormitories available for students. This can cause some dismay for Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) participants, but not to worry! There are several options available for summer housing.
- Option 1: Summer sublet
Many of the Master’s degree candidates spend their summers traveling, completing internships, or working for organizations related to their program and sublet their apartments or rooms during that time.
Applications for SILP employment will be accepted through our on-line application process starting December through March before each summer program begins. Please apply on the Human Resources webpage.
All instructors are native or near-native speakers of the language and are highly experienced language instructors.
Participants are from many different backgrounds. Many are undergraduate or graduate students at universities around the US while others are teachers, business professionals, travelers, and other language enthusiasts.
Since the program is very intensive requiring 4.5 hours in class per day and 4-5 hours of homework each night, it is not feasible for student to attend SILP while working or attending other classes.
Are textbooks included in the SILP fees, and which textbook do I order if my diagnostic scores place me between levels?
No. Textbooks are not included in basic SILP fees. If your score on the diagnostic test is between levels, it is best to order both texts and return the one you do not use after the program has started. MIIS does not have a bookstore on campus. All texts must be ordered online. It is imperative to come to SILP with your textbooks on the first day of the program. Please contact the Language Coordinator for your specific program for more information. Textbook and Contact information is located at the bottom of each Program Description page.
Housing is not available at the Monterey Institute. The Institute does not have dorms. However, if you are registered in SILP, you may contact our Student Affairs Office and receive information on the available housing in the area. You may contact Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-647-4128.
Participants in the Summer Intensive Language Program have to be at least 16 years of age by the start of the program. Participants under the age of 18 must provide proof that they are in custody of a legal guardian living in the local area. Under-age participants are also required to submit two letters of recommendation, one from a language teacher and one from an advisor or counselor, attesting to their fitness for intensive language study.