Generally no. Most students will be studying a language in order to meet the Monterey Institute’s prerequisite requirements for admission.
What if I want to attend the Middlebury Language Schools, but am not selected as a Fellowship for Peace recipient?
Admission decisions about the Language School and the fellowship are made separately. If you are admitted to a Middlebury Language School, but not a Fellowship for Peace, you may still attend the Language School. If you are interested in receiving financial aid consideration for the Language School you must fill out a separate financial aid application. Financial aid for the Language School is dispersed on a first-come-first-served basis and students should apply early for full consideration.
There are many opportunities to enhance your language skills before and during your degree program. Many students attend our intensive language programs:
I am fluent in a foreign language. Can I waive the language requirement for the international policy and business degree programs?
In certain cases, students who demonstrate near-native level fluency in a foreign language may waive all or part of their language requirements. Non-native English speakers who demonstrate a high level of English proficiency may also do this. Your Enrollment Manager will facilitate consideration for this upon request.