Are scholarships available to cover the tuition and fees of my summer program?

Yes, funding for EPGS students may be available through the Betty & David Jones Language Scholarship. To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must be admitted to a degree program in International Policy Studies, International Environmental Policy, Public Administration, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, International Business (MBA), or Teaching Foreign Language, for fall 2014 at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Do I need to apply for this program? / How can I apply for this program?

If you have already applied to a Masters program at the Monterey Institute, no additional application is necessary. However, students who have been required to attend EPGS must complete three items no later than May 1, 2014 to indicate they plan to come to the summer program:

Who can I contact for more information about EPGS?

Intensive English Programs Phone: 1-831-647-4115
460 Pierce Street Fax: 1-831-647-3534
Monterey, CA 93940 USA Email: languages@miis.edu

What are the program dates for 2014 & how much does the program cost?

EPGS will run June 30 - August 8, 2014. Tuition and fees for 2014 total $3,675.00. ($3900.00 for Translation & Interpretation students.) All students must also show proof of health insurance coverage. If you do not have your own Insurance policy, you can purchase coverage through the Monterey Institute. These fees do not include living expenses.

Is there an exam that I am required to pass at the end of this program?

While there is not a formal exit exam in EPGS, all students must successfully complete their summer English program by receiving passing grades in all of their classes and by meeting attendance requirements.

What is the weekly EPGS schedule like?

EPGS is a rigorous program which aims to prepare students for their graduate-level coursework. Students attend English content and skills classes 5 hours each day. These classes are designed to hone the language skills you specifically need to succeed in graduate programs and focus on English for Academic Purposes. You will work on reading and listening strategies, note-taking, research and report writing, and public speaking. You will also meet weekly with a writing tutor for personalized feedback on your assignments.

I applied as a graduate student at the Monterey Institute. Why have I been asked to attend EPGS?

In most cases, the results of your TOEFL or IELTS exam indicate that your English language skills need additional improvement in order for you to succeed in our rigorous master’s programs. The admissions committee has decided that you could benefit from more English language exposure and instruction. Successful completion of the EPGS program is a pre-requisite to admission into your graduate school program.

What is the purpose of this program?

The six-week summer intensive English Preparation for Graduate Studies (EPGS) program provides advanced language enhancement courses in English for Academic Purposes customized for students who have been admitted to  Master's degree programs. This unique, intensive program has two main goals: to give students the language skills and strategies necessary to succeed in an American graduate degree program, and to acclimate participants to graduate student life.