Monterey Institute of International Studies
7. Is there financial aid available for the FMS program?

There are a limited number of merit- and need-based full and partial scholarships for the FMS training and field program. All applicants (current students and non-students) are eligible to apply for scholarships. Please indicate that you would like to be considered for a scholarship in the online application.  

6. Can I receive academic credit for the FMS training program?

The FMS training program is available for 1-6 credits on a pass/no-pass basis. The FMS field program is available for 6 credits. It is the participant's responsibility to verify whether the credit receiving institution accepts the credits from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

3. How do I apply?

Apply to the FMS program by filling out the online application.

2. What are the application requirements? Am I eligible?

All participants must submit the online application and upload a resume, recent official or unofficial transcript (or copy of their diploma) within the online application.

If you have any trouble uploading documents within your application, please send the documents to or fax these documents to 831-647-6693.

Upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, career-changers, and current professionals are encouraged to apply.

2. When is the Frontier Markets Scouts training program offered?

FMS training sessions are typically offered twice a year (winter and summer cycles).

The winter training programs will be offered in two locations:

  • Monterey, January 12-23, 2015 
  • Amsterdam: February 16-27, 2015