We are excited to announce our fifth Summer Peacebuilding Program (SPP) in Monterey!
 

2019 SPP Applications are now closed. For any questions, please contact us at ccs@miis.edu

We are excited to announce our fifth Summer Peacebuilding Program (SPP), a three-week long intensive training program designed to bridge the theory and practice of building peace in societies that are emerging from conflict, violence or war. Learn more about the Summer Peacebuilding Program and the certificate.

The SPP is an intense program with about eight hours of classwork per day and an expectation of regular group work deadlines being met. The final week of the SPP is residential in Mount Madonna.

Please scroll below for details.

Date & Venue

The 2019 program will run from July 29 to August 16, 2019. The opening reception is scheduled for July 28 and participation in the event in mandatory. The first and second week of SPP will be held at the MIIS campus in Monterey with a lodging option within walking distance to campus. The third week of SPP will be residential at the Mount Madonna Conference Center in Watsonville, CA.

Admission

2019 SPP Applications are now closed. For any questions, please contact us at ccs@miis.edu

SPP applications were accepted on a rolling basis, so we reviewed and responded to applicants two weeks after applications were received. The following is our admission criteria for the 2019 SPP:

(a) Proficiency in the English language

(b) Academic or equivalent work experience

(c) Clear personal and career goals

(d) Ability to meet SPP financial requirements

Program Cost

The SPP program cost is as follows for the 2019 SPP:

  • General Participants (with shared lodging for three weeks and food for one week): USD 1000
  • Middlebury College Students (with shared lodging for three weeks and food for one week): USD 750
  • Middlebury Institute Students (with shared lodging for one week and food for one week): USD 600

There are few partial scholarships available for select participants who meet all admission criteria. These scholarships are not available to MIIS students.

Students can receive academic credits for the program (paying additional tuition fees as required by their educational institution). MIIS students can receive up to six credits for the SPP (conflict resolution certificate students can also count two credits towards their practice requirement).

Scholarship

There are few partial scholarships available for select participants who meet all admission criteria. These scholarships are not available to MIIS students.

Deadlines and Due Dates

  • Applications Deadline: Rolling Basis but final deadline is Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (midnight PST) 
  • Acceptance Letters emailed: Two weeks after application received
  • Deposit due: On admission (Non-refundable USD 100 for MIIS/MIDD students and USD 250 for general participants, to reserve space)
  • Final payment due: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 (midnight PST) (non-refundable)

Contact Information

To contact the SPP, please email ccs@miis.edu.