In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to not hold the 2020 Summer Peacebuilding Program (July 27 to August 14) in Monterey. The health and safety of our participants, staff, and faculty are our foremost concern. At this time, we are exploring options for a fall program or postponement until the summer of 2021. We will communicate our final plans by the end of July 2020. Thank you for your patience and please do not hesitate to contact us (ccs@miis.edu) if you have any questions.
 

To apply to the 2020 SPP, click here.

We are excited to announce our sixth 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 2020 program will run from July 27 to August 14, 2020. The opening reception is scheduled for July 26 and participation in the event is 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

2020 SPP Applications are now open. For any questions, please contact us at ccs@miis.edu

SPP applications are accepted on a rolling basis, we review and respond to applicants two weeks after applications are received. The following is our admission criteria for the 2020 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 2020 SPP:

  • General Participants (with shared lodging for three weeks and food for one week): USD 1250
  • Middlebury College Students (with shared lodging for three weeks and food for one week): USD 1000
  • Middlebury Institute Students (with shared lodging for one week and food for one week): USD 750

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 Friday, April 24, 2020 (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: Thursday, May 14, 2020 (midnight PST) (non-refundable)

Contact Information

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