Students gather on the beach during sunset

We’re opening our doors just for you. Join our open-house event.

Sign Up

Join us for the summer 2024 Preview Days on July 11–12. Experience firsthand how our in-person and online master’s programs transform our students’ global careers. Explore our beautiful Monterey, California, location and meet the faculty, staff, and students who will help you achieve your professional and personal goals.

Please note that this is an in-person event.

Who Should Attend Preview Days?

The Middlebury Institute Preview Days is an open-house event for prospective students at any stage in their graduate school search, whether they are already admitted, just starting to consider graduate school, or anywhere in between.

We are also excited to welcome staff from our partner organizations and staff/faculty from colleges and universities. We know that your students, employees, and participants often come to you for advice on graduate school—our Preview Days are the perfect opportunity to get meaningful insight into our programs.

Thursday Schedule (July 11)

The schedule below is subject to change but will be finalized by June 1.

9:00–5:00 p.m. Check-In 

McCone Building

Connect with the admissions team to learn about the application process, scholarships, and more.

9:00–4:00 p.m. Career and Academic Advising Drop-Ins

McCone Building

Meet one-on-one with a career and academic advisor. Through collaborative relationships grounded in mutual respect and trust, the Center for Advising and Career Services can assist you with academic direction, skills development, career exploration, and professional opportunities aligned with your interests, languages, experiences, and goals. 

9:00–4:00 p.m. Financial Aid Drop-Ins

Case Fuente 435

Meet with our Student Financial Services team to better understand, manage, and finance the costs associated with your graduate program. Discuss the following topics:

  • Loans (federal and private)
  • Work-study
  • Veteran’s benefits

9:00–4:00 p.m. Student Life Drop-Ins

McCone Building

Connect with our Student Life team to learn about Middlebury Institute life outside the classroom, from health and wellness to student organizations and professional development funding.

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Expert Discussion (1 of 2)

McCone Building

Topic TBA. Our faculty will lead a discussion on an area of Middlebury Institute expertise: global security, development, education, sustainability, or language services.

5:00–6:00 p.m. Campus Residential Hall Tour

Location: The tour will leave from the McCone building and walk to our residence hall at 787 Munras Ave.

After the tour, we will show you several great locations for dinner and evening exploration.

Friday Schedule (July 12)

The schedule below is subject to change but will be finalized by June 1.

8:30 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast

McCone Atrium

9:00 a.m. Welcome

McCone Atrium

We will welcome you to our Preview Days and share key insights on how the Middlebury Institute will help you launch or accelerate a career with purpose.

9:30–10:30 a.m. Program-Specific Sessions (1 of 2)


Faculty and advisors (career, academic, and enrollment) will guide you through the curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, and career outcomes for your program of interest.

  • Translation, Translation and Interpretation, Conference Interpretation
  • Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • International Education Management

10:30–11:30 a.m. Program-Specific Sessions (2 of 2)


  • Translation and Localization Management, Online Localization Project Management
  • International Policy and Development, MPA in Social Change, International Trade
  • TESOL, Online TESOL, Teaching Foreign Language

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Expert Discussion

McCone Building

Topic TBA. Topic TBA. Our faculty will lead a discussion on an area of Middlebury Institute expertise: global security, development, education, sustainability, or language services.

12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch 

Samson Student Center

1:30–3:30 p.m. Campus and Library Tours

Leave from the Samson Student Center

Our campus is conveniently located in downtown Monterey, California, a beautiful, safe, and historic city that is home to coastal beaches, scenic hiking trails, and dozens of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and grocery stores, all within a short walk of our pedestrian-friendly campus and student housing.

3:30–4:30 p.m. Closing Reception

Samson Student Center

Meet current students from your program who are participating in a wide range of class and extracurricular activities.


There are many great hotels in the Monterey area. Here are a few convenient options: 

  • Arbor Inn (limited number of discounted rooms available—check your Preview Days signup confirmation email for booking details)
  • Monterey Hostel (the most affordable housing option in the area; approximately $20 per night)
  • Colton Inn (about 2 blocks)
  • Marriott (across the street) 
  • Casa Munras (about 7-10 minute walk, across from Munras Residence Hall, our student housing)
  • Check out this list of Monterey-area hotels for more options.


You will see signs for parking at the following locations:


The Institute is located in central California in the city of Monterey, approximately 130 miles (210 kilometers) south of San Francisco and 350 miles (560 kilometers) north of Los Angeles. 

Get directions.

Things to Do in Monterey

Visit to learn more things to do in the area before or after Preview Days. Some of our favorites are below:

  • Hiking trails: Point Lobos, Garrapata, Jacks Peak
  • Old Monterey Wharf
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Cannery Row
  • 17 Mile Drive
  • Nightlife: Alvarado Street, Downtown Carmel
  • Beaches: Del Monte Beach, Lovers Point, Asilomar, Carmel Beach 
  • Wine tasting in Carmel Valley: Folktale, Georis
  • Whale watching

Campus Map

Please use this interactive campus map to help orient yourself.

Download or print a PDF of the campus map (updated April 2023).

Why Preview Days?

Check out these quotes from past attendees:

“The faculty and current students were so welcoming and informative. It definitely solidified my decision to apply.”

Ashton D.

“It was a great way to get a taste of what it’s like to be enrolled in a program. We met faculty and staff and newly graduated students in our field of study.”

Heejung L.

“Attending Preview Days moved the Institute to the top of my grad school preferences. The faculty and students did a great job differentiating it from other programs.”

Sam H.

“This is a great opportunity to network with faculty and staff and to meet fellow potential students.”

Cameron H.

“My session with the advisor was great! She thoroughly explained what I wanted to know about my degree of interest and answered all my questions.”

Julio T.

“I was on the fence about applying and whether or not the Institute was a good fit for me, but now I’m ready to apply. I want to be part of this community of world changers!  

Emily J.

Contact Us