While in Monterey, you may have questions about the academic culture of the Institute—or American culture in general.

Helpful Tips

Questions about adjusting to life in the U.S.? Check out these helpful tips.

Driver’s Licenses and California IDs

Information for Middlebury Institute students and scholars who want to get a California ID or driver’s license.

Social Security Numbers

Information about Social Security numbers for Middlebury Institute international students and scholars.

Banking Information

There are several banks within walking distance of the Institute. Find more information about opening an account and taking advantage of other services.

Tax Information

Important tax information for non-U.S. citizens who receive any type of income; e.g., salary, stipend, honorarium, scholarship, etc.

Letters of Support

The staff at ISSS write a variety of support letters for international students and scholars.