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Students enjoying coffee in one of the many cafés and eateries in and around Monterey.

Students with valid Middlebury Institute IDs can find all kinds of community discounts throughout Monterey County.

Here is a list of some participating local businesses and organizations, but be sure to ask about your student discount when you visit. A current MIIS ID is required for all checkouts, rentals, and purchases. Street addresses are in Monterey unless otherwise noted.

On-Campus Resources

The MIIS Costco Card is available to rent from the Office of Student Services after 10 a.m. on the day of rental and needs to be returned before 10 a.m. the following business day. The card requires a $10 deposit that you will receive when the card is returned.

Discounted MST Bus Pass
Students can purchase a discounted monthly bus pass for $70.00 (exact cash or check made out to Monterey Institute) in the Office of Student Services.

Item and Equipment Checkout
The Office of Student Services has many items available for student to borrow. View a full inventory list here. Reserve items by filling out the reservation form, stop into Student Services, or email student.services@miis.edu.


Monterey Bay Aquarium
$75 for a yearlong student membership
886 Cannery Row

Carmel Music Society
Adult full-time student tickets available for $10. Must call in advance to purchase.


Jacks Monterey
Monterey locals receive 15 percent off food (bring a CA ID with local address or your student ID!)
Located inside the Portola Hotel & Spa | 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA
(831) 649-7830

Monterey Cookhouse
Receive 20 percent off lunch bar with valid student ID
2149 N. Fremont St.
(831) 642-9900

Mariscos Puerto Nuevo
Free drink with any meal with a valid student ID
580 Broadway Ave., Seaside, CA
(831) 583-0411

Mountain Mike's Pizza
20 percent off your pizza order with valid student ID
880 Broadway Ave., Seaside, CA
(831) 899-7900

Googie Grill
Receive 20 percent off through September with student ID
1520 Del Monte Blvd., Seaside, CA
(831) 392-1520


CarmelBarre, located in downtown Monterey, offers fitness classes with low-impact, defined, isometric movements that will take your fitness to a new level. Students who show ID are eligible for discounted $12 classes (instead of the regular $20 price). 3-class passes also available for free (one per student, per semester) in the Office of Student Services.
465 Pacific Street
(831) 238-9766

Om Studios
Om Studios has an exclusive offer available for MIIS students, staff, and faculty: unlimited yoga and barre for $99 per month. This membership must be purchased in person at the studio.
631 Cass St.
(831) 214-9405

Seaside Yoga Sanctuary
Seaside Yoga Sanctuary has two locations, one in the heart of Seaside and the other located in downtown Pacific Grove. The Sanctuary offers classes for all yoga levels. MIIS students are eligible for a 3-class pass available through the Office of Student Services (one per student, per semester). They also offer student discounts on drop-in passes ($12 per class), and other student discounts including 3-class passes ($36), 5 class passes ($58), and a new student special that gives students an unlimited pass for 10 consecutive days for $20.

Gold's Gym
The corporate discount for Institute students is $29.99 per month with a $49 start-up fee. Membership is on a month-to-month basis. Monthly fees are paid through an electronic funds transfer from a checking, debit, or credit card account.
1510 Del Monte Center
(831) 655-4653

Monterey Sports Center
Institute students can pay a monthly rate of $55 per month, with a $50 start-up fee. Membership is on a month-to-month basis. Monthly fees are paid through an electronic funds transfer from a checking, debit, or credit card account.
301 E. Franklin Street
(831) 647-3730

In-Shape is more than just a gym—it’s a health club experience created with everyone in mind. Each club offers a wide variety of fitness, recreation and relaxation amenities for every performance level from beginners to workout enthusiasts. Plus, with 73 locations throughout California, it’s easy to find a club nearby. Visit website& for locations.

Monterey Bay Meditation Studio
Monterey Bay Meditation Studio, located in Pacific Grove, offers a space for meditation, connection, reflection, and learning, giving students an opportunity to practice mindfulness during their time in Monterey. Students are eligible for a single 3 class pass available through the Office Student Services Office (one per student, per semester). The studio also offers weekly drop-in sessions for $5, providing guided meditations on Tuesdays and silent meditations on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
529 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA
(831) 373-1017


Sudz Cyber Laundry
Free first load of laundry with student ID. Free eco-friendly laundry soap provided for students with ID.
709 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, CA
(831) 324-4920

"Just for students" massage: Monday–Thursday $89, and Friday–Sunday $99.
229 Main St., Salinas, CA
(831) 422-2500

Best Buy
Best Buy offers exclusive discounts on electronics for students.