Spend a semester or year of study at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and start your master’s degree before you graduate from college.
Take graduate-level courses at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) that apply to your undergraduate degree—and get a head start on your master’s with our accelerated degree option.
Meet and work with professionals while gaining practical experience in your academic concentration, and hone your language skills at one of the world’s finest institutes of international studies. Check out these fast facts about the Middlebury Institute.
The Middlebury Institute of International Studies prepares students for professional roles in cross-cultural, multilingual environments.
The Middlebury California Climate Semester offers students the chance to study climate and the environment in California. Students take core courses designed uniquely for this climate program and directly enroll in courses in the International Environmental Policy program at MIIS.
Enhance your undergraduate degree with graduate courses in the following:
||August 30 - December 17
||January 24 - May 21*
*The Middlebury California Climate Semester, which runs only in the spring, follows a different calendar, as there is a January term component. Please refer to the MCCS webpage for details.
For Middlebury College students: If you study at MIIS for the spring semester, you may not enroll in J-term on the Vermont campus. You will earn a Winter Term Equivalent credit (WTEQ) if you enroll in a full load of courses at MIIS.
View the current MIIS calendar.
2021-2022 Academic Year
|Tuition and Fees
|Student Activity Fee
For Middlebury College students, financial aid packages travel with them. Students from other institutions should contact their financial aid office.
Students can anticipate additional out-of-pocket expenses, which, for Middlebury students, will be factored into your financial aid award. In addition to the posted out-of-pocket expenses, students can anticipate travel costs associated with getting to Monterey, and therefore Middlebury students who are financial aid recipients can expect a travel allowance to be calculated into their aid award. (Again, students from other institutions should contact their financial aid office.)
Students must have achieved an average of B or better in their major courses, and an overall average of B- or better. Students are expected to have completed relevant course work for the academic program to which they’re applying. Students must have junior or senior standing when they participate on the program, unless given special permission.
- Completed application, including essay
- Tentative course selection (if applicable)
- Major Advisor (Middlebury students only)
- Study Away Advisor Approval (Non-Middlebury students only)
- $75 application fee (Non-Middlebury students only)
Final deadlines for complete applications are as follows:
||Fall or Academic Year
|Middlebury College Students
|Students from other institutions
We will consider late applications if space is available. Once the deadline has passed, students will not be able to access the application without first calling our office at (802) 443-5745 or emailing Susan Parsons.
Students are expected to enroll in a full load of courses at MIIS, totaling at least 12 but not exceeding 16 credits. If students enroll in more than 16 credits, they are charged an overload rate of $1,777 per credit.
Weekend workshops may be taken for credit; however, all courses are individually evaluated to determine eligibility for undergraduate degree credit. Many weekend workshops are offered only on a pass/fail basis. If a student enrolls in a course where pass/fail is the only available grade option for the course, the course may be considered for undergraduate degree credit and, if approved by your institution, will count as a nonstandard grade (NSG).
For Middlebury College Students
See the conversion information below for MIIS and Middlebury credits. Since the credit equivalent assigned to each course is a matter of policy, not assessment, students may not appeal the determinations of credit values.
||Middlebury College Credit
|3 or 4
*1 Middlebury College credit=4 semester credits
Students will stay in a Middlebury Institute dormitory. This is a brand new residence that will be available to all undergraduates studying away in Monterey.
For more information about Study Away, contact Susan Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-443-5448.