Summer Intensive Chinese Program

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

In Just 8 Weeks, You Can...

Improve your Chinese by one or more ACTFL proficiency levels*


Earn up to a year of academic credit to transfer to your home institution


Participate in engaging co-curricular activities like trips to a bubble tea factory in Chinatown, making dumplings, learning calligraphy, karaoke nights, and much more!



*89% of students accomplished this in 2015. Learn more about the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

Learn How to Apply!

Application opens this December

Some Chinese Program Highlights:

  • Beautiful Monterey, California location

  • Small class sizes with an average of 10 students per class

  • 21 hours of intensive language learning each week


  • $4,175 tuition: we also accept home institution financial aid and outside scholarships


  • Instructors from Taiwan and Mainland China with advanced teaching degrees and years of experience

  • Conversation partner program, which offers a chance to interact with native Chinese speakers from the Institute’s graduate and ESL programs

  • Courses are content-based and ideal for preparing you for living or studying abroad, working in Chinese, further study, and much more!

Hear from a Chinese SILP Student

The Summer MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds, Featuring Gina Wong