Summer Intensive Russian Program

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

In Just 8 Weeks, You Can...

Improve your Russian 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 attending a Russian Orthodox service, making pirozhki, and enjoying bonfires on the beach.



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

Learn How to Apply!

Application opens this December

Russian Program Highlights:

  • Beautiful Monterey, California location


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

  • Expert instructors and excellent tutors

  • 21 hours of intensive language learning each week


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

  • Students are exposed to real-world materials such as YouTube videos, Russian pop music lyrics, and animation to stimulate broad-ranging communicative activities.


  • Students work on individual projects to develop fluency in their own fields of interest.


  • Conversation partner program, which offers a chance to interact with native-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 Russian, further study, and much more!

Hear from a Russian SILP Student

The Summer MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds, Featuring Conner Anderson