Summer Intensive French Program

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

In Just 8 Weeks, You Can...

Improve your French 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 guided hikes in Point Lobos, picnics by the ocean, and French movie nights.



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

Learn How to Apply!

Application opens this December

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 engaging real-world topics (e.g. health, international relations, art) via authentic texts from varied sources.

  • Integration of the four skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening, with a focus on pair and small group work.

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

Learn More about Our Program and hear from a French Student

Middlebury Institute's Summer Intensive Language Program: Living the Language