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Defense Language Institute (DLI)

The Defense Language Institute (DLI) is located in beautiful Monterey, California. This is one of, if not the best, places to learn a foreign language - in the world! Seriously! They have a program that is so incredibly intense, that over 50% of the class I was in (the Russian language program) failed to progress to the end. (The school says it has a 15% attrition rate - riiiight). And even after finishing it (48 weeks, 6 hours a day), you still aren't finished, as there is a proficiency test that has to be taken to officially be considered good enough to be a 'linguist' for military purposes.

To the left here are more detailed information about Monterey, about the program, and then the surrounding area, as well as my own personal experience there. As always, if there is something you'd like to know, or perhaps even like me to add - email me!

This site is a life-long work in progress - some of the links may have material - some may not - feel free to make frequent trips back!

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This page was last updated on 03/26/12.