Monterey Institute alumnus (and professor) Mike Gillen has mentored students of the Russian language for close to 30 years, but is equally well-known as the beloved bagpipe-playing leader of the Commencement procession.
The Monterey Institute is home to thousands of individual stories of international engagement and impact — learn more about them here.
The Monterey Institute of International Studies is a vibrant campus community with an abundance of global connections and interesting stories to tell. Our students teach and learn in multiple languages and put their graduate professional education to work all over the world in contexts ranging from economic development to language education to international business to nuclear nonproliferation to conference interpretation to global environmental initiatives. You can find student stories sprinkled across this site and in our MIIS Spotlight. Some of those stories are also told in our Communiqué newsletter, and in our news releases. You can find an expert on your own, or contact us for more information.
Alumna Satomi Kobayashi (MATFL ’97) took her talents as a language professional around the world to Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania before returning to settle down back in Monterey.
The Monterey Institute’s new 18-month master’s degree program in international trade and economic diplomacy will feature two semesters in Monterey and one in Washington, DC.
Challenged to make 250 gifts of any size in 25 days to earn a $25,000 donor match supporting student financial aid, the Monterey Institute community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni more than doubled their target.
A new six-month certificate program at the Monterey Institute will train court, medical, legal and educational interpreters.
You never know where an international career may take you – for alumnus Garvey McIntosh, the path led from Japan to Monterey to a rewarding career as an international programs specialist with NASA.
Every summer the Monterey Institute welcomes a group of dedicated students to campus who are intent on improving their second, third or even fourth language skills by the fall.
Monterey Institute students are celebrating yet another banner year for earning prestigious fellowships such as the Fulbright, Boren and the Presidential Management Fellowship, attributable to an excellent group of candidates with strong faculty and staff support.
Former Monterey Institute Frontier Market Scout Elliot Rosenberg’s new social venture, Favela Experience, is connecting World Cup fans with safe accommodations provided by people living in favelas, the tight-knit slum communities of Rio.
Recent Monterey Institute alumnus Amer Barghouth landed an exciting high-level position in his chosen field of renewable energy management less than three weeks after graduation, and says the training and education he received at MIIS prepared him well.