Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

The loss of Prof. Grothe was a complete shock to me especially I spent a whole semester (September 2011 - Feb 2012) at MIIS, almost meeting him on a weekly basis (either in a cultural gathering, meeting, lunch invitation, etc.) He was a great host not just to me but to all international students. The first time I meet him, you felt internal peace and warm connection with his attitude and kind heart. I am saddened but at the same time, I am happy that he left this world knowing that we all cared about him, respected him and will always remember him.

Dr. Peter Grothe is a WORLD CITIZEN who promoted peace and international collaboration and understandings...A man who believe that human beings are the same everywhere on earth...
I / We ... will always remember you.

I learnt a lot from him and I will always promote his tolerance and peaceful initiatives and will share it to my community.

RIP my dear professor.