Student Services staff at the Monterey Institute knows that the last week of the semester can be a very stressful time for students, so they offer a variety of relaxing activities such as a chance to cuddle visiting puppies, free massages, and the chance to decorate a gingerbread house.
A survey of recent MIIS graduates found an impressive 87 percent employed, with 64 percent using their language of study in their work.
Monterey Institute alumna Maureen Fura, an activist fighting for awareness and help for women suffering from perinatal and postpartum mental health issues, is thankful for the support she has received and to MIIS for giving her the tools to further this project.
The Monterey Institute recently launched a ReadyCam video broadcast studio that offers easy media access to our Monterey-based faculty and staff experts such as Dr. Jeffrey Lewis of CNS, who was interviewed on PBS Newshour last week.
Gratitude looms large in the mind of Monterey Institute professor Peter Shaw, who is actively trying to “thank outside the box” this year.
We can’t reach our goals, whether personal or global without working together,” says Monterey Institute staff member Dollie Pope, who is especially thankful for all the people who support her in her daily life and at work.
First year Monterey Institute students from France and Brazil have already formed a bond that goes beyond casual friendship as they prepare to share a feast in the spirit of Thanksgiving: “We are each other’s family.”
A former president and two ambassadors participated in CNS Director William Potter’s arms control negotiation course at the Monterey Institute this semester, adding tremendous realism to the simulation, as well as valuable insight about negotiating techniques.
Close to 40 Monterey Institute students and faculty members from the International Education Management program attended a recent NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference, with eight presenting there.
Whether working to save sharks in China, help sustainable cacao farmers in Belize, or improve a Danish company’s environmental management practices, environmental policy students at the Monterey Institute are adding valuable professional experience to their degrees.