Six Monterey Institute students and alumni received U.S. Fulbright scholarship awards for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Scholarship funds are still available for fall 2013 admission to our graduate programs.
Meet Kathi, TESOL professor and winner of the 2013 Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award.
Students discuss their work with the indigenous people of the Sacred Valley of Perú.
Catherine turned an internship into a leadership position promoting permaculture in Malawi.
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No other teacher impressed me as much as Prof. Garrett. I loved the man and the professor. At first, he intimidated me so much (I was still struggling with my spoken English) that I avoided his class. Next quarter, at a final exam paper on third world countries, which he graced with an A+, he wrote: "This a beautifully written, deeply felt paper. It's a model graduate paper". 30 years later, I still keep that paper as well as fond, affectionate memories of an exceptional man. May he rest in peace.
Dr. Garrett was a fantastic professor who knew how to bring out everyone's best thinking. I thoroughly enjoyed his classes and have fond memories of our discussions. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family.
Dr. Garrett helped his students take their learning to new levels. He engaged those in his classes in a way brought out everyone's best thinking. I am saddened to hear of MIIS's loss and wish his family the best.
Steve knew I was a runner and invited me and few other students and professors to participate in a 10K run through Pfeiffer State National Park in Big Sur. It was a glorious morning and we ran through the forest with beams of light piercing the morning dew. At about the halfway mark, deep in the woods, we passed a four string quartet dressed in tuxedos playing Vivaldi. Bewildered, I looked at Steve and said "did you see that? and he replied "No".
I am saddened that Steve is no longer with us. He gave me a jewel of an experience and one that that I will always treasure. Thank you Steve.
I just learned today of his passing and I am deeply moved. He was one of the most influential professors I had while I was at MIIS and I am saddened by the news of his passing. Professor Garrett believed in all his students to achieve their very best, he truly cared about young minds and filled those minds with the truth about the world - his Human Rights class was one of the most impactful courses at MIIS and no one would be able to quite fill his shoes. He supported me in my Fulbright application and I was able to go onwards to keep educating myself and enlighten myself as he enlighten others. You will be missed and hope you rest in peace Professor Garrett.
I was at MIIS only briefly, back in the late 1980s. But in my short time there, Prof. Garrett mentored me and helped me tremendously, and I remember him fondly.
If anyone was an icon at MIIS, it was Steve Garrett! What a grievous loss! What a class act he was!
Professor Garrett will be greatly missed. He was a thoughtful and encouraging instructor who gave even the quietest student a voice.
Enhanced by sunny skies, campus sparkled as the richness of diversity of the MIIS student body truly radiated on Saturday. The International Bazaar seemed organized, dynamic and engaging. One of the best in 24 years! To all who contributed to the delicious recipes and the cultural entertainment: Well done!