MIIS Board Member Jed Smith has presented the Monterey Institute community with an exciting challenge. If 250 alumni and friends of the Institute make a gift of any size in the next 25 days, he will match these gifts with $25,000 for financial aid. Spread the word!
Toastmaster Magazine recently highlighted the unique character of the MIIS Club, where members have partnered with the school’s translation and interpretation program to offer presentations in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian that are interpreted simultaneously into those four languages, Japanese, and French.
A story we posted last year about alumni from the same era working at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey spurred a flurry of e-mails from groups of Monterey Institute alumni working closely together around the world!
After simulating nonproliferation treaty negotiations for a whole semester in class, three Monterey Institute students had the opportunity to experience the real event at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Friends and family members from near and far gathered in Monterey on Saturday to celebrate the achievements of 278 students from 40 countries at the Monterey Institute Spring Commencement. Sounds of cheers and laughter mixed in with ceremonial bagpipes echoed through town, signaling new beginnings for an accomplished group of graduates.
For the second year in a row, Monterey Institute students dominated the Televic Simultaneous Interpreting Competition in Newcastle, England, taking first, third and fifth place in the competition.
An anonymous donor has given $2.1 million to create two new scholarship funds honoring the former and current presidents of the Monterey Institute.
The new Center on Social Impact Learning at the Monterey Institute will focus on social entrepreneurship and impact investing, overseeing the existing Frontier Market Scouts program and adding new programs aimed at training students for careers in developing economies.
The City Council of Monterey this week officially recognized the outstanding contribution of Monterey Institute students Matthew Nichols and Gabriel Kiritz to the Climate Action Plan, an initiative to reduce the city’s carbon impact.
In its fifth year at the Monterey Institute, TEDxMonterey thrilled and inspired over 300 attendees on Saturday, celebrating a day of ideas worth spreading, around the theme of “Edges.“