Heather Bessette set a goal for herself of a specific career in a specific location, and a year after graduating with a Joint MBA/MA International Environmental Policy degree from the Monterey Institute, she has achieved both.
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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.
At Monterey Institute Spring Commencement, three outstanding alumni were honored for their achievements and commitment to the Institute: Amaury Cooper, Sylvio Baltodano and William Godnick.
At Spring Commencement, student speaker Adnan Al-Hammody addresses the importance of moving past stereotypes.
Former Monterey Institute president Dr. Clara Yu delivers the commencement speech.
The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) recently moved into the newest addition to the Monterey Institute campus, a 10,500 square foot building at 499 Van Buren Street.
Monterey Institute students had great success this year with their applications for special fellowships and scholarships to pursue their passion for language study and research around the world.
The keynote speaker for the third annual Human Rights Fair at the Monterey Institute of International Studies on May 10 will be Benjamin Todd Jealous, president of the NAACP.
Reflecting the great quality of its program, the MIIS Intensive English as a Second Language Program has been formally accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation.
"Winning the Student Innovator Award was a wonderful culmination of my Joint MBA and International Environmental Policy degree.”
Monterey Institute professor Kathi Bailey, a nationally respected leader in the language teaching field, has won the Institute's Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award.