Monterey Institute student Xiao’ou Zhu of China describes her Development Theory and Practice course at the Monterey Institute as “transformative” – a description that came true when, based on her classwork, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture offered her a position.
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Four students in the Monterey Institute‘s Intensive English Language program are also teaching free courses in their native languages as part of the B.U.I.L.D. student language club.
Ten teams of Monterey Institute students are working on innovative solutions to Monterey County’s fresh water challenges as part of a cross-disciplinary learning experience this semester.
Twenty-five Monterey Institute students are taking part in a year-long development practicum experience that includes a fall semester course on policy analysis and project design, a research trip to Peru in January, and a spring semester course focused on data analysis and crafting a final report.
Five students from the Monterey Institute of International Studies who are looking to make a difference will compete March 7-8 in the regional finals for the Hult Prize, “the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good.”
Four Monterey Institute MBA students traveled to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January to compete in the final round of the international Business for a Better World competition, sponsored by Corporate Knights and the Schulich School of Business.
Literally taking class work to the field, two Monterey Institute students and a recent alumna traveled to Haiti this January to implement a student-designed teacher-training curriculum.
Monterey Institute alumnus Michael Murphy is leading efforts to build Massachusetts’ water technology cluster, bringing together nearly 300 organizations, companies and institutions to create a world-class hub of water innovation.
Hired after graduation by Stanford Hospital and Clinics, where she interned as a student, Monterey Institute alumna Johanna Parker combines medical interpreting with freelance work for the U.S. State Department and others.
The stakes are high as four Monterey Institute students travel to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland later this month to participate in the final round of the Business for a Better World Competition, after beating out competitors from universities around the world.