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The Middlebury 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.
Middlebury Institute student Kathryn Smart will study culture, politics, and religion in Chechnya this summer before heading off to Georgia to improve her Chechen language skills on a Boren Fellowship.
Professor Philip J. Murphy was announced as the recipient of the Middlebury Institute’s 2015 Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award, and lauded for his “innovative, generous, and collaborative approach to teaching.”
“More than you know, the future is in your hands,” said UN High Representative Angela Kane of Middlebury Institute graduates at the end of her commencement address on Saturday.
Middlebury Institute alumni Garvey McIntosh, Aaron Ebner, Adam Stieglitz, and Linda Childs Hothem were recognized at Saturday’s Spring Commencement ceremony for remarkable work in their fields and ongoing commitment to the Institute.
Middlebury Institute student Amanda Bensel has joined forces with other Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from Nepal to raise funds for transitional housing in the area where their host families live, among the hardest hit by recent earthquakes.
Middlebury Institute professor Beryl Levinger and alumna Nikki Gillette once again directed the research for Save the Children’s State of the World’s Mothers Report, widely cited in national and international media in recent days.
Nine Middlebury Institute students have been selected for a paid summer internship at Stanford Health Care, offering them excellent training and future employment opportunities in the field of medical interpretation.
Middlebury Institute student Stephanie Gentle is adding her eighth and ninth languages as a Boren Fellow in Kyrgyzstan while using her skills to conduct valuable research for her international environmental policy degree.
Middlebury Institute alumni participating in relief efforts in their native Nepal gave updates on the situation after the catastrophic earthquake on Saturday, and described the challenges ahead.
Middlebury Institute faculty members Holly Mikkelson and Johanna Parker each received awards from the California Healthcare Interpreting Association at its March 2015 annual conference.