Similar names and smiles may cause people to confuse sisters Ahri and Ahra Lee, but now that both are pursuing translation and interpretation degrees at the Monterey Institute, their different career aspirations testify to the diverse opportunities this degree offers.
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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.
Alumni Anne-Claire Benoit (MPA ’12), Kathleen Gordon (MPA ’12), and Bill Reinecke (MBA ’10) were chosen for one-year assignments in Africa from hundreds of qualified applicants for the very selective Catholic Relief Services Fellowships.
Dr. Rosa Otunbayeva, past president of the Kyrgyz Republic, shared with Monterey Institute students her experiences leading the first peaceful transition from an authoritarian state to a parliamentary democracy in Central Asia.
Monterey Institute student Chung-kuan Chen (MACI ’14) won first prize at the 2013 Televic Chinese-English Simultaneous Interpreting Competition held at Newcastle University earlier this month.
The rapidly evolving Syria crisis has led national media to seek out leading chemical weapons and nonproliferation experts at the Monterey Institute and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
Diplomatic Courier’s list of 99 top foreign policy leaders under the age of 33 includes 2010 MIIS graduate Aaron Stein, a nonproliferation specialist currently based in Turkey.
The popular four-year-old student club B.U.I.L.D. continues to offer free language lessons to both MIIS students and the wider Monterey community, with the addition this year of teacher seminars and curriculum support for new teachers.
Monterey Institute Professor Cas Shulman-Mora was joined by five current and former students this summer at the International Conference Interpretation Practicum she has taught and directed for the last three years in a former Spanish royal palace in Santander, Spain.
Launched last fall with 24 students, the Monterey Institute’s Master’s Degree Program in International Education Management continues to grow in popularity, adding 40 new students this fall.
Over 40 organizations, businesses and community groups presented their services and opportunities for students at the Monterey Institute’s annual Student Information Fair, helping the incoming class make connections early and make the most of their time in Monterey.