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.
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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.
President Sunder Ramaswamy welcomed a diverse group of 388 new students from 32 countries, speaking 28 different native languages to the Monterey Institute, stressing their common identity as both “citizens of the world” and citizens of the Monterey Institute community.
Signalling continuous growth and expansion of academic programs, the Monterey Institute welcomed nine new faculty members this fall. The new faculty reflect the diverse campus, arriving from near and far and bringing a range of new experience and knowledge to share with students in different programs.
Reflecting back to her first days as a student at the Monterey Institute, alumna Miriam Fugfugosh says the warm and welcoming atmosphere extended “from orientation to graduation.” She remains part of this welcoming community as an active member of the robust international MIIS alumni network.
“Make the most of every opportunity,” is the advice recent Monterey Institute graduate Nathalie Marin-Gest gives current students. She used her connections from a summer internship at Fair Trade USA to land a full-time position in her chosen field by the time she graduated.
Fulbright students from around the world participating in a Monterey Institute program designed to help prepare them for graduate studies in the United States got a very special lesson on U.S. government from Congressman Sam Farr.
Over two hundred Monterey Institute alumni from near and far gathered in Monterey for an action-packed reunion weekend that one alumna called "Probably the best weekend of my life -- it was like we were all students again!"
Hailed by the American Literary Translator’s Association as “today’s foremost translator of classic Samurai texts,” Monterey Institute alumnus William Scott Wilson is perhaps best known for his translation of Hagakure that he started working on while still a student.
A recent campus panel sponsored by the Monterey Institute’s Summer Intensive Language Program offered students an in-depth briefing on career opportunities in the language field and beyond for those with advanced language expertise.
Linda Childs Hothem (BAPS ’85) committed to the largest alumni gift in Monterey Institute history, pledging $450,000 over three years to support the Institute’s Center for the Blue Economy.