Professional Certification

Interpretation Classroom

The Monterey Institute of International Studies is the only school in the United States that has set up a comprehensive professional exam system as a means to certify the professional readiness of our graduates for the professional market.  At the end of their studies here in Monterey, students are required to take professional exams in translation, consecutive interpretation and/or simultaneous interpretation depending on their degree tracks.  Students who successfully pass the professional exams will be granted the Professional Exams Certificate, which indicates the language combinations of the student as defined by international professional organizations, such as AIIC.

Thesis Option

Students interested in pursuing research may also elect to do a thesis during their final year.