Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Students who thrive in our program generally share some or all of these characteristics:


An internal drive to improve the quality of living for people everywhere by addressing today’s pressing economic, social, environmental issues


A focus on bringing about change on a local, national, regional or global scale


The ability to affect change and contribute to the global community with the right tools and experience


A commitment to social enterprise and social entrepreneurship, understanding that business perspectives, tools, and experience can be a powerful force of change

Globally minded

An international focus and understanding of cross-cultural values


Second language proficiency gained in college or by living with language


Professional experience in the private, public or non-profit sectors


An appreciation for a collaborative learning environment and mentorship, and the opportunities to apply knowledge in real-world settings