Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

We offer our Certificate in International Development and Social Change and client projects in six locations around the world.

Certificate Training Locations


Monterey: Come to the place where our program was originally launched. Once the capital of the California territory under Spain, Monterey is known as the "language capital of the world." Here you will convene on the Institute’s international campus to put your training into action, within walking distance of the wharf, beach, and historic downtown.

DPMI Monterey - A Learning Journey
-blog post by Josh Fleming, MAIPD 2015


Rwanda: With a focus on health, gender, and education, you will build skills in project planning, facilitation, partnerships, and social marketing as a public health tool. Seven days of intensive classroom instruction will establish your base of knowledge. Then you will apply your learning over 2-3 days devoted to a “real-life” client project working with African professionals in developing innovative solutions for Partners in Health and the Rwandan Ministry of Health.

DPMI Rwanda - What a Wonderful World - blog post by Samantha Thomas, MAIEM 2016

Washington DC: Located in the heart of DC close to development organizations, government offices, and famous landmarks, you can build your network while designing a project to solve a problem. Working in teams, you will expand your social capital skills and explore power dynamics. As an innovator and problem-solver, you will strengthen your leadership skills to collaborate for positive change.

DPMI Washington DC 2016: An East Coaster Returns Home - blog post by Daniele Elizaire, MPA 2017


Past Training Locations and Programs



Egypt: This course will be offered by American University in Cairo (AUC) to MIIS and AUC graduate students. It will be led by an AUC professor and include a hybrid of lectures and field work. Participants will learn about the social services sector and international development within the Egyptian context. Participants will complete a small client project for a Cairo-based nonprofit as part of this course. 

Washington DC

Washington DC: MIIS students will travel to Washington, D.C. to complete a client project with one of three leading international development and social change organizations. Students will learn valuable skills that complement the DPMI Certificate training.


Kenya: Working side-by-side with Kenyan professionals from leading NGOs, you will design innovative solutions that address local priorities. Through gaining skills in fostering participatory development, your training will focus on education to lead change, measure progress, craft attractive funding proposals, and use monitoring data to communicate results.

DPMI Kenya – Reflections from Abroad - blog post Maritza Munzon,

MPA/IEM 2015

A DPMI alumni training was also offered at Pact in Quito, Ecuador 2006-2007.