Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

International Trade

Graduates of the International Trade & Economic Diplomacy program will be equipped to pursue careers in trade, development, and human rights organizations around the world. This program is offered for enrollment beginning in the fall of 2015.


What MIIS Alumni in the Fields of Trade and Diplomacy are Doing

  • Director for APEC Affairs, US Trade Representative
  • Global Policy Senior Manager, Information Technology Industry Council
  • Director, Asia Business Development and Aviation Policy, The Boeing Company
  • Director of Government Affairs, Apple
  • Professor of Trade, Renmin University, and at Shandong
  • Senior Manager, Apple
  • Senior Manager, International Trade & Energy Policy, Cisco Corp
  • Counselor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Republic of Korea
  • Trade Policy Analyst, OECD
  • Foreign Service Officer, US Dept of State
  • Deputy Chief of Party, Supporting Economic Analysis and Development in Indonesia, Nathan Associates
  • Managing Director, Industry and Trade Development, Nathan Associates
  • Director, International at The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
  • Director for Western Europe and Middle East Affairs, US Trade Representative


What Do Our Students Do in the Summer?

Population Surveyed: Students in Summer 2016
Secured Opportunity: 89%
Locations Outside the US Include: China, Dominican Republic, Italy

Select Internship Employers

  • Monterey Bay International Trade Association 
  • US Consulate General, Milan Italy 
  • US Department of Commerce 
  • US Department of State 
  • Wine Institute

Select Internship Position Titles

  • Field Study in China 
  • Graduate Intern:International Trade Policy 
  • Intern, Office of Enforcement and Compliance 
  • Intern, Office of Trade Negotiations and Analysis 
  • Research Assistant


An Economic Ambassador

Middlebury Institute alumna Kathleen Motzenbecker MAIPS ’97 helps Minnesota businesses compete in the global marketplace, and has been called the “state’s economic ambassador.”

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Timur Karimov

Works for: EnSol Technology

Title: CEO

“My two years at MIIS were literally life-changing. Holding an MACD degree combined with my absolute confidence that I possess world class skills in managing business regulation allowed me to land an enviable corporate job directly in my field of study. I became a regulatory affairs manager with British American Tobacco in Moscow where I used my knowledge from day one. From then on I continued my growth building upon the solid foundation I acquired at MIIS.”

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Mike Nunes

Works for: Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Title: Director, Asia Business Development and Policy

"Through MIIS I was exposed to a diverse and wide network of trade policy professionals, many of whom were instrumental in helping me to launch my trade career. The unique curriculum with its mix of policy and business analysis provided the necessary tools. My MIIS experience was the foundation for my international affairs career."

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Xiaomeng Lu

Works for: Information Technology Industry Council

Title: Director, Global Policy

Xiaomeng received her Masters in International Trade Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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