Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Sports and Recreation

MIIS Climbing Club

The MIIS Climbing club serves to unite the MIIS climbing community of all levels. Experienced members serve as encouraging mentors for novice climbers. The club offers a supportive space where climbers of all backgrounds can hold each other accountable for getting outdoors during busy academic moments and growing together through a mutual love of the sport.

President: Jon Fain

Treasurer: Margot Draeger

MIIS Futbol Club - Globadores

The MIIS Futbol Club (aka The Globadores) is a competitive soccer team that is made up of students of the Institute in Monterey, California. Players come from all over the world to be a part of the "Globadores" MIIS soccer team. The team plays in the Monterey Peninsula Soccer League during fall and spring semesters. Games take place Sundays at Pacific Grove High School in Pacific Grove (a 10 minute car ride from campus), and are great social and school pride activities.

Captain: Jared Carvalho

Vice-Captains: Dan Swinyard

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MIIS Ping Pong Club

MIIS Ping Pong Club welcomes everybody who just want to get some exercises at the ping pong table. It is a great way to relieve stress, stimulate your brain, develop quick reaction, and, of course,  make friends. Come and have some well-deserved fun! 

Club President: Kuanysh Agaidarov

Club Treasurer: Joshua Tarillion

MIIS Softball Club - The MIISFits

The purpose of the MIISFits softball team is to provide a recreational outlet for the MIIS community, without excluding based on gender or ability. Students & alumni will practice and compete against local teams, providing entertainment to other MIIS students in an alcohol-free environment.

President: Seth Timpke

Treasurer: Tyler Henry

Club Email: MIISfitsoftball@miis.edu

Monterey Flyers

Monterey Flyers is a premier running club with a wide range of people from all over the world. Our roots are in running, but our aims are not in competing or racing, rather we enjoy each other’s company in running ourselves better and stronger. 

Club President: David Chen

Club Treasurer: Laura Schroeder

Tabletop Club

The Tabletop Club means to provide a friendly environment in which students can enjoy a wide collection of board games, card games and role-playing games. We want to promote socialization, creativity and allow students to unwind in a friendly environment.

President: Dana Parsons

Treasurer: Bryan Fetner

Outdoor Recreation Club

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a welcoming environment for MIIS community members of all levels to interact with the outdoors in a fun and safe way.

Goals Statement

  • Enable students to discover and apply new outdoor recreation skills
  • Encourage mind and body wellness
  • Offer activities to reduce stress and increase good health
  • Provide the tools and resources needed for students to successfully lead outdoor trips
  • Share outdoor experiences and knowledge with the entire MIIS community
  • Encourage an opportunity for MIIS community members to meet new people
  • Instill a sense of wonder and appreciation of the natural world

President: David Austin

Treasurer: Megan Garland


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