Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

We need your help to collect 500 stories that highlight our multicultural identity, academic and professional achievements, and global impact.

We are a global community, united in our spirit of innovation and commitment to making an impact. Whether you're a student, alum, faculty or staff member, help us achieve this goal by contributing your story! All stories will be featured on the MIIS Around the World map, so let us know where yours should appear.


Be Yourself. Write in the first person to highlight your authentic voice.

Don't Write a Biography, Write A Story. Don't list facts, events, or dates. Instead, tell a story that captures the essence of the MIIS experience, how it has shaped who you are today.

Stories shouldn't be too specific, or too general. Here are two examples of great stories:


Dustin Brumley (TLM '10) talks about life after graduation including starting his own business.


Waleed Abdulabbas (MATESOL '13) shares how he is living a dream by attending the Institute.

Speak to Your Audience, Appeal to their Emotions. These stories will be read by all members of our community, including future students. Ask yourself, how will the audience connect to my story? What insight can I share with them about life, work, and the Institute?

We welcome all submissions! To ensure the quality of this effort, we will work with you to cultivate and fine-tune your story.