Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

The Beauty of MIIS

It's hard to beat the idyllic location of the Middlebury Institute on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's gorgeous Central Coast.

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Erin Teske: Student Ambassador

Program: Translation and Interpretation

Undergrad: Wesleyan University

Fast Fact: I’m a second year Translation and Interpretation student. My native (A) language is English and my second (B) language is Spanish.

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MIIS Career Fair 2014

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The annual MIIS Career Fair on February 28th will attract top employers from around the world.

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Lovely Umayam

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Fast Fact:  Lovely is a published poet and has performed her poetry nationwide. 

 “I want to take part in the policy implementation process and be an advocate for good and novel ideas in the nuclear policy world.”

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Tiffani Jarnigan

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Fast Fact: Tiffani studied Russian for 10 years.

"After graduating from the Monterey Institute, I felt confident in performing any task...putting together a sustainability..."

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Lindsey Bowman

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Fast Fact:  Lindsey fulfilled a lifelong dream of winning a Fulbright scholarship to Brazil. 

"As a student, I have taught two, one-month long English classes for Japanese exchange students from Osaka University and worked as a proctor for the TOEFL test."

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Ben Grier

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Fast Fact: Ben once went two weeks in rural Mexico without putting on shoes or a shirt. It had little effect on the speed at which he learned Spanish.

“We're a tight-knit, diverse group at the Monterey Institute, and I've found there's something to be learned from everyone”

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Laura Henson

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See what the IEP student ambassador, Laura Henson, had to say about @MIIS, Monterey, and her experiences abroad!

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The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds

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Find out about one of the many immersive learning opportunities Navindra Gunawardena took advantage of while studying at MIIS, in this episode of "The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds."

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The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds

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This series features a different student each Wednesday from a range of degree programs offered at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. 

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Alisyn Gruener

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Works for: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Title: Enrollment Marketing Manager, Language & Professional Programs

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Kimberly Bellows

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Program: International Education Management

Before MIIS: Taught English in Chile; volunteered at a peace and reconciliation center in Northern Ireland; worked for a Congresswoman in Washington, D.C.

Fun Fact: Can eat an entire jar of pickles in one sitting

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The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds

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Find out what two things have surprised Bruno Rossi about his experience at MIIS in this episode of "The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds."

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The Summer MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds

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There are many reasons to study a foreign language. Find out Justin Trifiro's reason in this week's episode of "The Summer MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds."

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Adam Julian

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Works forAppalachian State University

Title: Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services

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Belinda Braunstein

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Works for: University of California, Merced

Title: English Language Institute Coordinator

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Joy Campbell

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Works for: Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State University

Title: Executive Associate Director

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The Summer MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds

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Starting from nothing, Tyler Velte is now able to hold a conversation in Arabic. See more in this week's episode of "The Summer MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds."

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The Summer MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds

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What kind of Chinese history exists in the Monterey Bay? Click the image to find out from Jennifer Macasek in this week's episode of "The Summer MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds."

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Alex Flores

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Fast Fact: Alex has studied, worked and lived in many places around the world including Japan, Senegal, Belgium and Spain.

“The TLM program has really given me the freedom to study exactly what I want to...”

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Nyia Hawkins

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Location: Medellin, Colombia

Partner: Centro Popular Afrodescendiente (CEPAFRO)

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