Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Chelsea Wicks

 – Fast Fact: I grew up on a nature preserve in Kentucky! I definitely had more animal friends than people friends until elementary school. "I feel like a sponge soaking in all the unique experiences, skills, and personalities of my colleagues."

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Abraham Leach

 – Fast Fact: I've done a 500 mile bike ride down the California coast twice. "The Spanish professors, as well as the TFL/TESOL professors here, are excellent role models that help me figure out what type of language teacher I aspire to be."

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Hannah Silverstein

 –   Fast Fact: I can count to ten in eight different languages — English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Spanish, German, and French. "I feel lucky to be part of a cohort that is so supportive and encouraging of each other."

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Nyia Hawkins

 – Location: Medellin, Colombia Partner: Centro Popular Afrodescendiente (CEPAFRO)

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Lindsey Bowman

 – 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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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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Laura Henson

 – Fast Fact: Lauren ran a private marathon with two other volunteers down the national highway of Mozambique. "I genuinely want to be a part of something that is much bigger than myself..."

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Elizabeth Edouard

 – DPMI Plus Assignment: Jhpiego (Tanzania) "Being in an international setting amongst mission-driven individuals working to impact social change, I find myself at home."

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Alyssa Poey

 – DPMI Plus Assignment: Institute of International Education "I see myself as a bridge-builder, and want to connect people with opportunities that challenge their understandings of the world and broaden their minds..."

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Heidi Hansen

 – DPMI Plus Assignment: Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society  "Working with WDCS was a truly collaborative experience and gave me insight into the challenges and rewards of working with and for a small nonprofit."

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Rebecca Marcus

 – DPMI Plus Assignment: Futures and Options  "I appreciated the ability to work with such a small and growing organization because I got to experience all aspects of the organization."

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Economics of the Environment

 – Ashley Camhi (MAIEP '09) talks about her work on environmental projects with the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

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Peter Fordos

 – Works for: Cross Cultural Advisors Title: Intercultural Consultant, Trainer and Coach

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