Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Hard Work, Love, Hard Work

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

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Owen Karssiens: Working with Coffee Farmers in Honduras

 – Owen Karssiens (MBA '12) a Peace Corps International candidate, is working with a small coffee co-op in San José de Colinas, Honduras, searching for ways to get them more value for their crops. During his time in the mountainous area of San Luis, Santa Bárbara he has not only forged a bond with the people he works with everyday, but also grown to love coffee, a beverage he absolutely did not like before.

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Conflict Resolution in Bosnia

 – Quinn VanValer-Campbell (MAIPS '12) talks about her work with women survivors of the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica, Bosnia.

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The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds

 – Discover the two things that surprised Bruno Rossi about his experience at MIIS in this episode of "The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds."

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Who Studies Language Teaching?

 – How did you get here? Students Eliz Tchakarian, Emily Quade, and Derek Yiu share how our language education programs became the next step in their unique lives.

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Miranda Zhang

 – Fast Fact: Miranda taught Chinese culture classes at high schools in Poland. “The TLM program combines translation, technology and management together…and that enables me to think like a manager...”

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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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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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Trina Montano

 – Fast Fact: I have two beautiful children, one of which attended several weeks of Educational Research as a newborn. She was snuggly wrapped in my Moby Wrap (baby carrier) where she slept the entire time until the last day of class, when she woke up and stuck her head out to meet my MIIS classmates.

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Darrin Griffin

 – You probably wouldn't guess that I graduated from culinary school. I am as passionate about food as I am about languages...almost.

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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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Alisyn Gruener

 – Works for: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Title: Enrollment Marketing Manager, Language & Professional Programs

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Adam Julian

 – Works for: Appalachian State University Title: Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services Alumnus: MA International Education Management 2013

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Joy Campbell

 – Works for: Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State University Title: Executive Associate Director

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Alex Flores

 – 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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Alan Lovewell Presents at TEDxMonterey 2012 - Sea Change

 – Monterey Institute alum, Alan Lovewell (MAIEP ‘10), was a presenter at the most recent 2012 TedxMonterey – Sea Change conference. As a presenter at this event he talked about how the ocean sustains, inspires, and defines his way of life.

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