Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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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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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Peter Fordos

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

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Manuela Silveira

 – Fast Fact: Manuela is the first student of the TLM Portuguese Program. “I see localization not only as the art of making content available in other languages, but prepared to make sense to its target audience."

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Yinghua Cai

 – Fast Fact: Yinghua taught Mandarin Chinese by day and English by night over the summer of 2012. “My professors are the best!!! Supportive and dedicated.”

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Nyia Hawkins

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

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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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Tiffani Jarnigan

 – 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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