Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Darrin Griffin

 – Fast Fact: You probably wouldn't guess that I graduated from culinary school. I am as passionate about food as I am about languages...almost. "The best thing about earning a MATFL degree from MIIS is that I felt completely prepared to be in the classroom."

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Nate Maynard: 2014 Fulbright Scholar

 – Fulbright Location: Kenting, Taiwan "Before attending MIIS, a Fulbright fellowship seemed impossible, now it seems like it was inevitable, I couldn’t imagine attending any other school."

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The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds

 – Watch Kayla Howe's "MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds" and learn more about our MPA program and Certificate in International Development and Social Change.

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Karla Micheli

 – Fast Fact: Karla Micheli has traveled, volunteered and worked in 20 different countries. “I truly believe the biggest way I can make a difference in this world is through educating communities.”

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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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Heidi Laidemitt

 –   Fast Fact:  Heidi and three of her colleagues were published in the CATESOL 2011 journal.  "I was really drawn to the rare opportunity of living in such a small and diverse linguistic and cultural community." 

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Sky Lantz-Wagner

 – Fast Fact:  Sky has swam with whale sharks in Mexico (and even has a whale shark tattoo on his foot!) "Being in the TESOL program is like being part of the all-star team of language learning and teaching." 

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Sarah DeMola

 – Fast Fact: Sarah has taught English to diverse populations including child refugees in New York, college bound teens in California, and continuing education adults in India.  “For me, teaching is really all about leading each individual student toward self-empowerment and self-discovery.” 

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Caroline Cuddy

 – Fast Fact: Caroline walked more than 500 miles of the mystical Camino de Santiago. "Our collective experiences of travel, language learning and teaching, and research make for a truly inspiring cohort of linguists!"

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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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Catherine Carlton

 – Fast Fact: Catherine works at a permaculture NGO in Malawi. "My favorite aspect of the International Environmental Policy program was the individual attention each student received..."

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Serving Veterans

 – Army veteran Ross Belliveau talks about the Monterey Institute's commitment to military veterans through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Rhiannon Marie Bramer: Boren Fellow

 – Fast Fact: Rhiannon was awarded a Boren Scholarship to spend the 2010-2011 academic year in Mongolia. "Professor Langholz’s research methods class helped me develop a successful research proposal, and it was through..."

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Oil Worker to Conservationist

 – Alfhild Aspelin (MAIEP '12) tells us how she went from working in the oil industry to pursuing an environmental policy degree.

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Alexandra Ogden

 – Fast Fact: Alexandra is currently living 12,000 feet above sea level in rural Peru as a Peace Corps Master's International student. "Professor Jason Scorse's approach to environmental policy is truly what I like most about the International Environmental..."

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The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds

 – 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

 – Find out what about the MBA program gave Charley Ruegger a competitive advantage over students from other schools in this weeks' 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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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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MIIS Career Fair 2014

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

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Lovely Umayam

 – 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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Ben Grier

 – 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

 – 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

 – 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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