Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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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Alisyn Gruener

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

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Kimberly Bellows

 – 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

 – 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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Adam Julian

 – Works for: Appalachian State UniversityTitle: Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services

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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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The Summer MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds

 – 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

 – 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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The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds

 – You can pursue all your interests at MIIS. See how Lindsay Cope is doing that in this weeks' episode of "The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds."

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The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds

 – What advice does a current student from Afghanistan give to future students? See what Haroon has to say in this weeks' episode of "The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds."

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Teryn Wolfe: 2014 Fulbright Scholar

 – Fulbright Location: Tadó, Colombia "Studying at MIIS has equipped me with the analytical tools that I need to solve complex problems and work collaboratively in multicultural settings."

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The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds

 – Want to play video games for your job? Beth Shigemitsu will be doing something like that. Watch this weeks' episode of "The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds" for more.

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The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds

 – Not everyone understands pop culture references. Lauren Thompson explains why, in this weeks' episode of "The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds."

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Minh Vo

 – Location: Kolkata, India Village Capital Partner: Ikure Techsoft

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Natalie Cox

 – Location: Bangalore, India Village Capital Partner: Impact Edge Accelerator

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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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The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds

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

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The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds

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

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Carmen Ibarra

 – Fast Fact: Carmen retired from the U.S. Air Force as an Airborne Linguist after 26 years of service. “I like the fact that all the professors are active in their respective fields; in other words, they practice what they preach...”

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Enjoy the Journey

 – MIIS student Qianxi Xiao talks about what he learned on a 10-day solo walk down the coast of central California.

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Karen Hogue

 – Fast Fact: Karen taught reactor physics at the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power School prior to becoming a student at MIIS. “I'm passionate about this field because I feel like there is so much opportunity to make a global difference.”

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Tamara Patton

 – Fast Fact: Tamara specializes in the use of satellite imagery and virtual 3D modeling for nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament research and analysis. “I found the NPTS program valuable for the way that it blends complex technical and policy training in a digestible manner.”

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Cristina Lopez

 – Fast Fact: Cristina participated in a rescue and recovery disaster relief course in the south of France. “My summer project consisted of filming a documentary about water insecurity in Nicaragua.”

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Derek Polka

 – Fast Fact: Derek grew up on a dairy & agricultural farm in Moss Landing, a town in north Monterey County with a population of 204 people. “The ability to provide food and an adequate wage for living is crucial if we wish to bring countries out of the trap of poverty.”

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Fareed Bailey

 – Fast Fact: As a staffer at the Arizona State Senate, Fareed directly worked on nearly 60 pieces of legislation. “I set out to acquire the skills integral to being a successful policymaker.”

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Shawn Harris

 – Fast Fact:  Shawn made a documentary in Libya following the collapse of the Qaddafi Regime. “I believe that in order to raise the global standard of living we have to address both conflict and economic development simultaneously.”

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Adam Kirk

 – Fast Fact: Adam served in the Peace Corps, working with government units in rural Albania assisting in the development of tourism and waste management-based improvement projects. “The best part about the MBA program at MIIS is its intimacy; that my professors are approachable and accessible...”

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Benjamin Couch

 – Fast Fact:  Ben spent six months working on a social business model development project in Rajasthan, India for Traditional Medicinals, an herbal tea company.  “I come away with a much richer perspective on global business than before...” 

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Matt Gleason

 – Fast Fact:  Matt competes in Tough Mudder courses, some of the most brutal 7-12 mile obstacle courses in the country.  Think freezing-cold water traps, giant walls, mud runs and more! “The Yellow Ribbon program is an admirable program and my attendance at MIIS would not be possible without it..."

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Megan Christenson

 – Fast Fact: Megan taste tested several species of insects while living in the Ecuadorian Amazon in 2011. “Business skills and tools are incorporated into subjects like sustainability, international development, and design thinking...”  

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Magdalena Adam

 – Fast Fact: Magdalena has run three half marathons to date and is planning on running in the San Francisco half marathon next year. “Most of the professors are active translators, interpreters, and localization managers, so they really know..."

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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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