Professor Nüket Kardam and her students explore how grassroots leadership promotes development and social change in the Monterey Bay area.
Faraaz Mahomed (MAIPS '10) takes us on a tour of the Samson Student Center.
Welcome the Fall 2010 students, including citizens of 32 countries, speakers of 25 languages, and nine Fulbright scholars.
Philippa Lockwood (MPA '10) helps you manage your degree and discover a career at the Center for Advising and Career Services.
Lucyna Jodlowska (MPA/MBA '11) adopted an interdisciplinary approach to empower women in Uganda to meet their basic needs and transform their lives.
Bulbul Ahammed (MBA '10) shares what it means to be an MBA student at the Monterey Institute.
Emily Sloane (MAIEP '09) found her career path - with a few stops along the way - through networking while still at MIIS.
In January, a team of MBA students traveled to Zhejiang Province, China to present strategic recommendations to a committee of over 70 local and regional government officials.
During his time in the Peace Corps, David Chiesa (MATESOL ’10, LPA Certificate) taught students in China to perform the play Hamlet.
Professor Kelley Calvert searches for hope and change on a fossil fuel free road trip across the U.S.
Martiño Prada Diaz (TLM '11) discovers his passion for video game translation after a life-changing journey through Europe.
Mike Garnett (TESOL '10) spent four years teaching English in Aleppo, Syria before joining the Monterey Institute's TESOL program.
Valkyrie Anderson (IPS '09) explores the anti-human trafficking field, interning with the United Nations Inter-Agency Project (UNIAP) in Hanoi, Vietnam.
David Reichbaum (MPA '09) works with indigenous communities to promote energy efficient cooking practices.
Dave Moorer (IPS ‘09) explores the intersection of development and security at the Bonn International Center for Conversion.
Professor Tsuneo Akaha promotes the Monterey Way of teaching and learning at universities in Russia and Kyrgyzstan.
Lindsey Bowman (TESOL '11) seizes the opportunity to not only teach children in Colombia, but empower their mothers through English instruction.
Gabriel Guillen tells his story moving from an English learner in Madrid to a Spanish teacher in Texas.
Joel Wiseman (IPS ‘09) pursues his love of international economics at the Department of Commerce.
Before pursuing a graduate degree, Molly Ammons (MPA '09) worked for a refugee resettlement agency that helped displaced families adapt to life in the United States.
Kate Balzer (MPA '09) discovers her passion for community development through the MIIS experience.
Sky Lantz-Wagner (PCMI '12) cultivates his teaching skills through the Monterey Institute Experience.
PJ Standlee (TESOL '11) shares teaching highlights from his three years with the JET programme.
Leloba Pahl (IPS ‘10) pursues her passion for social change in Monterey, Washington D.C., and Geneva.
Cory Barra completed the DPMI training program (Winter 2009), and used her new skills to improve the effectiveness of her non-profit, Building for Generations.
Julie Johnson discusses her experiences teaching translation and interpretation at the Monterey Institute.
Edie Furniss (MATFL '10, CALL certificate '10) explores a variety of web-based tools for learning and teaching Russian.
Joshua Rhodes, management consultant for AMT Group in Tokyo, discusses the skills necessary for a successful career in one of the world's most competitive markets.
Andrew Silberman, President of the Tokyo based AMT Group, offers advice to current MBA students about the skills necessary to live and work in Japan.
Abate Mengesha (MPA '11), a Yellow Ribbon veteran, pursues a public administration degree after years in the US Navy.
Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula describes how the Development Project Management Institute makes her feel empowered.
Yara Terrazas-Carafa, hailing from Bolivia, discusses what she learned from the Development Project Management Institute.
Justin Bench describes his career after attending the Development Project Management Institute.
Jennifer Schneider (MBA '09) is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Uzbekistan '03-'05) and had also interned at USAID with the Bureau of Europe and Eurasia. Currently, she is an adviser with the Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Alumna Adama Abe shares the importance of translation, education and internet technology in her beloved Cameroon.
Lynn McDonald, former SILP Spanish student, returned to Chile after studying the language in Monterey and reconnected with old friends with a deeper level of understanding.
MPA alum Scott Webb applies his skillset in the "real world".
Alum Benjamin Hjelle interned at the International Labor Organization in Geneva through the International Professional Service Semester program.
Nurgul Khaidarova speaks about her internship with the International Trade Centre, which she secured through the International Professional Service Semester program.
Through the International Professional Service Semester program, Toyi Sogoyou interned for six months at the UN Department of Political Affairs in New York.
Anna Michelle Gregory interned at the International Labor Organization through the International Professional Service Semester program.
Sabina Dyussekeyeva turned her dream internship at the World Bank’s Public Sector Governance Group into reality through the International Professional Service Semester.
Alum Deanna Gergich interned for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) through the International Professional Service Semester program.
Michelle Glasser interned at Mercy Corps through the International Professional Service Semester program.
Alum Miaad Hassan interned at the UN Department of Political Affairs through the International Professional Service Semester program.
Elena Hushbeck interned at the UN Conference on Disarmament through the International Professional Service Semester program.
Ashley interned at the World Bank in Washington D.C. through the International Professional Service Semester.
Ed Ceska interned at the Bonn International Center for Conversion through the International Professional Service Semester program.
Alum Elena Ilina interned at the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch, through the International Professional Service Semester program.
Brett Walker reflects upon his internship at the International Atomic Energy Agency, which he obtained through our International Professional Service Semester program.
Alum Catherine Boye interned at the Pacific Forum through the International Professional Service Semester.
Svitlana graduated from Bates College in 2009 with a degree in Economics and German. Svitlana has interned with the Centre International de Formation Eropeene (CIFE) in Bregenz, Austria and the Bavarian Ministry of Economics in Munich, Germany. In addition to being fluent in Russian and Ukrainian, Svitlana is proficient in German, French and Italian, and speaks a small amount of Hindi and Nepali.
Alum Philip Rush conducted research on security and small arms possession in Southern Sudan through the International Professional Service Semester program.
Jenny Rose Tobin (TESOL '09) explored the power of social networks among international high school students.
Orkhan Vahabov talks about how the ESL program prepared him for life as a International Policy graduate student at the Monterey Institute.
Indira Citra shares her journey from an ESL student at the Monterey Institute to a full-time nursing student in the United States.