Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Previous Practica

Members of Team Monterey El Salvador meet with coordinators from the environmental program.

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Experiential learning is a cornerstone of the Monterey Way. Whether on-campus or in a developing country, practica provide students with opportunities to explore real world contexts as freelance consultants, field researchers, and junior-level professionals. This page is for previous programs. View our current winter & spring practica.

Winter Practica

El Salvador Practicum

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The PTD program has undergone a curriculum innovation which produced the launch of the Summer Peacebuilding Program (SPP), a three-week long intensive training program designed to bridge the theory and practice of building peace in societies that are emerging from conflict, violence or war.

The Summer Peacebuilding Program (SPP) builds on the 'Peace' dimension that was explored for two years (2013 and 2014) in the Peace Trade and Development program.

DPMI Students: Acquiring Skills and Developing Networks

 – Fifty students and mid-career professionals from all over the world gathered in Monterey and Washington, D.C. in May and June to attend Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI), an intensive program in international development and social change.

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J-Term in Chile: A Student’s Perspective

 – Middlebury Institute student Julia Kelley recounts her unforgettable experience learning about transitional justice and vulnerable populations during a winter term course in Chile led by Professor Jan Black.

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Training Budding Social Entrepreneurs

 – Since 2011, the Frontier Market Scouts program at the Middlebury Institute has been training budding social entrepreneurs and serving as a launch pad to exciting new careers through its unique fellowship program.

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Alumna Kathryn Sokol at the Forefront of Refugee Crisis in Greece

 – Imagine “how desperate you would have to be to decide that boarding an overcrowded flimsy boat is the best decision you can make for your family,” says Middlebury Institute alumna Kathryn Sokol of the “unbelievable” situation on the Greek Island of Lesvos, where she is coordinating emergency response for the International Rescue Committee as the island receives thousands of refugees, many fleeing the conflict in Syria.

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