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. Click here for our 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.

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We prepare graduates to be effective leaders and managers in international development. Our alumni work in social change organizations, NGOs, non-profits and government agencies around the world.

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Our student-centered program is for those longing to make a difference in confronting critical social problems including hunger, poverty, disease, joblessness, and powerlessness.

Through hands-on, applied experience, practical tools and knowledge and with community support to thrive, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to combat these issues and to become a social change leader.

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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The Middlebury Institute Legacy Scholarship is a special $10,000 scholarship for extended family members of all Middlebury alumni.

$10,000 Legacy Scholarship Award

Starting with the Spring 2016 new student class, we'll offer guaranteed $10,000 Legacy Scholarships to Middlebury degree program alumni and their extended family members. Once you're admitted, you'll receive the $10,000 scholarship and may also receive merit and need-based scholarships depending on the strength of your application or financial situation.