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.

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Obtaining a graduate degree is a long-term personal investment. The Student Financial Services Office is here to help you make it possible to cover the cost of attendance not covered by scholarships. We can help facilitate additional resources through federal financial aid and private loans.

Types of Financial Aid


You may apply for U.S. federal and/or private education loans to help pay your tuition and living expenses. International students are eligible for private loans only, with a U.S. cosigner, and may be able to receive education loans from their own countries.

Institute Celebrates Deep Ties with Peace Corps

 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Congressman Sam Farr joined Middlebury Institute students, faculty, staff and alumni at a September 19 breakfast celebrating the two institutions’ long history of shared values. 

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The Middlebury Institute Legacy Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship for Middlebury alumni and their extended family members.

$10,000 Legacy Scholarship Award

Degree holders from any Middlebury school are eligible for a guaranteed $10,000 Legacy Scholarship. This may be part of a larger merit and need-based scholarship award depending on the strength of your application or financial situation.

Legacy Scholarship Eligibility

For this scholarship, Middlebury alumni include the following:

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We’re proud to offer a wide variety of competitive scholarships to our master’s programs for both U.S. and international students.

Middlebury Institute Scholarships

Both U.S. and international students are eligible for merit or need-based scholarships. To apply, submit your application for admission by the next priority deadline. You’ll upload a Personal Scholarship Statement as part of your online application.

Partner and Affiliation Scholarships

Alumni or members of our partner organizations and schools, including the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, City Year, Fulbright, JET and many more, may receive a guaranteed scholarship award as a part of their need-based and merit scholarship awards.

We'll waive your application fee, too! To receive your application fee waiver, visit go.miis.edu/partner.