Joel and Maiko Bacha: A MIIS Match Following Their Dream and Making a Difference

Many students at the Monterey Institute find that their time here has a lasting effect far beyond the education they receive. Many make friends for life and some find their life partners at MIIS. We celebrate those special connections and the stories that follow as so-called “MIIS Matches.”

Author Reza Aslan and Kiva Co-Founder Jessica Jackley to Lead MIIS Executive Ed Course on Social Media

On February 17-18 the Monterey Institute and Aslan Media will host a two-day executive education course offering insights on “Harnessing the Power of Social Media, Youth Movements and Dynamic Markets.” The course will be held at the Monterey Institute and will offer training in:

37 MIIS Students Heading Off to Immersive Learning Programs in 18 Countries

The Monterey Institute takes pride in its success in preparing students for a professional international career so that they can hit the ground running after graduation. A large part of that success can be attributed to the many immersive learning opportunities offered to students in all degree programs, varying from smaller projects involving the local Monterey community to longer-term internships with non-profit and international organizations around the world.

IPSS: A stepping stone for future careers

17 students from the Monterey Institute are training and preparing to head off around the world as part of the International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) program.

As participants in IPSS, they will be working as junior professional staff members for 6 months with international organizations like the UN and the U.S State Department. The students will also receive credits toward their degree for completing an academic project related to their job assignment.

Location

Monterey, CA
United States
36° 36' 0.8568" N, 121° 53' 40.8336" W

Serving Veterans

The Monterey Institute is committed to serving veterans. As part of the Yellow Ribbon Program, the Monterey Institute and the Veterans Administration (VA) will guarantee complete tuition payment for up to 50 veterans each academic year to attend one of our world-class master's degree programs.

Location

Monterey Institute of International Studies
460 Pierce St.
Monterey, CA
United States
36° 35' 57.9984" N, 121° 53' 49.938" W

DPMI Plus: Stopping Child Labor in Namibia

Emily Patrick is pursing her Master's in Public Administration at the Monterey Institute.  This past summer, Emily interned in Namibia as part of the Development Project Management Institute Plus (DPMI Plus) program.

Location

Namibia
22° 26' 57.408" S, 17° 6' 20.5668" E

MIIS Chosen to Offer Peace Corps Fellows Program for Returned Volunteers

Monterey Institute President Sunder Ramaswamy recently signed a Memoranda of Agreement with Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams establishing the Institute as a partner school for purposes of the prestigious Paul D.

MontereySTART: New Platform for Micro-Philanthropy Launched

Monterey Institute students are known worldwide for their ingenuity and practical approach to addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems. It is now easier than ever to support student projects through the newly launched micro-philanthropy platform MontereySTART.

Four projects are currently featured on MontereySTART and they reflect the diverse interests and talents of the Monterey Institute student body:

Winter Commencement Sees 88 Students from 16 Countries Graduate from MIIS

“I left my comfortable job as an accountant because I wanted to make a difference for the people in my country,” said student commencement speaker Rawan Bannoura (MPA ’11) from Bethlehem, Palestine, at the 2011 Monterey Institute Winter Commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 10. With her new Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Rawan has the skill set and training she needs to fulfill her dream of starting a non-profit organization and truly “be the solution.”

Milliken Foundation $500,000 Gift to Support MIIS Recruitment, Scholarship, Marketing

The Monterey Institute of International Studies has received a $500,000 gift from the Milliken Foundation to support student recruiting and retention, as well as general promotional efforts of the Institute. The gift was made on behalf of one of the foundation’s directors, a member of the Middlebury College class of 1965.