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.

Local High School Students Introduced to Different Languages, Cultures at MIIS Event

Monterey Institute students, faculty and staff embrace every opportunity to engage with the local community and introduce them to the fascinating world that is to be found in our campus community. For four years the Institute has invited local high school students to participate in a series of workshops in connection with International Education Week.

MIIS Students Land More Fulbright Awards Per Capita than Students at Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Princeton

Good things can come in small packages. According to data released this week by the U.S. Department of State, students from the Monterey Institute landed more Fulbright awards per capita than every top ten university in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report college rankings, and had a higher applicant success rate than all but one of these leading schools.

Conflict Resolution in Bosnia

Quinn VanValer Campbell is currently pursuing her MA in International Policy Studies with an emphasis on Conflict Resolution.  This past summer, she interned with a Washington, D.C. group called The Advocacy Project.  That organization placed her with a community organization in Bosnia called BOSFAM. In Bosnia, Quinn worked with women who survived the country's 1995 massacre in Srebrenica.

Location

Bosnia and Herzegovina
44° 5' 1.1004" N, 19° 19' 10.0488" E

UN Weapons Inspector in Africa

Jonah Leff graduated from the Monterey Institute in 2006 with his Master's in Public Administration. He has spent the last few years working as a UN Weapons Inspector in southern Sudan and in Somalia. This fall, Jonah will be working for The Small Arms Survey in Nairobi, Kenya.

Location

Somalia
1° 53' 21.5016" N, 45° 22' 24.726" E

MIIS to Expand Campus Footprint with Van Buren Purchase

The Monterey Institute today announced the purchase of the building and property at 499 Van Buren Street, on the corner of Jefferson and Van Buren Streets. The 10,490-square-foot building currently houses the professional offices of the law firm of Horan, Lloyd, Karachale, Dyer, Schwartz, Law & Cook.

James Reavis: How 9/11 Changed His Life

James Reavis is at the Monterey Institute pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration.  His dream is to work for the State Department as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer.  The pursuit of that career began after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. James believes that by working in foreign policy, he will be doing his part to respond to the tragic events of that day.

Anne-Claire Benoit: Peace Corps Connections

Anne-Claire Benoit, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and student in the Master's in Public Administration program, reflects upon the life-changing friendship she made in the Peace Corps, Niger 2003-2006.

This video was made in light of the Monterey Institute's 50th anniversary celebration for the Peace Corps on October 8, 2011.

Location

Niger
18° 38' 46.482" N, 9° 40' 4.6884" E

Information Fair Helps New Students Get Established in Monterey

Local businesses and student service providers offering everything from food and transport to banking and recreational opportunities introduced themselves to new and returning students at the Monterey Institute’s second annual Student Information Fair on Wednesday, August 24. The event drew a steady crowd of new and returning students and was a great success, connecting students, many of them new to the Monterey Peninsula, to service providers in the local community.

New Class Includes Citizens of 33 Countries, Speakers of 22 Native Languages

The fall is always an exciting time at the Monterey Institute where faculty, staff and returning students welcome a diverse group of new students from all over the world. This year the incoming class includes citizens of 33 countries and speakers of 22 native languages. What they discover during the first week of orientation is that now they all have one important thing in common—they are all citizens of the Monterey Institute community.