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.
To apply for the Middlebury-Monterey Summer Intensive College English program, applicants must be between 15 and 19 years old and provide evidence of minimum English language proficiency.
I came to the United States because of my job as a teaching assistant in Congo-Kinshasa. In my country, I took English classes at the American Cultural Center. Understanding English is uncommon in my country, so knowing a little bit sometimes gives you a big opportunity. My knowledge in English allowed me to pass the paper-based TOEFL and to get a scholarship to study for a master’s degree in economics at Oklahoma State University. This was my big opportunity.
Although every week could be considered an international education week at the Monterey Institute, staff, faculty and students embrace the opportunity each November to participate in the official International Education Week, welcoming local community members and high school students to a host of events on the Institute’s downtown Monterey campus.
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.
Bryce Johnson is a student at the Monterey Institute pursuing a MA in Teaching a Foreign Language (TFL). He teaches Korean language classes through BUILD, a student-run organization the offers free language classes to the Monterey Institute community. Johnson has been teaching BUILD classes for 3 semesters, using the experience to better himself as a teacher and make himself more attractive to future employers. Johnson's goal is to become a professor of Korean Studies.
Beyond yoUrself In Language Development (BUILD) is a student-run organization that provides low-level language classes to the Monterey Institute of International Studies community. All of the classes are completely free, informal, and fun! They are taught by students in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Teaching Foreign Language programs at the Monterey Institute.