As Monday morning dawned in earthquake- and tsunami-devastated Northern Japan, eight Japanese-American faculty and staff members at the Monterey Institute of International Studies announced a fundraising drive aimed at supporting relief efforts in Japan.
Scholarship funds are not only important but vital for those planning a career in teaching. We could not think of a more appropriate way to launch the next 30 years and to continue attracting the best students to our program, than by creating a scholarship fund to be supported by our alumni and friends.
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The annual Monterey Institute Career Fair drew 97 employers to Monterey on February 25 for the opportunity to interact with students and alumni. Also, 18 additional organizations collected resumes at the event. This was the largest career fair the Institute has hosted. Every year the diversity of employers represented increases.
Have you ever heard Romeo and Juliet in Chinese or The Empire Strikes Back in Arabic? Every summer language students at the Monterey Institute come together to put on a talent show, sharing their newfound language skills with family and friends.
Intensive English Programs (ESL)
You can pursue full-time English language studies in our Intensive English Program. We do not require Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores for admission.
Most international students need F-1 immigration status to attend our programs. After we process your application, you will receive an I-20 document that allows you to apply for a student visa at the local US embassy or consulate.
On February 25, the Monterey Institute Center for Advising and Career Services will host its annual career fair in the Monterey Conference Center's Serra Ballroom from 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
The MIIS Around the World stories campaign started a year ago as an attempt to collect first-person narratives from members the MIIS community that illustrate the global impact of the Institute. One hundred and twenty students, alumni, faculty and staff members have already submitted their stories. The submissions range from tales about international experiences that brought students to MIIS, to funny anecdotes about attempts to communicate in a new language, to the sharing of life-changing moments.
Recent graduate Mike Garnett (TESOL’10) discusses B.U.I.L.D., the up and coming language learning collaborative at MIIS.
1) We’re in the Samson Center and even though it’s dead in here, I can still distinguish about four different languages around us. I hear you may have something to do with this? What is this B.U.I.L.D. initiative people have been telling me about?
Winter Commencement at the Monterey Institute of International Studies was held at the historic Golden State Theater on Saturday, December 11th. Friends and family of the 102 graduates from 21 countries celebrated on a gorgeous sunny day in Monterey.