The Monterey Institute’s unique Frontier Market Scouts Program has been awarded the prestigious Ashoka – U Cordes Innovation Award, given to innovative university programs focused on promoting social entrepreneurship.
Giving thanks: Monterey Institute student Whitney Hales is thankful for her family and looking forward to seeing them on Thanksgiving, while her friend Inge Kristensen from Denmark is thankful for her new American friends and their welcoming spirit.
Molly Lineberger (MBA '03) tells her story of working with Catholic Relief Services in Haiti providing relief work to people living with HIV and survivors of the 2010 earthquake.
Dr. Kent Glenzer may not be a typical university professor, but he is the ideal match for the Monterey Institute’s “goal-oriented and proactive students,” who are always eager to absorb practical advice.
Alexis Gabriel (MBA/IEP '13) combined her business and environmental policy skills to make a difference in South Africa.
Anja Mondragon (MAIEP/MBA '13) spent the summer in paradise working on an environmental conservation project in Belize.
Eight Frontier Market Scouts have recently returned to the Monterey Institute after spending the summer working on social venture and impact investment projects in Turkey, Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, India and England.
Fast Fact: Matt competes in Tough Mudder courses, some of the most brutal 7-12 mile obstacle courses in the country. Think freezing-cold water traps, giant walls, mud runs and more!
“The Yellow Ribbon program is an admirable program and my attendance at MIIS would not be possible without it..."
Fast Fact: Adam served in the Peace Corps, working with government units in rural Albania assisting in the development of tourism and waste management-based improvement projects.
“The best part about the MBA program at MIIS is its intimacy; that my professors are approachable and accessible...”
Fast Fact: Megan taste tested several species of insects while living in the Ecuadorian Amazon in 2011.
“Business skills and tools are incorporated into subjects like sustainability, international development, and design thinking...”