Frontier Market Scouts Head to Assignments on Five Continents

Twenty-one Frontier Markets Scouts recently completed training at the Monterey Institute and took their first steps towards a career in impact investing. The Frontier Market Scouts program was jointly developed and managed by the Monterey Institute, Sanghata Global and Village Capital to turn compassionate and capable young professionals into talent scouts and investment managers serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors in low-income and weak-capital regions of the world.

Net Impact team wins national competition

The Monterey Institute Chapter of Net Impact is the national winner of the 2012 xpedx Campus Greening Challenge.

The challenge asked students to develop and implement a plan for lowering the environmental impact of their campuses and to educate and engage on-campus facilities managers and fellow students.

Ben Grier

Ben Grier MBA '12

Undergrad: Samford

MIIS Follies: Climate Change Rap

Jessy Bradish is a dual degree student in the International Environmental Policy and Business Administration programs. She has a background in media and standup and wants to expand the climate change discussion in America through eco-comedy. She debuted her Climate Change Rap at the "MIIS Follies," our annual student-driven talent show. You can also watch the full version of her standup comedy and rap song.

MIIS Ranks Third in Nation for Peace Corps Master’s International Participation

The Peace Corps and the Monterey Institute of International Studies announced today that the Monterey graduate school now ranks in a tie for third in the nation in terms of participation in the Peace Corps Master’s International program, with 26 students enrolled in the program and serving overseas as of the ranking date of September 30, 2011.

MIIS Students Promote Sustainable Living with Eco-Friendly Fashion Show

The Monterey Institute chapter of Net Impact recently joined forces with the Bay Area non-profit organization Teens turning Green to put on an eco-friendly fashion show called ReStyled.

MIIS Student Finds “Amazing” Internship -- With a MIIS Alumna

When MIIS alumna Mary Graham Bliss (MAIPS ’04) was a summer intern in Mali, she was told that the only thing that worked were “les petits projets pratiques” or the “practical small projects.” She listened, founded a non-profit organization focused on solar-energy projects, and named it “Practical Small Projects (PSP).” 

MIIS Student Honored by King of Jordan for Youth Innovation and Achievement

At the World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World on October 21-23, King Abdullah II of Jordan honored the top ten finalists for his Youth Innovation and Achievement Award.

MIIS Adds New Portuguese Language Track for Translation and Localization Management Degree

With continued economic growth expected in Brazil and a growing need for translation and localization professionals in that market, the Monterey Institute of International Studies announced today that it will launch a new English-Portuguese language option within its Master of Arts in Translation and Localization Management (MATLM) degree program in fall 2012. The Institute’s well-established MATLM program currently offers Chinese, French, German, J

41 Students from 17 Countries Attend Annual Cross-Cultural Retreat

It’s hard to think of a more inspiring setting for a day of structured intercultural activities than the natural beauty of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in the fall. Every year Professor Peter Grothe invites students in his popular course in intercultural communication—as well as students from all degree programs at MIIS—for an all-day retreat in Big Sur.