At its annual conference last week, the American Translators Association (ATA) awarded its highest honor to Professor Holly Mikkelson of the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Professor Peter Grothe’s annual all-day cross-cultural retreat in Big Sur attracted 41 students from 17 countries and four continents this year, many from his popular intercultural communication course.
The Monterey Institute recently launched the MIIS International Friendship Program, matching interested international students with enthusiastic local families, and opening up the world for all involved.
Thirty-two local businesses and student service providers participated in the second annual Student Information Fair, which drew a large crowd on a sunny afternoon at the Monterey Institute’s downtown campus.
The Monterey Institute’s downtown campus is buzzing this week as a new and typically diverse class arrives to begin their MIIS experience.
Two MIIS alumni will interpret for 16 Japanese students from areas affected by this year’s earthquake and tsunami as they embark on a 10-day U.S. tour designed to give American youth insight into the region and the disaster.
Monterey Institute professor Esther M. Navarro created the audio Spanish translation for the Wonder of Learning exhibition of the Reggio-Emilia approach to education of young children.
Tatiana Ivanova (MATI ´11) graduated in May, and less than a month later celebrated the publication of her translation into Russian of the Louis Sachar classic Holes.
Dylan Westfeldt (MATI ’99) reports there are currently six Monterey Institute alumni on the interpreting staff at the United Nations, with four others freelancing and/or in the pipeline for future staff positions.
The Monterey Institute Intensive English Program will offer five different classes this summer for over 140 students from all over the world preparing for matriculation into degree programs at various universities.