Students at the Middlebury Institute have the opportunity to live and work in another part of the world while enrolled, whether on a summer fellowship or as a Peace Corps Masters International.
“If creating policy is the best way to leverage your impact, then nothing can beat training groups of amazing young people to do that every year,” says environmental policy professor Jeff Langholz.
Middlebury Institute student Molly McKeon describes “inspiring and humbling” experience participating in high-level discussions about international aid and disaster relief in Japan recently as part of her Pacific Forum Young Leader fellowship with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Middlebury Institute student Amanda Bensel has joined forces with other Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from Nepal to raise funds for transitional housing in the area where their host families live, among the hardest hit by recent earthquakes.
Middlebury Institute students who are also Returned Peace Corps Volunteers shared their experiences with local middle and high school students during National Peace Corps Week, often joined by international students from the countries where they served.
The Monterey Institute now ranks second in the nation for participants in the Peace Corps Masters International programs, with 25 students currently on assignment in partnering countries.
Monterey Institute alumnus Michael Murphy is leading efforts to build Massachusetts’ water technology cluster, bringing together nearly 300 organizations, companies and institutions to create a world-class hub of water innovation.
Reflecting back to her first days as a student at the Monterey Institute, alumna Miriam Fugfugosh says the warm and welcoming atmosphere extended “from orientation to graduation.” She remains part of this welcoming community as an active member of the robust international MIIS alumni network.
Fulbright students from around the world participating in a Monterey Institute program designed to help prepare them for graduate studies in the United States got a very special lesson on U.S. government from Congressman Sam Farr.
The Monterey Institute is celebrating its first semester as a Peace Corps Fellows partner by winning rave reviews from students like Christopher Voerg-Jones, who appreciates the “great professors” and “diverse student body.”